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Oklahoma football: Brennan Clay's TD run caps Sooners' 51-48 overtime win and one wild Bedlam

OU 51, OSU 48 — When Brennan Clay crossed the goal line in overtime Saturday night, it gave the Sooners their first and only lead in a wild Bedlam victory that kept Oklahoma's Big 12 title hopes alive.
by Jason Kersey Published: November 24, 2012

“Our offense has been helping us out tremendously,” safety Tony Jefferson said. “There's just some small, minor mistakes we can fix. They're fixable issues. Monday we're gonna have to fix that.”

Oklahoma picked up 44 first downs — second most in NCAA history — and a stunning 618 yards of total offense. Quarterback Landry Jones passed for 500 yards and three touchdowns.

But the Sooners didn't score an offensive touchdown in the second half until Blake Bell's do-or-die, fourth-down touchdown run from the 4 with four seconds showing.

In overtime, the Sooner defense held OSU to Quinn Sharp's 26-yard field goal on the first possession, setting the stage for Clay's game-winner. The junior from San Diego has struggled through injuries and high expectations through his first two years on campus, but broke out with a career-high 157 yards in a Nov. 4 win at Iowa State.

On Saturday, Clay gained 59 yards on 13 carries, even leaving the game for a few plays at one point after a hard hit. After the game, Clay was celebrating on the field with Stills when Jefferson ran up to join his friends. Jefferson knocked Clay to the ground in celebration.

“Emotions were high,” Jefferson said. “It touched me in the heart to see my dude — my main dude — make a play like that. I know he's excited and I'm happy for him.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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