STILLWATER — Zac Robinson’s Bedlam performance is most painfully attached to his two big mistakes. The Oklahoma State quarterback’s errant pass on the Cowboys’ first offensive series was intercepted to set up Oklahoma’s first touchdown.
And Robinson’s fumble late in the fourth quarter was the knockout blow in the Cowboys’ 61-41 Bedlam loss. But in between, Robinson played the game of his life. Running out of sacks, breaking tackles, darting ahead for more yards, throwing on point to move the offense. Not just once or twice, but over and over again to keep his Cowboys within striking distance of the No. 3 Sooners. "He played an excellent game,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. "Just frustrated us so many times because you thought you had him sacked and he’d break through or throw the ball and make plays, or he’d run for a first down. "That kind of play really threw us off some.” Robinson rushed for a season-high 90 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and completed 17 of 26 passes for 254 yards and three more scores. One of the sleeves on his black long-sleeved undershirt was ripped, so he tore it off at the shoulder and played the rest of the game with just one. But for every mistake he made, the Sooners made him pay. Even something as simple as a botched two-point conversion went the other way when Robinson’s fumble was scooped up by OU defensive end Frank Alexander and returned for two points. "I thought he played with a lot of guts,” co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said of his quarterback.