OSU football: LD Brown honors Thurman Thomas during big day against West Virginia
STILLWATER — LD Brown knew the day belonged to Thurman Thomas, so he had to pay his respects.
So, Oklahoma State’s running back danced in the end zone.
Specifically, Brown busted out the Cabbage Patch dance, a favorite celebration of Thomas back in his playing days.
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“It’s Thurman Day, man,” Brown said after the Cowboys’ 27-13 win over West Virginia on Saturday. “We seen him do it in the Sun Bowl. When I got the crease and hit it and I scored it naturally happened.”
OSU honored Thomas by inducting him into the new Ring of Honor at halftime.
Brown nearly drew a flag for his celebration, though an official did seem to approve.
“The ref came up to me during the series,” Brown said. “‘I like the celebration. I’m happy you didn’t pose for it.’
“He didn’t flag me for it. So, it’s all good.”
Brown finished with 103 yards on 11 carries, including the 66-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
He combined with Chuba Hubbard to total 204 yards, becoming OSU’s first running back duo since 2016 to each rush for 100 or more yards.
But Brown’s celebration might have been the best highlight of the day.
“I didn't really know what it was at first,” OSU receiver Tylan Wallace said. “I was like, ‘OK, that was cool, I guess.’
“Then I saw it on the videboard and I realized that was a thing Thurman Thomas did. I’m happy he did that.”