OU drive stalls in odd sequence

January, 4, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- For all the couch coaches out there, Oklahoma's staff made some interesting decisions that have Twitter buzzing.

The Sooners marched down the field after Texas A&M scored on its opening possession and had a first-and-goal at the 5-yard line. On a run that put the ball to the 1-yard line, the Aggies were offsides. But rather than take the ball at the 2 1/2-yard line and get first down back, the Sooners declined the penalty. On second-and-goal, Blake Bell was stopped for no gain.

After a Texas A&M timeout, Oklahoma had Bell roll out to his right to try a pass rather than just run it up the middle again. On fourth down, the Sooners appeared ready for Bell to try it up the middle again but a false start forced them to kick a field goal.

Oklahoma's defense stopped A&M on the next drive and the Sooners have the ball back with under four minutes left in the half.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



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