In the third quarter of the bowl game, Brown ran a post route, caught the ball in stride just over an opponent's outstretched arms and outran the Houston defense for a 69-yard touchdown, his only catch that day.
In a win last season over Purdue, Brown reached out on a deep ball to snag a one-handed catch for a big gain.
Brown's downfield opportunities were limited in the Penn State run-first offense, though; he made four or more receptions in just seven of the 37 games in which he appeared at Penn State.
He eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark only once in his PSU career: a six-reception, 106-yard performance as a sophomore in a home loss to Michigan State.
Despite being the new guy, Brown, who at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds will be OU's biggest wide receiver, will likely get an early shot at playing time due to the relative inexperience of the Sooners' receiving corps. In a pass-oriented offense, Kosanovich said, Brown could flourish.
“I've seen him make so many outstanding catches in high school,” Kosanovich said. “Sliding, reaching back or way over his head. He did that in high school. I know the ball being delivered is a little bit different in college, but I know what he can do with his hands.
“I think he's just going to do an outstanding job down there.”