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OU football notebook: Bob Stoops made call for fake field goal

Holder Grant Bothun hit kicker Michael Hunnicutt for the touchdown pass to tie the game Saturday at Oklahoma State.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 8, 2013

After Oklahoma's 33-24 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops had plenty of praise for special teams coordinator Jay Boulware.

But Stoops said the call to try a fake field goal, down 17-10 late in the third, was all his.

“That special teams guy doesn't have that kind of range,” Stoops said. “Jay does an awesome job, don't get me wrong, but those are my decisions.”

Holder Grant Bothun hit kicker Michael Hunnicutt for the touchdown pass to tie the game.

Not only was the decision Stoops', the play was as well.

The Sooners used it to beat Missouri 31-24 on the road in 2002 when holder Matt McCoy threw a touchdown pass to tight end Chris Chester.

One of Bothun's other options on the play was tight end Taylor McNamara.


Hunnicutt made some history with more than his hands Saturday.

Hunnicutt's second-quarter field goal was his 22nd of the season, breaking the school record for most field goals in a season. He added another in the fourth.

Hunnicutt, a junior, has an OU-record 61 for his career.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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