Vincent Taylor's Big Day vs. Longhorns

Vincent Taylor had a day to remember Saturday in Oklahoma State's 49-31 victory over Texas. The junior from San Antonio recorded three tackles, a sack and blocked two point-after touchdown kicks, one of which he scooped up and began running with before pitching to teammate Tre Flowers who took it to the end zone for two points.

Vincent Taylor's eyes must have lit up when he saw that 5-10, 204-pound Jak Holbrook was the snapper on the University of Texas point-after touchdown kicks.

The 6-3, 310-pound Taylor outweighed the Longhorns snapper by more than 100 pounds, and the Cowboys defensive tackle took advantage of it in Saturday's Big 12 Conference showdown at Boone Pickens Stadium. Taylor helped the Cowboys block three consecutive PAT kicks on Saturday, matching a school record set against Missouri State on Sept. 6, 2014.

On Texas kicker Trent Domingue's first PAT attempt – which would have tied the score 14-14 late in the first quarter – Taylor shot through the middle of the line, blocked the kick, and then scooped it up before heading toward the Cowboys goal line. Acting more like an option quarterback than an All-Big 12 defensive tackle, Taylor pitched the ball to teammate Tre Flowers around midfield, and Flowers went the distance for two points. Instead of being tied 14-14, the Cowboys led 16-13.

"That's one of my goals I have written on my mirror is to get five blocked kicks. I'm at three right now in the fifth game," said Taylor, who finished the game with three tackles, one sack, two blocked kicks (Darrion Daniels was credited with blocking the other PAT), and one quarterback hurry.

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