Defenses try to disrupt Bryant

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Dez Bryant earned his place in the spotlight with the kind of highlight-reel catches that put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

With that recognition also comes a certain amount of negative attention.

The Oklahoma State receiver found himself in the crosshairs of the Georgia defense in Saturday's season opener. The Bulldogs took advantage of opportunities on OSU running plays to get an extra bump in against Bryant.

Coaches for the No. 5 Cowboys just want to make sure he handles it the right way with Houston coming to Stillwater this week.

Bryant drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that offset with a Georgia player's penalty. OSU offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer says Bryant needs to show emotion while still playing by the rules.

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