Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs for yardage during the first half of an NCAA college football game …
Mayfield found Shepard wide open in on the right side in the second overtime, and Shepard jumped over a defender and tap danced into the end zone for what would ultimately be the game-winning score.
“It’s a bonus”, Stoops said. We just came up a little short.
“But do people hype up the SEC and say they have the best athletes and you hear it over and over and over again?” Trevor Daniel punted three times last week for an average of 47 yards.
As deflating and gut-wrenching as the 31-24 double overtime loss was to Oklahoma, the Tennessee Volunteers are still in good shape to achieve all their goals for the 2015 season. But the drive stalled and Oklahoma had to settle for a 35-yard field goal. The Volunteers will also throw to their running backs, much like the Sooners, which OU will need to be mindful of. Chiefly, Mayfield’s ability to extend plays when it mattered and his trust in Shepard helped the two work well together.
“Late in the game we stopped playing disciplined defense”, Reeves-Maybin said. When we talk about ‘My All, ‘ they gave their all. “That’s the time in the game where you have to block out the crowd noise and focus on your job”. Oklahoma went with a read option look – that was a designed run for Mayfield the whole way – on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line to get the tying touchdown. Two holding penalties on linebacker Colton Jumper kept one drive alive, and a pass interference on Malik Foreman wiped out what would have been a third-and-14 for Oklahoma.
Oklahoma’s offense finally woke up just in time to hand Tennessee more heartbreak.
Three plays later, the nightmare was complete for Tennessee. “Did I feel like we backed it up? We were fortunate to come out with a win”.
The Oklahoma Sooners pulled out a thrilling victory in hostile territory on Saturday night, taking down Tennessee in Volunteer country with an overtime victory. After captivating the crowd with his terrific reception to even the score, the 5-10, 191-pound Oklahoma City native danced out of trouble on the sidelines and plunged into pay dirt for the go-ahead touchdown.
Dobbs leads Tennessee Volunteers passing tonight with one touchdown pass, no interceptions.
In a sense, it was not so terribly different than far too many other game days and nights since the start of 2008, when the Vols blew one at UCLA, then Auburn, and head coach Phillip Fulmer’s 16-year run was shockingly over.
“It was a flood concept”, Dobbs said of the pick.
“A year ago, we played this football team, and we were non-competitive”. Coleman’s four TD receptions were for 42, 21, 61 and 34 yards and he finished with six grabs for 182 yards.
The Sooners brought more pressure at the line after the break, and Tennessee failed to adjust.
It is tempting to assign extra meaning to early-season games, especially when they feature a dramatic ending. This week neither team can afford mistakes as they face off in Knoxville. In fact, the 17-point blown lead was the largest in Tennessee history.
At least one Oklahoma player, Hatari Boyd, flipped off the Tennessee fans after the game so perhaps Jones was reacting to that act, because it’s an unusual act for Jones who has rebuilt the Vols program to a point where many predicted them to win the SEC East this year.