Stanford’s Francis Owusu catches TD around defender’s back (Video)

Francis Owusu made the catch of the year for the Stanford Cardinal against the UCLA Bruins.

UCLA gave up 35 points in the first half to the Stanford Cardinal but it was the touchdown they gave up to start the second half that people will be talking about all year.

Just hand Francis Owusu the ESPY for the Play of the Year now. The Stanford Cardinal wide receiver made the best catch in a football game since New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham made a leaping one-handed catch for a touchdown last year against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

Owusu didn’t have quite the same size television audience as he made the catch at 12:45 a.m. EST so most of the country was asleep when Owusu brought back memories of a catch Alabama Crimson Tide receiver Tyrone Prothro made years ago.

There was good defense by the UCLA Bruins defense, but there was nothing stopping Owusu despite a defender hanging all over him.

On a reverse that saw Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey take the direct snap and hand it off to Barry Sanders Jr. who was in motion to the right side where quarterback Kevin Hogan lined up as a receiver. Hogan ran back toward the middle of the field and hit a streaking Owusu who did this.