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Unsung Hero: Bedlam

This wide receiver got more playing time due to an injury, but he stepped up big time.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Bedlam was an offensive shootout, and it was incredible to watch both the Cowboy and Sooner offenses throw haymakers for 60 minutes. The Cowboy offense had an incredible day, and probably would have won any other game if they were not playing OU.

Mason Rudolph threw for 436 yards despite barely completing 50% of his passes. The big star of the day was Justice Hill, running for 228 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hill broke Barry Sanders’ Bedlam record for most rushing yards in a game. James Washington had 128 yards on 7 catches and a touchdown, but he left in the middle of the 3rd quarter with a high ankle sprain and did not return.

When he left, Tyron Johnson became the outside receiver in his place. Johnson has not been very involved in the offense this year, but he made his presence known in the second half of Bedlam. For the second time this season, he is my unsung hero. Johnson had 4 catches for 118 yards and two 4th quarter touchdowns. For not getting consistent playing time this season, it did not look like it. He looked like a #1 wide receiver, and Oklahoma State got a glimpse of what he can do, and what he will be for the Cowboys next season.

His speed vertically is so tough to defend. Watch what he does to the OU defender who was already playing off of him...

Johnson talked earlier this week about his breakout performance in Bedlam:

Cowboy fans have been waiting for Johnson to break out in a big way this season. Bedlam was finally that time, and fans took to social media to express their happiness in what he was able to do.

How I imagine Dustin in the stands during both Tyron Johnson touchdowns:

If Johnson keeps making plays like that, that will be the reaction of most Oklahoma State fans in the future.