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Look through the Record Book: Five Highest Receiving Yards Games in OSU History

Such a stacked list that Justin Blackmon couldn’t even get in.



Oklahoma State has a strong claim to being wide receiver U.

The Cowboys are so historically deep at this position that two-time Biletnikoff winner Justin Blackmon isn’t even in the top 10 of receiving yards in a game. We’ll look at the top five of that stat in today’s look through the record book.

1. Adarius Bowman at Kansas on Oct. 14, 2006 — 300

OSU had 603 yards of total offense against the Jayhawks in 2006, but none were more impressive than Adarius Bowman’s record-setting day.

Bowman caught 13 Bobby Reid passes for his flat 300 yards to go along with four touchdowns. Bowman caught two passes in the fourth quarter in Lawrence, a 55-yard touchdown and a 64-yard touchdown.

Reid ended the day 23-for-35 with 411 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. OSU beat Kansas 42-32.

2. James Washington vs. Pitt on Sept. 17, 2016 — 296

This game came up in our first record book look because Mason Rudolph torched the Panthers for 540 passing yards, but most of those yards went to his favorite target James Washington.

Rudolph and Washington connected nine times and for two touchdowns. Washington caught one of his patented post routs on the first play from scrimmage and scored a 91-yard touchdown.

The other touchdown came early in the second quarter. It was a 29-yard score.

OSU beat Pitt 45-38.

3. Dez Bryant vs. Houston on Sept. 6, 2008 — 236

Bowman and Washington were juniors in their career-highs, whereas Dez Bryant was just a sophomore.

In the second game of his second season in college football, Bryant caught nine passes for 236 yards and three scores from Zac Robinson. Bryant had touchdown catches of 39 yards, 29 yards and 74 yards. He also had a 71-yard score off a punt return in the fourth quarter.

OSU beat the Cougars 56-37.

4. James Washington vs. Baylor on Oct. 14, 2017 — 235

Washington is the only two-timer on this list with his ridiculous game against Baylor as a senior.

Washington had 235 receiving yards on just six catches against the Bears. His first catch was the last play of the first quarter that went for 45 yards. He had one catch in the second quarter, a 43-yard reception. So in the first half, that’s two catches for 88 yards.

On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Washington and Rudolph connected for a 58-yard gain, but Washington fumbled at the end of the play. OSU’s next drive included 12-yard and 13-yard receptions for Washington, which must have felt like failures compared to the others. Then later in the third, boom, a 68-yard touchdown.

Washington has three of the top five games in terms of yards per reception (with at least three catches) in program history. As a sophomore against Texas Tech, Washington had four catches for 200 yards (50 YPR), a program record.

He didn’t have a catch in the fourth quarter against Baylor, but Washington did score the lone rushing TD of his career.

OSU thumped the Bears 59-16.

5. Rashaun Woods at SMU on Sept. 20, 2003 — 232

Rashaun Woods caught in NCAA record seven touchdowns in this game, but he also brought in a good chunk of yards.

He scored every touchdown OSU scored in its 52-6 beatdown of the Mustangs. Woods also had 13 of the 19 total receptions OSU had.

After he caught the record-setting seventh touchdown, someone in the Dallas crowd through a piece of trash a Woods, who calmly dropped the ball and walked back to the sideline. Woods even stopped quarterback Josh Fields who was trotting toward the stands to confront the hooligan.

His first touchdown of the game set the record for most touchdowns in an OSU career. Woods finished his career with 42 receiving TDs, still the most in program history.

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