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Ikard had time to make snap that ended up being bobbled

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 29, 2012
Oklahoma offensive linesman Gabe Ikard (64) watches the closing minutes of the second half of the college football game where the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) were defeated by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (ND) 30-13 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma offensive linesman Gabe Ikard (64) watches the closing minutes of the second half of the college football game where the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) were defeated by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (ND) 30-13 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Gabe Ikard still had time. It was just a miscommunication.

During the first quarter of Oklahoma’s game against Notre Dame, Ikard fumbled the snap. It was a play that Ikard later referred to as one that “killed the drive.”

“We changed the play and there was miscommunication between myself and Landry,” Ikard said. “I snapped it when I normally snap it, and nothing good came from that.”

On Monday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops commented on the fumbled snap, saying the loudness and excitement factored into the issue.

“Gabe couldn’t hear it and thought (Landry) was asking for the ball,” Stoops said. “Because of the clock, he as very forceful saying it so it would be clear. And then we could’ve made the check.

“It hadn’t happened all year. That’s just part of settling in in a game like that …”

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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