In the win over Alabama, Shepard was penalized for the move, as officials incorrectly ruled Shepard had made the banned “throat slash” gesture.
“I told him, ‘You have to be lower, keep your arms open and do something different,’” Stoops said. “When I looked at it, I said, ‘Be careful. I don’t want an unnecessary 15-yard penalty. There’s no need for it, so make it clear what you are doing.’”
REPLAY SCHEDULED, TV FOR TULSA SET
Saturday’s game against Louisana Tech, which was broadcast on pay-per-view, will be replayed on Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) at 9 a.m. Monday.
The broadcast will be squeezed into a three-hour window.
The Sooners converted all four of their fourth-down conversions. It was the most fourth-down conversions for the Sooners since Nov. 19, 2005 when they also had four. … While the Sooners got their first blocked field goal in nearly a decade, it hadn’t been near as long since Oklahoma blocked a point-after try. Matt Dimon’s fourth-quarter blocked extra point was the first for the Sooners since Jordan Wade did it Oct. 19 of last season. … Linebacker Caleb Gastelum wasn’t the only walk-on to see the field for Oklahoma. David Driskill and Connor Knight saw time on special teams, as did Londell Taylor. Taylor, who is from Vian, is a walk-on but signed with the Sooners in 2007 before deciding to pursue a career in baseball instead.