After Bell scored a game-tying touchdown on a 1-yard run, Herbstreit compared him to a “tight end going down hill.”
Both sportscasters noted Notre Dame controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. “They never got their running game going,” Musburger said of OU.
“They were getting whipped up front,” Herbstreit said.
FSN made freshman quarterback Wes Lunt its player of the game in the Oklahoma State's 36-14 victory over TCU. On Lunt's 20-yard TD pass to Charlie Moore, FSN analyst Brian Baldinger said, “I got to give Wes Lunt a lot of credit. That kid just hung in the pocket, it was collapsing, and he was patient waiting for Charlie Moore to break open.”
Baldinger questioned OSU's strategy of not slowing its offensive tempo to use more time in the fourth quarter and wondered if the Cowboys would take a knee before Joseph Randle's 1-yard run with 1:22 left.
Looking ahead to OSU's game at Kansas State on Saturday, Baldinger said, “That really will be the ultimate test for this team: Can they continue to play defense the way we've seen for the last two years?”
*On ESPN's “College GameDay,” analyst Lee Corso donned a miniature Sooner Schooner and fired a Rufnex shotgun three times after picking OU to beat Notre Dame. Guest picker Nathan Followill, the Kings of Leon drummer, picked OU by 17 points.
*On Friday, ESPN announced that Corso, 77, who has been with the show for 25 years, had agreed to a two-year contract extension.