Gundy optimistic on Blackmon's return

Justin Blackmon sat out of most of Oklahoma State's victory Saturday over Missouri as a precautionary measure after getting "dinged" in the head.

The wide receiver appears likely to return Saturday, though, when the No. 3 Cowboys host Baylor.

"I expect him to be fine," coach Mike Gundy told reporters Sunday night. "They haven't done all those tests and things that they do — that takes place (Monday). But he's over here and walking around and he was normal to me."

Blackmon had eight catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 45-24 win before having his helmet confiscated and being benched.

"Justin got dinged in the head, and he's fine, but that young man's got too much in the future," Gundy told a sideline reporter after the game. "We were just not going to put him back in there."

Blackmon, who won the Biletnikoff Award last year as college football's top receiver, is third in the Big 12 with 662 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 catches.