Run and Shoot: Shaping up for a classic

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Shaping up for a classic

SAN ANTONIO - Well, we're tied at the half her at the Alamodome. Better, though, was how it happened: OU going 50 yards in eight plays to lead 14-6, only to be answered by Missouri going 84 yards in 10 plays, only to throw for two, receiver to tight end, Jeremy Macklin to Martin Rucker, to force the deadlock.

Further, the stars have come to play.

OU quarterback Sam Bradford, the nation's pass efficiency leader, has completed 11 of 15 for 130 yards and hasn't sniffed tossing an interception. Meanwhile, Missouri's Chase Daniel has thrown for 123 and run for a team-high 37. Macklin has caught six passes for 49 yards. OU's Malcolm Kelly has caught three balls for 63.

What began as a defensive battle closed out the half as a shootout. The way things are going, we're likely to see more defense, and still more offense. In other words, there's a lot of playmaking going on and there's no reason it won't continue. Almost like a Stanley Cup playoff game, everything's being played just a little bit harder.

Looking for insight? It doesn't take a genius to figure it out, but the winning team will likely be the one that lands two straight punches. Thus far, it's been scores and answers. Look for somebody to land a combination, like a drive, a stop and another drive.

It ought to be fun.

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