Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oklahoma Edges Utah State, 31-24

Oklahoma defeats Utah State, 31, 24: Given a few extra moments to think about it, Bob Stoops made a pivotal decision about how best to stave off a surprising charge from Utah State. Needing less than a yard to move the chains, he put the ball in DeMarco Murray's hands and went for it on a fourth down in his own territory. Murray needed to dive and stretch the ball out in front of him as he headed toward the sideline, picking up the most crucial of his career-best 218 yards rushing and sending No. 7 Oklahoma to a 31-24 victory against the Aggies on Saturday night. "I thought we could make a half a yard," Stoops said. "And I was almost wrong." Two plays later, Murray went zooming down the left sideline for a 63-yard touchdown run — his second of the night — to extent the Sooners' lead to 28-17 midway through the third quarter. That was just enough to hold off Utah State and Diondre Borel, who shredded Oklahoma's inexperienced secondary for 341 yards and two touchdowns. (AP)
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