Oklahoma State jumped out to an early 14 - 0 lead over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. But Texas charged back with two touchdowns of their own. Their second score came late in the first quarter, and as they were lining up to kick the extra point and make the game all square at 14, Cowboy defensive tackle Vincent Taylor pulled his best Dikembe Mutombo impression and blocked the kick.
Now, a blocked kick in itself is an amazing feat, but Taylor not only blocked the kick, he also scooped up the loose ball and made his way towards the end zone. Knowing that he’s not the quickest fellow on this special teams unit, he had the amazing field awareness to lateral the ball back to Cowboy safety Tre Flowers, who took the ball in for the score.
I think this play definitely has the potential to be a Piesman Trophy winner. Coach Mike Gundy and quarterback Mason Rudolph were both impressed
Rudolph even stating that he believes Taylor would have a “Madden Awareness Rating of probably like a 99”.
Taylor went on to block another extra point to bring the Cowboys total to three during the game... yes, three blocked extra points.
The play earning honorable mention this week has to go to Gundy’s dance moves.