Thursday, December 13, 2012
Top 5 moments: Blake Bell's Bedlam TD
By Jake Trotter
SoonerNation is counting down the top five moments of Oklahoma’s 2012 season this week.
Play No. 2
Blake Bell (10) helped give Bedlam an exciting conclusion.
Never was there a more important Belldozer conversion. The Sooners needed a touchdown to send Bedlam to overtime, but faced fourth-and-1 from the Oklahoma State 4. Only a few seconds remained.
Even though Landry Jones had steered the Sooners down the field on 16 plays, offensive coordinator Josh Heupel called for Blake Bell and the Belldozer.
On the counter left, Bell followed blockers Aaron Ripkowski and Trey Millard. But neither saw OSU linebacker Caleb Lavey knifing through. Three yards behind the line of scrimmage, Lavey seemed to have a clear shot at Bell.
"I thought that we had him in the backfield,” OSU coach Mike Gundy would say afterward.
But Bell – known for trucking defenders – used a stutter-step that caused Lavey to dive past him. Bell then trucked OSU cornerback Brodrick Brown into the end zone. The game-tying touchdown sent the game to overtime, where the Sooners prevailed 51-48 on Brennan Clay’s 18-yard touchdown run.
“Oklahoma State. 10 seconds left. Fourth-and-1,” Bell said. “That's why I came here to the University of Oklahoma. To play games like this.”