Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-09-22 08:56:37 –
Fifty years after the 1971 “Game of the Century” between Oklahoma and Nebraska, the Suners postponed the Cornhuskers to win 23-16 at Norman’s Owenfield on Saturday.
Nebraska missed two field goals, blocked the extra points and returned two points, while Oklahoma held an edge of 408-384 in total yards.
The Snurs have won seven of the last nine games at the Huskers and four consecutive games at Norman.
Oklahoma won the ball first, marching 75 yards in an orderly manner in 14 plays, and Spencer Rattler passed Mario Williams to score 19 on the Nebraska 12-yard line on the 3rd and 6th.
Ratler finished the drive with a one yard sneak for a touchdown, which was 7-0 OU at 8:02 to play in the first quarter.
Ratler passed 214 yards 24 to 34.
Nebraska continued 14 plays and responded with a drive that reached the OU 20 yard line, but an unnecessary roughness penalty pushed them back and a 51 yard field goal by Connor Calpe to cut Oklahoma’s lead to 7-3. I had to settle down to play in the first quarter at 1:21.
After both teams exchanged punts, OU’s GabeBrkic missed a 54-yard field goal attempt to the right.
After that, the Huskers did the same. Calpe did not attempt a large 50-yard field goal to the right at 7:05 to play in the second quarter.
Both teams punted with their next belongings, and in the first half they ran out of time with an OU with the ball near the middle.
Nebraska got the ball to start the second half and moved into the OU territory, but Calpe hooked a 35-yard field goal attempt to the left at 9:19 to play in the third quarter. ..
The Snurs finally scored a scoring drive and advanced 80 yards in 10 plays to widen their lead.
Mario Williams threw Marvin Mims back to Ratler, who found 23 yards.
After Eric Gray ran 18 yards, a 22-yard and 9-yard pass from Ratler to Drake’s Stoops set a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ratler to Jeremiah Hall, with an OU of 14-3 at 3:50. I got a lead. Third quarter.
Nebraska responded with his first touchdown drive, playing 75 yards.
Adrian Martinez went deep into Travis Bokolek 39 yards and OU6 yards.
After three plays, Martinez continued with a four-yard touchdown run to 14-9.
With extra points, Isaiah Coe blocked a kick by Kelen Meyer, Pat Fields brought it back two points from his end zone, and OU led 16-9 with eight seconds remaining in the third quarter.
With the momentum regained, the OU advanced 65 yards in 12 plays to extend the lead.
Ratler passed Haselwood on the 3rd and 7th with a gain of 16 yards, then Ratler ran 14 yards to Nebraska’s 3-yard line.
Kennedy Brooks capped the drive with a two-yard touchdown run and played 23-9 Sooners at 10:24.
Nebraska played a lot in the attack, Martinez went deep into Zaviebets, the OU was penalized with a 15-yard sideline, and the ball moved to Sooner’s 17-yard line.
However, OU’s defense was Jalen Redmond’s three-down dismissal of Martinez, and DJ Graham’s one-handed diving interception at OU24 on the 4th and 17th, giving Sooners the ball on his 3-yard line.
The OU attack had to punt with just 3 downs, and Nebraska took advantage of a good field position with 38 yards in 3 plays. Martinez passed Omarmanning with a 21-yard touchdown to 23-16 Sooners at 5:38. play.
Martinez was 25-19 with a 289-yard pass.
Oklahoma couldn’t run out of time, but in less than a minute he punted the ball back to Nebraska to play.
Perrion Winfrey and Nik Bonitto have a sack to help conclude the Snurs victory.
Oklahoma played Nebraska for the first time since the 2010 Big 12 Championship Game and Norman for the first time since 2008.
The Snurs will improve to 3-0 during the season and will begin playing the Big 12 hosting West Virginia next Saturday at 6:30.
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