Kansas football cornerback Cobee Bryant snagged an interception worthy of a SportsCenter Top Ten nomination in last night’s win against Cincinnati.
Although Kansas football nearly eclipsed 50 points in the team’s regular-season finale against Cincinnati, the Jayhawks were held to a goose egg in the scoring column until midway through the second quarter. Their first touchdown came shortly after a turnover by UC’s backup quarterback Brady Lichtenberg.
The interception was caught by Cobee Bryant, a first-team Preseason All-Big 12 selection and one of the best cornerbacks in the conference. Opposing quarterbacks don’t throw his way very often, and for good reason. Because when they do, he makes plays like this:
There’s an argument to be made that it was the best interception we’ve seen all season. He somehow brought it in with one hand while falling back and trying to keep the ball away from the wide receiver.
Bryant is no stranger to setting the Internet on fire with plays like this. He caught the game-sealing pick-6 in last season’s upset over West Virginia in overtime and also had a scoop and score earlier in the year against BYU. Coming into the game, he had recorded 27 total tackles, four passes defended, and caught two interceptions, with yesterday’s being his third.
That highlight reel snag propelled the Jayhawks to a 5-play, 77-yard scoring drive to put them up 7-3. They recorded touchdowns in the next three drives, so you could say it was the play that sparked the Kansas football offense to get it going. KU finished the regular season 8-4 after the win and will learn which bowl game they are playing in on Sunday, Dec. 3.
Now that his junior season is coming to a close, Bryant has just one year remaining of collegiate eligibility. He figures to receive some NFL looks if he can continue to dominate the gridiron.