Thursday, December 6, 2012
Roundtable: Best moment of OU season?
By SoonerNation staff
Every Thursday, the SoonerNation staff will answer a roundtable question about OU football. Leave a comment or talk about it in our "There's Only One" forum.
Today's question: What was the best moment of the Sooners' regular season?
OU running back Brennnan Clay rushed for an 18-yard touchdown in overtime to beat Oklahoma State.
• The Sooners have had some magical moments. Blake Bell's fourth-down TD plunge in Bedlam. Damien Williams's 95-yard TD scamper in the Cotton Bowl. But the moment of the season was Landry's Jones TD pass to Kenny Stills at West Virginia. On fourth down and the game on the line, Jones audibled to a slant to Stills, then found him for the game-winning score in the final seconds. Without that play, OU's season would have not been a successful one. With it, the season looks pretty good.
-- Jake Trotter
• Kenny Stills' fourth down touchdown against West Virginia was the best moment of the season for the Sooners. It saved OU's chances for a Big 12 title and was the first of three straight fourth quarter wins for the Sooners. While the Sooners defense struggled in Morgantown, W.Va., quarterback Landry Jones came up big, leading the offense on back-to-back fourth quarter touchdown drives when OU really needed them. Then his fourth-down audible to Stills, who was covered one-on-one, showed his maturity and grasp of the best way to attack a defense. It was the culmination of OU's offensive growth -- and the growth of Jones -- as the Sooners were able to answer the call and make a big play on the road when they needed it.
-- Brandon Chatmon
• It's a credit to what Mike Gundy has done with the Oklahoma State program that an overtime victory against the Cowboys was the most memorable game of the season. Digging deeper, there is no more memorable moment of the season than Brennan Clay's game-winning overtime touchdown run to give OU its first and only lead of the game 51-48. It was perfect. Clay has worked his way back into the lineup and deserved a moment like that. With the OSU defense worn down, it wasn't Landry Jones playing hero. The Sooners let Clay run over the Cowboys on back-to-back runs and the celebration was on. And what a celebration it was as the players, coaches and fans displayed some emotion rarely seen at Owen Field.
-- Bob Przybylo