Run and Shoot: Sooners opportunistic or lucky?

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Sooners opportunistic or lucky?

NORMAN, Okla. - See the headline? That's the question. It will be asked until OU shows us something new and it sticks. Because with the No. 4 Sooners, perhaps you can count on victory, though little else.

As your blog entry begins, OU is very likely about to hang touchdown No. 6 on the board. Should it come, OU's on the 14 right now, the score will be 42-14 and everything will appear just fine. And yet, it's a mirage, because the real difference in this game is a pair of turnovers and kickoff return for a touchdown. Nuttiness aside, the Sooners lead this game by only a touchdown.

The first turnover was Reggie Smith's interception in the end zone. The second, Adrian Taylor's interception, which just occurred, only came after Baylor had driven 66 yards to the OU 12. And as we mentioned at tha half, DeMarco Murray, in addition to 57 first-half rushing yards, brought back a kick 91 yards.

Bradford just hit Manuel Johnson with another perfect throw that only Johnson could catch. Sooners lead 42-14 with 3:48 left in the third quarter.

See? It looks like a rout. But 21 of OU's points required big singular plays. Good thing, because systematic domination this has not been.

Basically, the whole season's been like that.

Why should it change now?

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