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by Berry Tramel Modified: November 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm •  Published: November 26, 2011

DON KEY AWARD: C

Excellent move, honoring Corey Wilson, who signed with OU in 2007 but was paralyzed in a 2009 car crash. But the award loses its luster when spread out among four guys – Wilson, Travis Lewis, James Hanna and Ryan Broyles. Make a decision.

DEFENSIVE STINGINESS: A

Iowa State is not Baylor or OSU, but the Cyclones had shown some offensive acumen in recent weeks. Yet ISU's only touchdown came on a 10-yard drive and was scored on a fluke – OU's Frank Alexander tipped Jared Barnett's pass, but the call caromed to Cyclone flanker Albert Gary in the end zone.

OFFENSIVE LINE: A

Iowa State held Oklahoma State tailbacks to 60 yards on 18 carries. Saturday, OU tailbacks combined for 179 yards on 31 carries, a 5.8 yards-per-carry average. Plus, Landry Jones was not sacked and rarely was pressured.

MICROPHONE RELAY: C

The wireless microphone for the national anthem went in and out throughout “The Star-Spangled Banner,” probably because of the fierce wind. The soloist continued on bravely and finally was handed a replacement mic in time to hit the final note of “brave.”

LANDRY JONES: B

The wild wind wreaked havoc on the passing game. Jones mostly handled it well. He completed just 22 of 43 passes, but the Sooners had a few drops. Jones threw two interceptions; one was a horrible decision, but the other bounced off the hands of receiver Kameel Jackson.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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