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How Tylan Wallace’s Sophomore Season Stacks Up With OSU’s Greats

The sophomore finished a breakout season with some historic numbers.

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Tylan Wallace’s sophomore season at Oklahoma State is comparable to Dez Bryant’s sophomore year and Hart Lee Dykes’ senior season — not bad company.

Wallace finished between Bryant and Dykes in receptions, had more yards than both, but was behind both in touchdown receptions.

Wallace caught 30 percent of Taylor Cornelius’ completions this season. With that high of a percentage, it’s wild to think Wallace’s 86 receptions are still 36 off Justin Blackmon’s school record. Wallace did, though, finish with 12 more receptions than James Washington had last season.

Player Receptions Year Class
Justin Blackmon 122 2011 Junior
Justin Blackmon 111 2010 Sophomore
Rashaun Woods 107 2002 Junior
Josh Stewart 101 2012 Sophomore
Dez Bryant 87 2008 Sophomore
Tylan Wallace 86 2018 Sophomore
Hart Lee Dykes 84 1988 Senior
Rashaun Woods 80 2001 Sophomore
Rashaun Woods 77 2003 Senior
James Washington 74 2017 Senior

Wallace’s 1,491 receiving yards ranks second among sophomore’s in OSU’s history, trailing only Blackmon. His 83 yards in the Liberty Bowl moved him ahead of Dykes and Bryant to fifth on OSU’s season list.

Player Yards Year Class
Justin Blackmon 1,782 2010 Sophomore
Rashaun Woods 1,695 2002 Junior
James Washington 1,549 2017 Senior
Justin Blackmon 1,522 2011 Junior
Tylan Wallace 1,491 2018 Sophomore
Dez Bryant 1,480 2008 Sophomore
Hart Lee Dykes 1,441 1988 Senior
James Washington 1,380 2016 Junior
Rashaun Woods 1,367 2003 Senior
Josh Stewart 1,210 2012 Sophomore

There’s one spot Wallace’s season doesn’t quite compare to Bryant’s, and that’s in touchdowns. Although Wallace’s 12 touchdown receptions this season is third among sophomores, it’s still seven away from the 19 Bryant caught in 2008. Wallace’s 12 isn’t bad by any means. It was only one off what Washington put up last season as a senior.

Player Touchdowns Year Class
Justin Blackmon 20 2010 Sophomore
Dez Bryant 19 2008 Sophomore
Justin Blackmon 18 2011 Junior
Rashaun Woods 17 2002 Junior
Hart Lee Dykes 15 1988 Senior
Rashaun Woods 15 2003 Senior
James Washington 13 2017 Senior
Tylan Wallace 12 2018 Sophomore
Adarius Bowman 12 2006 Junior
James Washington 10 2016 Junior
James Washington 10 2015 Sophomore
Rashaun Woods 10 2001 Sophomore

Wallace’s seven games of at least 100 receiving yards this season is tied for fifth in school history. Wallace surpassed 200 yards in a game twice (Texas and Oklahoma), and he almost stood alone in fifth with eight games, as he finished with 90 yards against Kansas State.

Player No. of 100-Yard Games Season
Justin Blackmon 12 2010
James Washington 9 2017
Hart Lee Dykes 9 1988
Rashaun Woods 9 2002
Tylan Wallace 7 2018
Marcell Ateman 7 2018
Justin Blackmon 7 2011
Rashaun Woods 7 2003
James Washington 6 2016
Dez Bryant 6 2008

The numbers made for an historic breakout season for a sophomore, and would have been impressive for any wideout. The good news for Oklahoma State is that Wallace has two more years of eligibility to add to his legacy in Stillwater.

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