Run and Shoot: You'd think they'd get it right

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You'd think they'd get it right

NORMAN, Okla. - Here at the half, Oklahoma leads Texas A&M 21-0.
Perhaps, though, it should only be 14-0. Or 14-7.
Put it this way. OU finally got a review, even if it shouldn't have.

Oklahoma's third touchdown drive began with four minutes and change before the half and it was another turnover that set the Sooners up, this time at their own 33. Yes, Texas A&M was putting together a little drive.

But that ended when Keondra Smith appeared to fumble on the way to the ground, with Sooner defensive back D.J. Wolfe making the recovery. If only it were so. Or should have been so.

As soon as the play ended, a quick glance at one of the televisions in the press box revealed that Smith did not fumble at all. His knee struck the turf as he was tackled forward. The ball came out after Smith took his first bump forward. Everybody in the press box who looked up in time for the replay quickly went about waiting for the Aggie drive to continue. Then, the official explained that after reveiw "the play stands as called on the field." Interesting that he didn't give an explanation as to why, as often occurs. Must have been one of those calls they're just not sure about, so they go with the call on the field. Problem was, the first replay on ABC, which is television the game, was clear as day.

So OU finally gets a call.

Last year's loss to Oregon was highway robbery. Not long before, a loss at Texas Tech was nothing short of a stick up. But against A&M, in a game the Sooners likely need no help at all, they get the call.

Well, OU's not supposed to give its good luck back, so it was an impressive 67 yard drive that made the score 21-0 at the break, with Sam Bradford checking down to a screen pass to his outlet, running back Chris Brown, that Brown turned into a 14-yard touchdown, his first ever through the air.

At the half, OU has outgained A&M 230 to 63, 77 to 42 on the ground and 153 to 21 in the air.

It's worth noting that once again, the Sooners have not been explosive. Rather, they've been opportunistic, turning a pair of turnovers into 14 points.

It looks good on the scoreboard, but right now the two most explosive teams in the Big 12 Conference are Kansas and Missouri. Not the Sooners.

The second half begins in 10 minutes.

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