Video: LeGarrette Blount Touchdown Run Emphatically Closes Out the Holiday Bowl


FanHouse gathers around the TV to bring you insights from Bowl Season '08.

Purely ridiculous stuff here. Leading Oklahoma State just 35-31 with three minutes remaining, Oregon lined up at the Cowboys' 29-yard-line. What happened next was the stuff of legend.

From shotgun on first down, Oregon handed the ball off to six-foot-two, 230-pound tailback LeGarrette Blount. Oklahoma State's defense got tremendous penetration but Blount evaded the initial surge, made a cut to surge into open field and then strung together three great elements that will make this a famous run for many years.

First, he completely hurdled a defender at the 20-yard-line. We're talking soared right over him. Awesome stuff but we've seen that this year out of Beanie Wells and Knowshon Moreno.

Next, he maintained enough of a head of steam to power through a bloc of five defenders in front of, underneath and to the side of him.

Finally, the clincher. At the ten yard line, a final defender met him from the side, but Blount stuck out his left arm and held him off, stiff-arm style, the final ten yards while running diagonally. Brilliant stuff mixing so many great running elements from speed to power to stiff-arms to unteachable leaps. What great timing, as that run was the clincher that put the game away at 42-31. If you can't enjoy this you have no soul. Video after the jump.

Video: LeGarrette Blount Touchdown Run Emphatically Closes Out the Holiday Bowl originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Wed, 31 Dec 2008 03:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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