Run and Shoot: Why Bradford's special

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Why Bradford's special

NORMAN, Okla. - That Oklahoma leads Baylor 35-7 with 12:19 to play in the third quarter is no big deal. But how the Sooners put their fifth touchdown on the board is huge for the moment and the future of the Sooner program.

If you're nowhere around here, you might never see it, because, thus far, it is only the Sooners' third biggest highlight of the night. And still, it was just the kind of throw that places redshirt freshman quarterback well beyond his years.

Facing third-and-10 from his own 40, and taking the snap near the left hash, Bradford spotted Manuel Johnson facing tight (though single) coverage up the right sideline. From up above, it looked like Bradford was throwing out of bounds, he had to throw it so far across the field, from the left hash to the right sideline. But anybody following the flight of the ball followed it right into Johnson's hands. Johnson had to do so tip-toeing, but he stayed in bounds long enough to post a 60-yard touchdown.

That's a Jason White pass. Just incredible stuff, because there's accuracy and then there's passes like that, of which Bradford has thrown several this season. Just like that, the kid has 245 passing yards on 14 of 18 completions without a pick.

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