Originally Published: Jan 4, 2010 5:51 PM CDT
Wrapping up one of the ugliest games ever played and a look back at the Cowboys and Sooners:
Below are some incredibly nasty numbers OSU’s offense “produced” in the final two games of the season against OU and Ole Miss. Keep in mind the Pokes were playing the Bedlam game for a BCS bowl and were on the big-stage of the Cotton Bowl against the Rebels. Needing their ‘A’ game, the offense flunked out.( Thank goodness for Bill Young and his defense.) i.
Last two games: 2-of- 28 third-down efficiency?23 punts?15 first downs?7 points...9 turnovers, including 6 on last six possessions? 162 total pass yards for Zac Robinson? four straight quarters-- the equivalent of one full game—making one first down (second half OU and first half of Ole Miss)?five inept quarters out of the final six of the season.
Not a great year for OSU and OU to beat good teams. OSU beat a nice but not anything special Georgia team and another nice TTech club—each in Stillwater. OU beat a No. 11 OSU team playing for a BCS game and a ranked-Stanford club in the Sun Bowl. Yes, they were close against BYU, Miami, Texas and Nebraska. But bottom line is they did not win those games.
It cannot go without being stated one last time. Each played with not one arm behind its back, but at times, both. Can you believe OSU played without Dez, Kendall Hunter, LB Lemon, TE Youman and a beat up QB? OU played without Heisman, Gresham, etc. What are the odds that the only healthy superstars on this two star-studded teams to make it through the season healthy were OU’s DT Gerald McCoy and OLT Trent Williams. Robinson played, but mysteriously and guarded.
Hope you hid the wife and kids. If not, send ‘em to the showers and wait till next year. Only problem is that frankly, this was the season both schools were thinking the sky was the limit.