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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Punt return gives OSU a boost

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State had been awaiting a chance to unleash Dez Bryant and their vaunted punt return squad all through the game.

The only trouble was that Oklahoma State didn't force Houston to punt until about 8 1/2 minutes were left in the third quarter.

Bryant took advantage with a scintillating 82-yard punt return that sliced Houston's lead to 24-21 with 8:34 left in the third quarter. The big play appears to have reclaimed momentum for the No. 5 Cowboys.

Bryant took advantage of a crunching block from Donald Booker before jetting down the right sideline for the touchdown. It was the third punt return for a touchdown in Bryant's college career.

We've got a football game here, again.