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Tramel: OU still in the running for Big 12 hardware

OU has a comfortable lead against Nebraska, up 62-21 in Norman and Texas Tech is up on No. 1 Texas 29-19 in the fourth quarter. Stay tuned. This story will be updated as soon as the games are over.
by Berry Tramel Modified: November 2, 2008 at 10:42 am •  Published: November 1, 2008
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photo - Fans stay after the  Sooner  ball game to watch Texas finish with Texas Tech after the college football game between the University of Oklahoma  Sooners (OU) and the University of Nebraska Huskers (NU) at the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Norman, Okla. BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Fans stay after the Sooner ball game to watch Texas finish with Texas Tech after the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Nebraska Huskers (NU) at the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Norman, Okla. BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
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either beats Tech — OSU next Saturday in Lubbock, OU on Nov. 22 at Owen Field — it likely will win the South with a Bedlam victory on Nov. 29.

“Obviously, it’s a good feeling to know we still have a chance,” said OU quarterback Sam Bradford, who was his usual chilling self: 19 of 27 passing for 311 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

If the Sooners play like this — move the ball at will, steal the Halloween candy from the opponent (four Nebraska turnovers, nine takeaways the last two games) — they will find themselves in Kansas City in December, with a chance at the Big Bowl.

OU keeps producing ridiculous point totals: 55 first-half points against Kansas State last week, 49 against Nebraska.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that,” Bradford said. He threw 27 passes and not only didn’t get sacked, he barely got touched.

“There are times, we just get in a rhythm,” Sammy B. said, “and I feel we have a very good chance of scoring when we touch the ball. Kind of like a snowball effect.”

This game was over so early that fans took to following the Tech-Texas game. Which explains boisterous cheers at strange times.

And then came the last cheer, after the crowd of 85,212 had dispersed. The pennant race is on.

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