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Published: September 17, 2006
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/> OU coach Bob Stoops said he wanted to get the ball to the middle of the field.

"You can second-guess that," Stoops said. "We probably should have tried to throw it. Without a timeout, you're pushing it."

Oregon called timeout, hoping to bother Hartley. But the junior, who had already tied an OU record, said he wasn't bothered.

"The situation is something all kickers want to have," he said.

Even though he believes it would have sailed true, he wonders what might have been.

"Honestly, I wish that maybe I would have missed it wide left. That way I would have known for sure. I thought the kick was good and here it is getting batted down.

"It's emotional."

By George Schroeder

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