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Yards per play averaged by Oklahoma in an odd 33-24 Bedlam win over Oklahoma State. The Sooners scored on a punt return in the first quarter, a fake field goal (with the play clock down to :00) in the third, and a fumble recovery in the final seconds. Three Oklahoma quarterbacks combined to complete 15 of 32 passes for 185 yards, a touchdown and an interception and rushed for 46 yards in 13 carries. Running back Brennan Clay, fresh off of a 200-yard performance against Kansas State two weeks ago, carried 24 times for 70 yards. OU punted eight times, four times after three-and-outs. Their first four possessions of the second half: INT, three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and-out. And they scored 33 points and won.
In the end, this Oklahoma win was only marginally less fluky than Alabama's loss to Auburn a week and a half ago. And now the Sooners, ranked 23rd in the F/+ rankings (easily their worst ranking since 2005) will face the second-ranked Crimson Tide in what will probably be a big-name, low-drama Sugar Bowl.
Oklahoma 33, Oklahoma State 24
|Close %||100.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||54.8%||45.7%||Success Rate||44.2%||51.0%|
|Close Success Rate||37.0%||42.9%||Success Rate||26.7%||23.8%|
|Close Success Rate||37.5%||47.1%||Turnover Pts||0.3||9.8|
|Close PPP||0.40||0.56||Turnover Pts Margin||+9.5||-9.5|
|Line Yards/carry||2.59||3.60||Q1 S&P||0.655||1.044|
|Close Success Rate||36.4%||38.9%|
|Close PPP||0.51||0.50||1st Down S&P||0.717||1.301|
|Close S&P||0.870||0.888||2nd Down S&P||1.036||0.970|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 0.0%||0.0% / 6.7%||3rd Down S&P||0.468||0.120|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Oklahoma +5.3 | Actual Pt. Margin: Oklahoma +9|