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OU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
by Berry Tramel Published: November 20, 2011

Stoops said the absence of Broyles wasn't OU's problem. “Penalties and turnovers really had us off balance,” he said. “I wouldn't put it on Ryan's presence or the receivers.”

GAME STARTS SLOPPY

Penalties wiped out first-drive touchdowns for both teams.

Baylor's Griffin threw a 79-yard TD pass to Wright on the game's second play, but it was negated by holding. Moments later, OU's Landry Jones threw a 29-yard TD pass to Jackson, but officials called Roy Finch for a chop block.

The game generally was sloppy. OU had nine penalties for a season-high 90 yards. Baylor had eight penalties for 55 yards.

EXPLOSIVE SECOND QUARTER

Baylor ran just nine plays in the second quarter, including a quarterback sneak to run out the clock at the end of the half. The Bears totaled 171 yards on those nine plays, including Griffin completions of 55 yards to Wright and 69 yards, for a touchdown, to Reese.

Harris drew the ire of coaches on both of the long pass plays.

SHOELESS ROY FINCH

Finch returned the second-half kickoff 31 yards after catching it on the goal line. Remarkably, Finch went the whole way with only one shoe. He lost a shoe as he started to run.

UP NEXT

OU hosts Iowa State at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Cyclones are coming off the biggest win in school history, a 37-31 double-overtime upset of second-ranked Oklahoma State. Never before had ISU defeated a team ranked in the top six.

QUICK HITTERS

* Baylor has 18 touchdown drives of 60 seconds or less, including four Saturday night.

* OU's tailbacks ended up with productive nights. Finch (96 yards) and freshman Brandon Williams combined for 122 yards rushing, averaging 6.1 yards an attempt.

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
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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