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ESPN: Blackmon, Hilburn prove rule is nonsensical

A pair of Big 12 receivers made headlines with a pair of touchdowns in their respective bowls, Kansas State's Adrian Hilburn and Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon.

With his team trailing by eight late against Syracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Hilburn scored on a catch-and-run, and issued the now-infamous "Bronx Salute," staring into a group of Kansas State fans in the stands and saluting them.

Blackmon, on a wide-open 71-yard touchdown the day before, took a horizontal detour across the field before crossing the goal line in the first quarter.

Hilburn was flagged. Blackmon was not.

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