Saturday, November 5, 2011
Oklahoma wind causing a ruckus in Norman
By David Ubben
Texas A&M kicker Randy Bullock has easily been the Big 12's best this season.
He'd made 16 of 17 field goal attempts this year, and his only miss came in a 37-7 beatdown against Idaho. That was a 44-yarder with Texas A&M leading 37-0.
But the wind in Norman is whipping, and might have claimed a victim in Saturday's game. Bullock pushed a 38-yard attempt wide right.
Oklahoma's lead is holding at 10-3 midway through the second quarter.
OU's Landry Jones (9-of-16, 103 yards) and A&M's Ryan Tannehill (7-of-18, 71 yards, INT) haven't been sharp, and though neither would blame the wind for those shortcomings, it's hard to believe it hasn't been a factor.
We'll see if it changes either approach late in the game.
Texas A&M has a much more powerful, reliable running game, so it might play into their hands. Both quarterbacks have strong arms, but their accuracy has suffered today.