OU football notebook: Bob Stoops defends two-point call

By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: October 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm •  Published: October 24, 2010

Bob Stoops came under fire in the postgame press conference for going for the two-point conversion down by nine with 6:06 to go.

An extra point would have made it a one-possession game — though the Sooners would have had to go for two eventually.

Instead, Stoops went for it then. But when Landry Jones' pass fell incomplete, OU was down two scores and was forced to try an onside kick that was recovered by Missouri.

"Why not? You've got to get two at some point, right? If you go for two then you know what you have to do with your kickoff," Stoops said, when asked why he didn't wait to go for two. "If we made the two points we could have kicked it deep and used our timeouts and still had a chance. To me, it was the right time to go for it.

"I don't see why that is even a question. To me, it was the only thing to do."



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