“It was a gutsy play to come up and make that catch, but it paid off big,” Harrington said.
Then on the next series, cornerback Zack Sanchez returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown, giving the Sooners a 41-24 lead.
“Jake Waters (K-State quarterback) threw it on the wrong shoulder,” Harrington said. “He (Sanchez) makes a nice play on the ball from there and it's smooth sailing to the end zone.”
Studio announcers Petros Papadakis joked that OU's best run of the day came when coach Bob Stoops eluded some of his players attempting to give him a Gatorade shower en route to shaking hands with Wildcats coach Bill Snyder. “He didn't want to get wet on this cold day,” Harrington said.
It was homecoming for Bolerjack, a former K-State linebacker who graduated in 1981. Producers made a big deal out of it, including showing him visiting his fraternity and airing his college photo with long hair.
“I feel like I'm under a roast here today,” Bolerjack said.
The crew picked Clay, who rushed for 200 yards, as its player of the game but also noted the honor also could have gone to quarterback Trevor Knight. “He has been a workhorse in the absence of Damien Williams,” Harrington said. “You thought that Oklahoma's running game might take a little bit of a drop, but it has been just as explosive as ever.”