After a not-so-eventful first quarter in which only one touchdown was scored, the Cowboys and Cardinal exploded before halftime, totaling 35 points between the two offenses. Wide receiver Justin Blackmon has put his slow start in the rear-view mirror, totaling four catches, 139 yards and two long touchdowns. Andrew Luck has been solid with 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 11 of 14 passing but Brandon Weeden has been the better of the two, with 239 yards, three total touchdowns (one rushing) and one interception with 13 completions on 21 attempts.
Stanford jumped out to a 14-0 lead after Jeremy Stewart punched in from 24 yards away but that's when the beast was awoken. Putting all the "limited" talk to an end, Blackmon proceeded bust long receptions of 43 yards and 67 yards to tie the game back up.
Not to be outdone, Luck made passes of 25 yards and 31 yards look easy, setting up a Stepfan Taylor rushing touchdown from four yards out. That's when Oklahoma State went on their most efficient drive of the day to close out the half, totaling 77 yards and nine plays in less than two minutes and capping it off with a 2-yard Weeden quarterback draw.
The Cardinal have outrushed the Cowboys 144 yards to 11 and have held the ball for over 13 more minutes but are still tied due to Blackmons' big plays. Stay tuned for the second half as this one is sure to go down right to the wire.