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Despite injury, Bryant tops Holiday Bowl charts

By Andrea Cohen Modified: December 31, 2008 at 12:02 am •  Published: December 31, 2008
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Despite missing a good chunk of the second half, Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant set the Holiday Bowl record for most receptions and receiving yards. Here’s a look at the top wide receiver performances of the Holiday Bowl:

Most catches

13: Dez Bryant, OSU, 2008

11: David Mills, BYU, 1984

11: Roy Williams, Texas, 2001

10: Scott Phillips, BYU, 1980

10: Hart Lee Dykes, OSU, 1988

10: Matt Bellini, BYU, 1989

10: Shaun McDonald, Arizona St, 2002

Most receiving yards

167: Dez Bryant, OSU, 2008

163: Hart Lee Dykes, OSU, 1988

162: Rae Carruth, Colorado, 1996

155: Clay Brown, BYU, 1980

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Dez Bryant: The Cowboys went to their star receiver early and often Tuesday night. While he shined early, Bryant was limited in the second half while playing injured.

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OSU running game: The Cowboys averaged 256 yards on the ground this season. Against Oregon OSU ran for just 119 yards, with Kendall Hunter gaining a season-low 37 yards.

BY ANDREA COHEN


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