Did it ever.
The diamond, which on most cases placed Murray behind quarterback Landry Jones, and Finch and Millard on either side and a couple steps in front of Murray, devastated the Bears.
The Sooners debuted it on their second offensive possession. The first play went to Murray for 4, the second to Finch for 3. Two plays later, Murray took the ball off-tackle, and with Finch unleashing a gorgeous block, carried the ball easily into the end zone.
After OU recovered a fumble on a punt return at the Baylor 8, it was Finch's turn. Jones faked the ball to Murray, then handed off to Finch the other way. Finch amazingly stayed off the turf with his left palm, then scooted in for the touchdown.
â€œKind of the same plays we do, just a different formation,â€ Wilson said. â€œJust trying to get some misdirection and some run game with it.â€
But OU wasn't done.
The Sooners came back to the diamond on their ensuing drive and unveiled yet another facet of the formation. Jones faked to Murray then raised up and delivered a strike to Ryan Broyles on a slant rout for a 5-yard touchdown, giving OU a commanding 28-7 lead early in the second quarter.
â€œJust trying to use our talented guys,â€ Stoops said. â€œThose are all good players. Trying to mix up who's getting the ball. Our offensive staff added a wrinkle.
â€œWe try to be multiple and run things people haven't seen a lot of.â€
But whether OU can also run the diamond effectively in Stillwater now depends on Finch. And whether he'll be able to play.