Sunday, December 8, 2013
What we learned: Week 15
By Brandon Chatmon
Here’s what we learned during Oklahoma’s 33-24 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Bob Stoops can still win big games. The Sooners head coach willed his team to 10 wins this season. OU overcame poor quarterback play, disappointing blowout losses and several injuries to win back-to-back road games at Kansas State and Oklahoma State to finish 10-2. It’s an incredible final record for a team that looked hopeless at times in 2013.
Special teams can change a game. OU scored its first 20 points via special teams. A punt return for a touchdown, a fake field goal for a touchdown and two field goals helped set the table for Blake Bell to come in and finish off the game in the final minutes with a clutch drive. It wouldn’t have happened without Jay Boulware’s superb special teams units.
The Sooners' quarterback of the future remains unclear. Just when it looked like Trevor Knight might grab the starting quarterback job and run away and hide, all three quarterbacks played in the win over OSU, with Bell putting together his best drive of the season in the game’s final moments. Knight could still be the future, but Bell showed he shouldn’t be cast aside.