Texas is used to losing to a man named Stoops but this year it had a little different twist to it. Happily retired head coach Bob Stoops wasn’t the one to thrust the dagger into the heart of the Longhorns, it was his son Drake Stoops instead.
In an epic 4-overtime battle with Texas, Stoops found a hole in the zone and caught a rope of a pass for Rattler before making his way to the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. The touchdown, plus the subsequent 2-point conversion, put the Sooners up by the final score of 53-45 and sucked whatever life Tom Herman had remaining in his coaching tenure with the Longhorns.
We should all agree that Drake Stoops is a very underrated receiver and this play is a perfect example of just that. Watch it again and see how he works the route. He starts the play as the slot receiver to the right and does a drag route across the middle. As soon as the linebacker commits to covering Marcus Major in the flat Stoops adjust and heads up the seam. The safety makes an egregious error here and steps forward towards the flat as Stoops blows past him. The play left Oklahoma with two receivers to just one defender on the deep-left side of the field and that’s why Stoops went to the end zone virtually untouched.
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