OU Sooners' 18-play drive changed momentum

BY BRANDON CHATMON and JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writers Modified: November 29, 2009 at 7:06 am •  Published: November 29, 2009

Oklahoma opened the second half of Saturday's Bedlam football game with an 18-play, 78-yard drive which took 6:41 minutes off the clock.

For all practical purposes, the momentum and the game belonged to the Sooners after Patrick O'Hara converted the drive into points with his 19-yard field goal.

It was a momentum changing blow to Oklahoma State, who trailed 10-0 at halftime. OSU had their chances to halt the drive but, on third-and-19, the Cowboys surrendered an 18-yard reception Ryan Broyles. Then Andre Sexton went for the strip first then the tackle second on DeMarco Murray's three-yard fourth down conversion around midfield. The Sooners ran 12 more plays after Murray's conversion.

Here's what OU and OSU players and coaches had to say about the decisive drive in the Sooners' 27-0 victory:

OSU Coach Mike Gundy: "That drive to start the half was what we had done this year. That's the first thing I thought of... they were just eating the clock up and converting."

OU QB Landry Jones: "Man, it was great to see us come out like that. Anytime you come out in the second half, chew up the clock and get points, it's demoralizing to a defense."

OSU CB Perrish Cox: "That drive took a lot out of us. Being on the field that long, with the amount of time we were already on the field, that hurt."

OU TE Trent Ratterree: "We needed to come out blasting. For us to do that, it was really pivotal."

OU WR Ryan Broyles: "We wanted to make the best of it. We knew we needed to come out there and make something happen."

OSU DL Jermiah Price: "They just executed and we didn't execute the way we have been coached to play it (Broyles catch). They made the plays we didn't."


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