"Obviously you’d like to not fumble the ball and give them two points,” OSU coach Mike Gundy
said. "That’s one of the mistakes. The margin of error is much smaller when you play teams who are very fast.”
Sexton: Two plays turned tide
OSU linebacker Andre Sexton pointed to two big plays that turned the momentum against the Cowboys.
In the fourth quarter, Sexton crushed OU quarterback Sam Bradford a split second late on a critical fourth-and-goal play. Bradford released the ball just in time for a 1-yard TD pass to Brody Eldridge.
"I thought I got a nice hit on him and he threw an incomplete pass," Sexton said. "When I turned around, I saw them celebrating. If we make that play, it’s a totally different game."
Early in the second half, with OU leading 23-19, the Sooners built a two-possesion lead when receiver Manuel Johnson tipped a pass that flew over the OSU secondary to a wide-open Jermaine Gresham, who rambled 73 yards for a touchdown.