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Rohde: OU's rout, Iowa's upset re-open title race

By John Rohde Modified: November 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm •  Published: November 9, 2008

> Is that allowed?

Perhaps we should all plead the Fifth about the BCS, because none of us really knows what’s going to happen.

Time will provide an answer, but it’s hard to imagine a more explosive offensive team in America right now that OU. The Sooners essentially are calling off the dogs during Stoops’ halftime speech.

In the last three outings, they’ve scored 58, 62 and 66 points while trying to hatch a football.

In the midst of everyone trying to impress BCS voters with style points, Stoops instead is killing them with kindness.

“There are still sportsmanship issues you have to handle,” Stoops said. “I believe that’s important. You have to choose sportsmanship ahead of BCS points, or whatever. I believe that’s the right way to play it.”

Sometimes it’s tough to call off the dogs when things are clicking.

“There was probably more yelling between coaches’ headphones today (than ever before),” OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson admitted about calling off the dogs. “You’re thinking, ‘Hey, we’re doing good here,’ and everybody’s mad.”

Tight-lipped as they are, the Sooners aren’t totally oblivious to the BCS.

“We know we need that with this tight race in the BCS right now, but we don’t worry about that,” Broyles said. “We just want to play good football.”

And they are.

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