OSU report card: Cowboys get average marks in most areas

by Berry Tramel Modified: November 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm •  Published: November 27, 2010
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OFFENSIVE GAMEPLAN: C

Dana Holgorsen seemed to abandon the run game early — just 19 tailback runs the entire night — and didn't throw enough to wounded flanker Justin Blackmon, who still made plays (eight catches, 105 yards) despite a bum ankle.

REPEATING HISTORY: B

This is OSU's fourth season ever with double-digit wins. The first three (1984, 1987, 1988) ended 10-2. These Cowboys are 10-2. In all four years, OSU's losses were administered by OU and Nebraska. But OSU is assured of either getting to 11 wins or losing to someone else.

PICKING UP THE BLACKMON SLACK: C

Josh Cooper had a solid game, but Bo Bowling was no big factor, and Hubert Anyiam had a disastrous two-play stretch in the fourth quarter, dropping a second-down pass and failing to get any yardage after an open third-down catch.

TACKLING: A

The Sooners broke few tackles. Even Ryan Broyles rarely darted free.

BRANDON WEEDEN: C

The OSU quarterback was not his usual self, throwing three interceptions and missing receivers several times in crucial situations.

AULD LANG SYNE: A

Box Score: OU, 47 - OSU, 41

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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