FRANCIS OWUSU RUMORS

NCAA attempts to clarify language in targeting rule… again.

What is and what isn’t a targeting call? You’re guess is as good as Pac-12 officials apparently. On Friday, the NCAA tried to clarify some language in its targeting rule following a brutal hit in the Stanford-UCLA game that left Cardinal wide receiver Francis Owusu with a concussion. The hit in question happened with the part of UCLA defender Tahaan Goodman’s helmet that...
Via The Comeback
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford coach Shaw upset about no targeting call

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford coach David Shaw is still upset that the helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked receiver Francis Owusu out with a concussion was not worthy of a targeting penalty. Owusu was hit in the second quarter Saturday by UCLA defensive back Tahaan Goodman. Owusu had caught a pass from Ryan Burns and taken a few steps before the hit that caused a fumble. There was...
Via Associated Press
September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Francis Owusu: Life After “The Catch”

College football has a short attention span – it is very much a “what have you done for me lately” sport. Heroes are made on the field every Saturday and often forgotten by the time the following Thursday rolls around, relegated to a bullet point in the game notes. Preparation for the next task at hand consumes the coaches and the stage is reset for another player to etch their...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Owusu looks for encore when No. 10 Stanford hosts Washington

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Francis Owusu has generated quite a bit of attention for a backup wide receiver. That's what making one of the most spectacular catches in recent memory will do. Owusu's week since his no-look, pin the ball on the defender's back touchdown catch against UCLA has been a whirlwind. There were countless congratulatory texts and Twitter shout outs, an ESPN Sports...
Via Associated Press
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets' Owusu asleep during bro's 'amazing' catch for Stanford

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Little brother has some serious bragging rights that might not ever be topped in the Owusu household. Sure, Chris Owusu made it to the NFL as a wide receiver, now with the New York Jets. But Francis Owusu's eye-popping, around-the-defender's-back catch for Stanford on Thursday night will be a staple of highlight reels for years. ''It was as unbelievable as...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

We Still Can't Figure Out How Stanford Wide Receiver Francis Owusu Made This Incredible Touchdown Catch

Yes, the touchdown catch by Stanford wide receiver Francis Owusu shown below is absurd. Backpedaling into the back of the end zone, with his defender draped all over him, Owusu
Via Stack
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford WR Francis Owusu makes the Catch of the Year (VIDEO)

Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Francis Owusu may have made the catch of the year in college football Thursday night.In the beginning of the third quarter at Stanford Stadium, the Cardinal ran a trick play against UCLA that ended with one of the most bizarre receptions of all time. The 41-yard score from quarterback Kevin Hogan to Owusu helped put Stanford up 42-17 as it...
Via The Other Paper
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford's Owusu makes TD catch of the year behind defender's back

Stanford WR Francis Owusu deserves a trophy of some kind for the touchdown catch he made against UCLA on Thursday night in Palo Alto. Leading 35-17 in the third quarter, Stanford decided it was time to pull a trick out of the bag. Setting up from the wildcat, Chrisitan McCaffrey took the snap, handed it to RB Barry Sanders, who then flipped the ball to QB Kevin Hogan. Hogan launched...
Via FOX Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford WR Francis Owusu makes catch of the year

Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the best catch of the 2015 college football season thus far. Stanford WR Francis Owusu was faced with the tough task of attempting to catch a ball in the end zone which was horribly underthrown in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against UCLA. No problem. Owusu—despite plenty of contact from Bruins defensive back Jaleel...
Via The Sports Daily
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Francis Owusu makes insane touchdown catch (Video)

Francis Owusu made an incredible touchdown catch in the third quarter of Thursday’s UCLA-Stanford game that will go down as one of the best ever. Owusu, who entered the game with just six catches for 81 yards on the season, caught his first TD of the year — and he did so in style. He...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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