Must See: Stanford WR Catches Ball And Defender For TD
David Young 01:41 am, October 16th, 2015
In a Pac-12 matchup of UCLA at Stanford, the Cardinal may have had the craziest, luckiest, skillfullest TD catch of this or any year. In the third quarter, already up 35-17, Stanford called a double reverse, with QB Kevin Hogan hurling the ball over 40 yards downfield into the end zone to WR Francis Owusu. The only problem was UCLA safety Jaleel Wadood was all over Owusu. Like ALL over him. Like flag in the end zone, full-on-molesting-without-looking-for-the-ball all over him. But that didn't matter:
Yes, you just watched Owusu blindly catch that ball on the other side of Wadood (there's no way he saw that ball into his hands), and hold onto both the ball and the safety as he fell to the ground for a score. How did he do that?
The most amazing thing will be that this catch will overshadow the efforts of Cardinal RB Christian McCaffrey, who has rushed for over 200 yards and broken the school record for rushing yards in a single game. But then again, he didn't catch the ball on the other side of a defender.
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and has never seen a catch like that.
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