STILLWATER — The Dez Bryant highlight reel is full of catches where the Oklahoma State receiver soars through the air, arms fully extended. Saturday night he added a very different extraordinary catch, reaching down around his ankles to grab a touchdown pass.
“If you get it in the same area code that kid's got a chance,” OSU co-offensive coordinator Trooper Taylor said. “If it's shaped like a football he'll go get it.”
In his best performance this season against an elite foe, Bryant had six catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns. The highlight reception came in the third quarter when he scooped up a low throw by a pressured Zac Robinson for a 6-yard TD.
Damian Davis, Bryant's OSU roommate and good friend, had as much to do with that catch as anybody. Oklahoma gave Bryant the double-coverage OSU has come to expect.
“It's been that way the last six or eight weeks,” co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said. “They put one guy over him and one guy over the top.”
But on OSU's first two offensive possessions Davis made big catches that eventually forced OU to ease up on Bryant.