Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-09-18 15:55:14 –
Spencer Rattler threw a touchdown of 214 yards when the third Oklahoma visited Nebraska 23-16 on Saturday.
The Snurs’ 23 points were the lowest in more than five years.
After Nebraska regained the ball with a chance to force overtime in the last minute, a pair of Sooners sacked and Rahmir Johnson stopped shortly before the first down marker to end the game.
Oklahoma managed a total of 408 yards, with 194 yards on the ground. Eric Gray ran 15 times at 84 yards for the Snurs (3-0).
In the declining seconds of the third quarter, Adrian Martinez finished nine plays with a four-yard touchdown run and a 75-yard drive to break the Sooners lead.
However, Keren Meyer set out to try an extra point and blocked it in the hands of Pat Fields. Pat Fields grabbed it deep in the end zone, returned it for a two-point conversion, and raised Oklahoma to 16-9.
Early on that Nebraska (2-2) drive, running back Gabe Irvin Jr. crumpled the ground while running. Irvine, who had 9 carries at 18 yards, left and did not return.
The game, called the “Game of the Century,” was scheduled for the 50th anniversary of Nebraska’s 1971 Norman victory 35-31.
Oklahoma kicked off with a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive and proceeded 7-0. However, Cornhusk’s defense, which allowed only a total of 10 points in the previous two games, made the life of the Ratler and Snurs’ attacks difficult after the initial scoring.
Cornhusks responded to the touchdown with a field goal in the final goal of the half.
After a stagnation in the first half after the first drive, Sooners showed an aggressive life, extending the lead with a one-yard touchdown catch at Jeremiah Hall, leaving less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Kennedy Brooks climbed to 23-9 in a two-yard touchdown run at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Martinez touched down Omar Manning in the second half of the quarter to reduce the deficit to one.
Martinez finished 19 out of 25 yards at 289 yards with a touchdown and passcut. He ran for 34 yards and a score.
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