NORMAN — Ryan Broyles says he blacks out every time he scores a touchdown. Suffice to say, Broyles has blacked out a lot this season. Blackout Broyles had one of the best games of his career Saturday in OU’s 42-30 victory over Kansas State.
The sophomore slot receiver caught eight passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, both coming in the first quarter as OU jumped to a 21-0 lead. Broyles later had another touchdown reception on a screen pass wiped out by a holding call. "He is really talented with his quickness and his ability to make big plays and make people miss after the catch,” coach Bob Stoops said. "The guy is something.” It’s time to start giving Broyles serious consideration for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Maybe even first-team All-America honors. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and wide receiver Jordan Shipley are superb talents. So are Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson and Kansas wideout Dezmon Briscoe. But no offensive player in the league is having the kind of season Broyles is. He leads the country all by himself with 10 touchdown receptions. Imagine how many Broyles would have if he didn’t miss two games with a fractured shoulder blade. Or put it this way: Broyles is averaging 1.7 touchdown receptions a game. No one else nationally is averaging more than 1.1. "You go out there and put it in his hands, and he’s going to make something happen,” said quarterback Landry Jones. Broyles made plenty happen Saturday.