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3Q update: Oklahoma 37, Oklahoma State 26

11/29/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Will it be enough?

Oklahoma took advantage of a couple of huge breaks to claim a 37-26 lead over Oklahoma State after three quarters.

But will this kind of performance resonate with pollsters Sunday morning?

The Sooners benefitted from two big plays in the third quarter to account for its two touchdowns.

Sam Bradford's pass bounced off Manny Johnson's hands to tight end Jermaine Gresham for a 73-yard touchdown reception.

Oklahoma's last touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Bradford after his bobbled snap had bounced back into his hands.

Barry Switzer used to call it "Sooner Magic." But I wonder if he ever saw as much good fortune concentrated into such a short period of time.

Oklahoma needs a big finish as they attempt to sway the pollsters. Oklahoma State's defense looked tired late in the third quarter.