Sooners Squeak by Army in Overtime 28-21

Posted on September 23rd 2018

The last time Oklahoma hosted Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and the “Palace on the Prairie”  was fifty plus years away from being a reality. The year was 1959 and Army was still considered a power in College Football. The game was a tossup and Oklahoma won 28-20. Fast forward to 2018 and the result was almost identical. Oklahoma scored a 28-21 win. But the entire scenario was far from the same. The Sooner fans were being nostalgic on a cool September night and welcomed the Black Knights with open arms as 30 point favorites. But Army came to play football, and the Sooner defense could not stop Army’s triple option all night long. Oklahoma’s vaunted prolific offense sat on the sidelines most of the game as Army completely dominated time of possession 44:41 to 15:59. Oklahoma ran 40 plays the entire game and only an interception in overtime saved the Sooners from what would have been one of the most shocking upsets in Oklahoma football history.

Around the nation: Other heavily favored Top Teams did not fair so well. Old Dominion shocked Virginia Tech 49-35 and Texas Tech rode into Stillwater and ambushed Oklahoma State 41-17. Texas surprised TCU 31-16. Are the Longhorns for real? We will know in a couple of weeks when The Red River Rivalry resumes at the Texas State fair. Staying in the Big 12, West Virginia looks unstoppable and may be the best team in the conference. The Mountaineers blasted Kansas State 35-6.  Ohio State and Penn State rolled and remain unbeaten as they await their showdown this coming Saturday in Happy Valley. Oregon seemingly had their game in hand until a fumble late in the game ignited the Stanford offense and the Cardinal flew on to a dramatic 38-31 overtime win over the dumbfounded Ducks. Can anyone stem the Crimson Tide? Certainly not the Aggies. Alabama crushed Texas A&M 45-23. And how about those Wildcats! Kentucky dominated the favored Bulldogs and moved to 4-0 on the young season. Could we be witness to something special unfolding in Lexington? One game at a time Kentucky….one game at a time.