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Oklahoma football: Fourth time is a charm for Blake Bell and the Belldozer

OU FOOTBALL — The first three times Oklahoma trotted out the Belldozer on Saturday penalties sent Blake Bell right back to the sidelines. But on the fourth try, Bell busted loose and ran 55 yards for a touchdown.
by Ryan Aber Published: November 10, 2012
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Bell could hardly believe the space he had on the run.

“After sitting over there for a couple quarters trying to stay loose and you bust out on one, it feels kind of weird,” Bell said. “All of a sudden you think someone is going to get you.”

The run was the longest by a Sooners quarterback since Patrick Fletcher's 58-yard run in 1998.

On the next drive, Bell got another rare chance for him.

After picking up a first down on a third-and-short try, Sooners coach Bob Stoops left Bell on the field for first down.

Bell wound up gaining eight yards on first down and six on the next.

He stayed on the field for four consecutive plays before Jones returned.

“It wasn't planned of anything,” Bell said. “I got that first and they just waved me to stay out there. It was nice to run the clock down a little bit on that drive.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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