@BR Agate Big B/C:The star
Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Oklahoma State.
True, Oklahoma State’s star receiver was held to just three receptions and 77 yards. But when Bryant did make catches, he made sure they were at the right time. With his Cowboys down 7-0 and the first half winding down, Bryant made receptions of 19 and 46 yards, fueling a three-play, 68-yard scoring drive that was the first real sign of the Cowboys’ high-powered offense clicking.
His second touchdown reception sealed the win for Oklahoma State in the fourth quarter.
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@BR Agate Big B/C:Key moment
With just over two minutes left in the first half and the game tied at 7, Georgia tailback Carlton Thomas fumbled, giving the Cowboys the ball on Georgia’s 11-yard line. Oklahoma State proceeded to the 1-yard line. Even though a holding penalty on fourth down forced the Cowboys into a field goal, Georgia lost the momentum and never recovered.
@BR Agate Big B/C:Key decision
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo decided to go away from the creativity that led to the Bulldogs’ lone touchdown drive. On Georgia’s first possession, backup quarterback Logan Gray and freshman corner Branden Smith took snaps and ran for gains, keeping the Cowboys defense on its toes. The Bulldogs’ offensive performance was lackluster and ineffective in every drive since then.
@BR Agate Big B/C:Quote of the game
“I feel like I let a lot of people down today. You want to go out there and prove what you can do and that you’ve been working hard, and, when you don’t, it’s disappointing.” — Georgia quarterback Joe Cox
@BR Agate Big B/C:By the numbers
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:15: penalties for Oklahoma State, accounting for 106 yards
57: yards averaged per punt by Georgia’s Drew Butler, including a long of 75 yards
46: receiving yards for Georgia freshman tight end Orson Charles, the most on the team behind A.J. Green