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OU football: Would Lincoln Riley have gone for two?


OU trailed Kansas State 48-23 with less than 13 minutes left in the game Saturday, but rallied to within 48-41 and recovered an onside kick at the KSU 38-yard line with 1:43 left in the game. That recovery was overturned on replay review, and the Wildcats ran out the clock for the victory.

But what was Lincoln Riley’s plan had the Sooners kept possession and punched in a touchdown – kick to tie the game or attempt a 2-point conversion?

“I had a pretty good idea,” Riley said. “Don’t know if strategy-wise I’d want to say what, but we had a pretty decent plan.”

Riley might not have revealed his choice, but it appears he was leaning towards kicking and going to overtime.

“There’s two trains of thought there,” Riley said. “I felt good about us getting a 2-point conversion, but we also had all the momentum in the world, too. So conventional wisdom on the road, a lot of people say, well go for two. I think that’s more of a momentum deal too and we had obviously a ton of momentum at that point. I don’t know that you could have really gone wrong, but we did have a plan, yes.”

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