Just when you think you might be headed toward a rather dull OU game, something like that occurs. That just happened to be an injury/concussion to quarterback Dillon Gabriel.
But the Sooners fought through it to earn the 31-24 victory at BYU and give Brent Venables his ninth win this season.
OU is alive for a berth in the Big 12 championship. But the Sooners received absolutely zero help Saturday from Oklahoma State and/or Texas. OU does not control its own destiny to try to head to Arlington in two weeks for one last Big 12 title.
It’s time for the Eskridge Lexus Postgame Podcast from SoonerScoop to break it all down. Eddie Radosevich and George Stoia from Provo, and Carey Murdock from the Scoop studios.
“It was not an easy victory. BYU put up a fight on a rainy day that made a sloppy field even more sloppy. But the concerning part of the day was losing Dillon Gabriel just before halftime to a concussion. So the question becomes whether he can be ready to play on a short week as the Sooners take on TCU Friday at 11 a.m.?
“The Sooners did have Jackson Arnold behind Gabriel. But as he got his feet wet as the OU starter, Gavin Sawchuk got his feet red hot as he broke off some big runs and housed it from 16 yards out. The defense wasn’t great. Part of that could have been Danny Stutsman battling through food poisoning. But the secondary is getting thin and it’s starting to become a problem for a team that gave up too many chunk plays. Carey is joined by Eddie and George from Provo for the final regular season road edition of The Eskridge Postgame Podcast.”