Remote Patrol: Bob Stoops reaction to ugly field goal was best TV moment of OU-FSU

OU 23, FLORIDA STATE 13: ABC's capture of Bob Stoops' facial expression highlighted the broadcast of a strong game.
BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer, mbracht@opubco.com Published: September 17, 2011


photo - Oklahoma's Jimmy Stevens (17) reacts after making a field goal in the fourth quarter of a college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Florida State (FSU) at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma's Jimmy Stevens (17) reacts after making a field goal in the fourth quarter of a college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Florida State (FSU) at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman.

* ESPN analyst Bob Davie, a former Notre Dame coach, was off base with his early assessment that he expected the Texas-UCLA game to be a low-scoring affair. The Longhorns won 49-20, aided by two touchdown passes by Chase McCoy, brother of Colt McCoy. “Colt McCoy has to be smiling up in Cleveland,” Davie said.

* Brad Nessler was impressed with Miami's defense in its 24-6 victory over Ohio State on ESPN. “The ACC has the Big Ten on its heels in South Florida,” he said.

* Looking ahead late in West Virginia's 37-31 victory over Maryland, ESPNU announcer Rob Stone said the Mountaineers' prospects looked good if they could get past visiting No. 3 LSU next Saturday night in a game that will air on ABC. “It sets up almost Boise State nicely,” he said of West Virginia's remaining schedule.

* A highly emotional moment came when the Army team sang the alma mater along with cadets after upsetting visiting Northwestern 21-14 on CBS Sports Network. “They overwhelmed a physically overpowing opponent, especially on the defensive side,” said analyst Randy Cross.

‘GAMEDAY' HIGHLIGHT

* In a surprising scene on ESPN's “College GameDay,” former Florida State player Lee Corso, with screaming Seminole fans in the background and three of his grandkids on stage with him, picked OU to win the game. “It's strictly business,” Corso said as he placed a miniature Sooner Schooner on his head. With OU's victory, Corso correctly picked headware games the third week of the season for 12 straight years.

ESPN studio analyst Lou Holtz said he was impressed with OU after picking the Seminoles to win. “I want to apologize to coach Stoops, the Oklahoma football team and every Oklahoma Sooner fan. I thought Florida State could beat them. … I never saw Oklahoma as impressive as they were tonight. They’re physical. They ran the football. They played great defense. They were just impressive. I’m a believer now.”



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