In what was not the prettiest bowl game of the 2011 season, Oklahoma took on Iowa to play for, I guess all the Insight.
The game started off with a huge turnover over by Iowa resulting in an Oklahoma touchdown right from the get go. Neither team could get an offensive game rolling until later on. Despite the 21-0 score at halftime, it was a much closer game.
Iowa, which we knew going into the game would happen, could not establish a running game at all. The Sooners leading rusher came in the form of backup QB, Blake Bell.
The Hawkeyes were held scoreless until the 4th quarter, where QB James Vandenberg hit C.J. Fiedorowicz with a 5 yard pass. Iowa was on the board again about 8 minutes later with a 9 yard pass to Jordan Canzeri, bringing the score to 21-14.
This is typical of the Sooners 2011 season, bringing everything down to the line. The game just got stranger in the last minutes. For the first time I can remember, with about 3 minutes left, the skycam decided he was a Sooner fan and fell from the lines holding it up and onto the field, nearly missing Iowa’s Marvin McNutt, their play maker of the game.
ESPN’s fail, resulted in a lengthy timeout and much to Iowa’s dismay, two more Sooner scores. A field goal with about 2 minutes left and then a 21 yard touchdown run by QB Blake Bell.
No Iowa fans, Oklahoma did not run up the score. After the season we had,a 31-14 win is NOT running a score up.
Both teams had higher expectations then what actually happened. And both teams are ready for the 2011 season to die. Just like the skycam did. RIP 2011.
I want to wish everyone a happy New Year and we will see you in 2012.