November 17, 2013

Coming back strong

What a difference a year makes.

After being beaten on a key fourth down play in Texas' win in Stillwater last season, Justin Gilbert got his revenge. Gilbert picked off Texas quarterback Case McCoy twice, bringing the first one to the house and seizing control of the game for the Cowboys.

"Gilbert's interception was huge," OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "It just turned the tide so fast."

The pick-six occurred in the final two minutes of the first half. Gilbert baited McCoy into throwing his direction and made McCoy pay. It was Gilbert's second interception return for a touchdown this season, which is tied for the most in one season in school history.

"They have some playmakers at the receiving corps," Gilbert said. "We knew those guys could make plays and we wanted to do our best to hold them off."

The play showed the skill Gilbert has that makes him a bonafide NFL prospect.

"He had a great jump on it, great anticipation, great ball skills to reach and catch it outside of his body," OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. "And then of course..

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