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.
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.