Friday, October 23, 2009

Buffs Stampede Sooners, Win by 1

Norman, OK--In what has turned out to be a disappointing season for the Sooners, they once again failed to live up to expectations and lost their third game of the season to the Colorado Buffaloes.Turnovers were the name of the game for both teams. The Buffs and Sooners combined for THIRTEEN turnovers, ten of them interceptions (see above as CU QB C. Hawkins is intercepted by OU's Lamar Harris) to go along with three fumbles. The Sooners led at one point late in the 2nd quarter 31-3 but still managed to lose the game. Shortly after that 31-3 was put on the scoreboard the Buffs managed a 37 yard TD pass as time expired. The score was nothing more than an annoying end to the first half for most Sooner fans because surely no one knew that was the start of a major comeback and was a precursor of a Sooner meltdown.The second half saw Oklahoma watch as CU scored 23 points in the third quarter before OU scored 8 at the end of the third on an 80 yard bomb from Bradford to Jameel Owens to make the score 39-36 in favor of Oklahoma as they entered the fourth quarter.

The final period saw OU score first on a 36 yard Tress Way field goal to put OU up by 6. The teams traded turnovers and blown opportunities until the Buffs scored with 38 seconds left on a 45 yard touchdown pass from Cody Hawkins to M. Simms to put CU up 43-42.It was desperation time for the Sooners. A long Bradford to Broyles pass put OU in field goal position with about 20 seconds left in the game. A couple of short runs to position the ball was all OU had to do in order to be set up for a very short field goal. Once in position, the Sooners called their final timeout, leaving only 3 seconds on the clock.

The snap was solid.

The hold was perfect, laces out.

The kick looked good, but...


But, if faded right in that short distance...Sooners lose. Again.

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