Oklahoma receivers step up in Sooners' win over Nebraska

OU Sooner receivers shine against one of college football's best secondaries
By JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: December 5, 2010 at 7:53 am •  Published: December 5, 2010

“I figured I couldn't go outside,” Stills said. “So I slipped inside him, and Landry and I happened to be on the same page.”

The second half, it was Broyles' turn. Out of the slot, Broyles broke loose on a wheel route past Hagg and, arms fully extended, reeled in Jones' pass 47 yards to the Husker 3, setting up a Jimmy Stevens field goal to re-tie the game, 20-20.

“The receivers, they beat their guy that was covering them,” Jones said. “They beat their man coverage.”

But as clutch as Stills and Broyles were, Kenney was most clutch of all.

Facing third-and-24 in the fourth quarter, the Sooners seemed destined to give the ball back to Nebraska. But fighting off Amukamara, Kenney dashed across the middle of the field for a 23-yard gain.The next play, on fourth-and-1, Kenney beat Amukamara again, this time on a slant pass to give the Sooners a huge first-down conversion and keep the drive alive.

Two plays later, he shook loose from Amukamara again for another reception and another first down, setting up Stevens' game-winning 27-yard field goal.

“I've got to give it to the receivers,” Jones said. “They got open.

“Our receivers were great.”


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