Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tigers going 'Boise' on the Sooners
By David Ubben
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- This has to look familiar to the Oklahoma faithful.
Missouri took a 29-21 lead early in the fourth quarter after executing a hook-and-ladder a la Boise State in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl to set up a field goal that put them up eight.
Blaine Gabbert threw a pass to the flats to Michael Egnew, who pitched it to Kendial Lawrence. The crowd (and the cannon at Faurot Field) thought he'd run it in for a touchdown, but officials ruled him out of bounds.
If only Chris Petersen had called the play. It would have had to have worked, right?
The Tigers got the first down, but the offense stalled from there, and a failed two-point conversion on Missouri's previous touchdown, a 39-yard score by Jerrell Jackson, has kept the game a one-possession affair.
Zaviar Gooden intercepted Landry Jones' first pass after Missouri's first touchdown of the quarter to set up the second.