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BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: October 25, 2009
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photo - Oklahoma State tight end Wilson Youman (86) reaches out to control a pass for a touchdown as Baylor safety Jordan Lake (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Oklahoma State tight end Wilson Youman (86) reaches out to control a pass for a touchdown as Baylor safety Jordan Lake (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Oklahoma State's offensive balance had stretched far and wide on the roster, yet had failed to feature the tight ends until Saturday.

Wilson Youman and Cooper Bassett both caught touchdown passes in OSU's 34-7 rout of Baylor. It was the first career scoring reception for each.

Youman, a sophomore, scored the game's first TD on a 22-yard grab down the middle in the first quarter. Bassett, a redshirt freshman, got his score on the end of a 19-yard catch.

"I've been dreaming about playing for OSU since I was a little kid," Bassett said. "Now I get to score a touchdown for OSU. On the field, I can't really describe what I was feeling.

"I can honestly say I've been dreaming about that moment since I was a little bitty kid. To have that happen is awesome."

For the tight ends, it also ended a touchdown drought that dated back to November of 2007, a span of 23 games and included Brandon Pettigrew's senior year.

"I was extremely pleased with how the tight ends caught the ball," said co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer. "They don't get as much love. When the opportunity arose, they took it."


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