Stanford WR makes catch of the year behind DB’s back (VIDEO)

Stanford wideout Francis Owusu deserves a trophy of some kind for the touchdown catch he made in Thursday’s 56-35 victory against UCLA 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, Christian McCaffrey took the snap, handed it to running back Barry Sanders, who then flipped the ball to quarterback Kevin Hogan. Hogan launched a deep 41-yard pass over the middle to Owusu … and then the amazing happened (see second highlight in video above).

That’s not just the catch of the night, that’s the catch of the year, folks. Game over. 

Stanford head coach David Shaw’s reaction to the catch pretty much sums it up.