Saturday, September 12, 2009
Punt return gives OSU a boost
By ESPN.com staff
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.