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Modified: October 14, 2007 at 8:17 am •  Published: October 14, 2007
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops got caught up in a pop math quiz Saturday night in the fourth quarter against Missouri.

The Sooners trailed 24-23 thanks to a Garrett Hartley's missed extra point. OU scored, and with the score 29-24, Stoops went for two and failed to convert. But going for two was the right thing to do.

With the score 35-24 after another touchdown, Stoops again went for two, and again failed. This could have been the wrong thing to do.

By kicking a PAT, the Sooners would have led 36-24, forcing the Tigers to score at least two touchdowns.

But by failing on the two-point conversion, OU's lead was only 11 and MU could have tied the score with a touchdown, a two-point conversion and a field goal.

"I just hate chasing points,” Stoops explained. "It was the fourth quarter and it was the right thing to do. If it was the first half, I don't believe I would have gone for two. You end up just chasing 'em, and it's frustrating.”

By John Rohde


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