Bob Stoops yells at Frank Alexander as he walks off the field during OU’s 10-3 loss Saturday. If things don’t improve drastically, Stoops could be looking at his worst team of this decade. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
"We have not figured it out. What you saw against Nebraska is what you saw in the opener.”
Just as disheartening is how an offense averaging 30 points an outing continues to flop in close games. In the fourth quarters of one-score losses to BYU, Miami, Texas and Nebraska, these Sooners have managed just two field goals combined. And all seven fourth quarter drives against the Longhorns and Cornhuskers ended with either a Landry Jones interception or a turnover on downs.
"We can play really well when it’s going our way,” Wilson said. "But when it gets going a little tough, we’ve not had the composure, the poise, the execution to get it done in close games.
"We have shown that we will spit the bit out in a close game.”
With three regular-season games still to go, this year is far from done. Matchups with Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State will determine whether the Sooners finish anywhere from second to fifth in the Big 12 South.
But if this team doesn’t make rapid improvement, 2005 will no longer be considered OU’s worst season this decade. That distinction will belong to 2009.
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