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Film Review: OSU 44, Oklahoma 10

12/4/2011
Matthew Emmons/US Presswire

Landry Jones had four turnovers in the Sooners' 44-10 loss to Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma began the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The Sooners ended their regular season with a 44-10 thumping at the hands of Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday. In a game that was essentially the Big 12 Championship game, OU didn’t score a touchdown until 2:25 left in the fourth quarter.

A second glance reveals the Sooners were right there, with the game still in doubt, until mental mistakes and carelessness with the ball ended all hopes of a win. Also, the defense played better than they will get credit for, particularly when the game was in doubt.

Here’s a look at key elements of the disappointing loss.

Key plays and sequences

--The first sign the Sooners could be in trouble was Cowboy quarterback Brandon Weeden’s 53-yard pass to Tracy Moore. OU rushed four defenders on the play, thus leaving seven Sooners in coverage. Moore beat linebacker Joseph Ibiloye and a perfect throw from Weeden allowed him to catch the ball on the run. Tony Jefferson saved the touchdown. (Watch the catch and run here.)