Monday, September 18, 2006
Turns Out, Oregon Didn't Recover the Ball
How complete was the screwjob Oklahoma got at Oregon? Take a look at this video. On the disputed onside kick, you will see that even though Oregon is awarded the ball, it is recovered by Oklahoma's Allen Patrick, who simply scoops it up after it pops out of the scrum. Amazing. ... Said Sooner coach Bob Stoops: "I see my guy stepping up inside of 10 yards to go up and gain reception, gain possession of the football, I see their guy go in front of him and hit the football before my guy is allowed to at 10 yards and I see him collide with my guy inside of 10 yards as well. That's illegal touching and interfering with the reception. And then I see my guy get up with the football that's laying on the ground." While the Sooners cry about this, they might want to turn their attention to the defense, which gave up 501 yards to the Ducks. In other words, learn how to finish a tackle. As for Oregon, it's a good thing the Ducks have a week off. The last victory of this magnitude in Eugene came in 2003, when Oregon beat Michigan, 31-27. The Ducks followed it up with a 55-16 loss to Washington State at Autzen Stadium.
Update: The Pac-10 suspended for one game the officiating crew and instant replay officials that worked the Oklahoma-Oregon game.
Posted by dawizofodds at 1:52 AM