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Brodrick Brown's memorable Bedlam play already garnering attention

By Brandon Chatmon Modified: November 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm •  Published: November 28, 2010

STILLWATER — Many people are already referring to it as the Play of the Year.

Oklahoma State cornerback Brodrick Brown's play during the Cowboys' 47-41 loss to Oklahoma will be remembered long after the 2010 Big 12 champion is crowned.

The redshirt sophomore jumped into the air, out of bounds, to bat a Landry Jones pass back to teammate Shaun Lewis for one of the most improbable interceptions in recent memory. It was the No. 1 play on ESPN SportsCenter's top-10 plays countdown on Saturday night.

Asked if he'd ever seen a play like that, OSU coach Mike Gundy was quick with his response:

“No. I have not,” he said. “I'm sure I have, but I don't remember one like that.

“Pretty amazing wasn't it?”

Brown's play is nowhere to be found on the official box score, but a quick YouTube or Google search reveals the impact. As of Sunday night, a clip of Brown's play had already received over 884,000 views.

With one play, he's gone from the guy who replaced Perrish Cox in the Cotton Bowl to YouTube sensation.

What made the play special was Brown's recognition of his positioning on the field and awareness to intentionally bat the ball directly to his teammate. And the awareness of Lewis to react to Brown's play and catch the ball also cannot be overlooked. Nobody realized what the duo had done until the play was done.

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Big-game Brodrick

Brodrick Brown has quietly been one of the main reasons for Oklahoma State's 10-2 season. The sophomore cornerback stepped into the starting role this season and has excelled with 70 tackles, including two for loss; eight pass breakups; two interceptions; one forced fumble; and one fumble recovery.

Here's a look at the impact Brown has had in OSU's big games this season:

41-38 win over Troy: Brown finished with seven tackles as the Pokes held off the Trojans.

38-35 win over Texas A&M: Brown finished with 12 tackles, including 11 solo stops, as OSU won the game thanks to Dan Bailey's field goal.

51-41 loss to Nebraska: Brown had seven tackles and one pass breakup against the Huskers.

55-28 win over Baylor: Brown finished with just four tackles but stripped Baylor receiver Josh Gordon and recovered the fumble early in the first half to spark the win.

33-16 win over Texas: Brown finished with 11 tackles, including six solo stops, as OSU defeated the Longhorns for the first time under coach Mike Gundy.

47-41 loss to Oklahoma: Brown had five tackles and one interception in addition to his “YouTube” tipped pass to teammate Shaun Lewis.


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