LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bell runs again
Quarterback Blake Bell rushed for 53 yards and using him in the run game was emphasized early in the contest. On OU’s third possession, Bell had a designed run for 27 yards.
“It helps a lot. Going and running the ball like that, it helps you stay ahead of the chains,” he said. “You know picking up four to six yards, it’s a lot better than being second-and-10 versus second-and-four.”
OU converted 7 of 14 third-down attempts Saturday. The 50-percent conversion rate was a vast improvement over the Sooners’ average of 37.7 percent going into the game and 23.2 percent average (10 of 43) in their three previous conference games.