Relive Noah Brown's Epic Coming Out Party Through GIFs

By Jason Priestas on September 18, 2016 at 9:05 am
Noah Brown hauls in one of his four touchdown receptions against Oklahoma.

Noah Brown didn't get a chance to show the nation what he could do in 2015. A training camp injury wiped out his entire season.

This year, he's making up for lost time. Brown hauled in five receptions for 72 yards against Oklahoma Saturday night, tying a school record for touchdown catches in one game, including one spectacular snag that earned Brown the top honors on ESPN's SportsCenter.

We thought we'd revisit his legendary coming out party in the form of GIFs.

Touchdown No. 1

With Ohio State nursing a one-score lead early in the second quarter, quarterback J.T. Barrett found Brown on four-yard hitch for six. Brown was simply no match for freshman cornerback Parrish Cobb.

GIF: Noah Brown scores his first touchdown at Oklahoma

Touchdown No. 2

Ohio State led 21–10 midway through the second quarter when Barrett and Brown teamed up again to victimize Cobb, this time on a 37-yard strike.

GIF: Noah Brown scores his second touchdown against Oklahoma

Let's take another look at the catch:

GIF: Another look at Noah Brown's second touchdown at Oklahoma

The catch put Ohio State up 28–10, a commanding lead they'd never relinquish.

Touchdown No. 3

With time running out in the first half, Brown turned in the play of the night (year?) when he secured the ball with a one-handed catch, pinning it to cornerback Michiah Quick's back.

GIF: Noah Brown hauls in an incredible catch at Oklahoma.

We're gonna need to see that a few more times.

GIF: Noah Brown does the impossible.

Yes, that really happened.

GIF: Noah Brown turned in the play of the night at Oklahoma.

One more angle:

GIF: Noah Brown really just did that.

The catch gave Ohio State a 35–17 halftime lead. But Brown wasn't done.

Touchdown No. 4

Just four minutes into the second half, Barrett and Brown hooked up again, this time victimizing Sooner cornerback Jordan Thomas – and we do mean victimizing – on a slick route:

GIF: Noah Brown with the precise route.

Here's an iso of the route:

GIF: Noah Brown turned this cornerback inside out.

Not only did Brown score when Ohio State needed him, but his touchdowns ran the gamut of his craft. He had the jump ball, the spectacular-you-may-not-see-that-again snag, and then a touchdown on a precise route that turned the defender inside out.

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