College Football 2009: Miami ropes in Oklahoma

I spent most of the day working on an essay.  Hopefully, in the not too distant future, I shall be able to write more about it.  I didn’t watch LSU beat UGA (televised on CBS) or Notre Dame scoot over Washington (televised on NBC), so I decided not to miss the Oklahoma Sooners and the Miami Hurricanes dunk French fries into Frosties on Saturday Night Football on ABC (damn you Wendy’s commercial!  I really want to consume French fries with milkshake dressing).  Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musberger provided commentary.

The first quarterbegan with Sooners defensive back Dominique Franks intercepting Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris.  Sooners QB Sam Bradford did not play tonightLandry Jones, the substitute, threw a TD pass to wide receiver Cameron Kenney while the commentators were talking about Bradford’s condition.    Oklahoma 7 and Miami 0.  The Hurricanes didn’t make much offensive magic on their next possession–Jacory Harris threw another interception, this time to Sooners defensive back Brian Jackson.

The second quarter started with the Sooners attempting to fake a field goal.  A real field goal was made shortly thereafter by kicker Jimmy Stevens.  The Hurricanes’ offense got their act together quickly, though, and put a ball in the end zone (thanks to tight end Jimmy Graham).  Oklahoma 10 and Miami 7.  Slow, slow, quick, quick, slower into the end of the first half.

The third quarter started off with the Hurricanes causing and recovering a fumbled Sooners ball.  On the next play, tight end Dedrick Epps made a touchdown.  The Sooners’ offense sunk into lethargy as the Hurricanes increased their score in the second half of the third quarter with a TD catch by wide receiver Travis Benjamin.  Miami 21 and Oklahoma 17.  The Sooners managed to tighten the score gap near the bottom of the quarter when running back DeMarco Murray crossed the goal line.

How soon is now?  Try the bottom of the fourth quarter when the Sooners scored with a field goal.  Miami 21 and Oklahoma 20.  Final score.  Don’t you wish your paramour were resilient like Miami?

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  Sooners running back Chris Brown ran forty-eight yards to the Oklahoma forty-nine yard line in the bottom of the first quarter.  During the actual play, the camera filmed Brown from a slight high-angle, medium long shot (his body pretty much filled the screen).  An instant replay from a different point-of-view followed.  Rather than the slight high-angle, medium long shot, the replay was from an extreme high-angle shot (aerial view).  If you thought Brown was moving fast before, that replay had him juxtaposed with the hash marks by the sidelines.  He was zipping down that field.

2.  There’s a Sooners linebacker named Ryan Reynolds.

3.  After Jacory Harris threw his second TD pass of the game, the camera cut to a profile close-up of him on the sidelines (without helmet), and Brent Musberger said, “…he is a/one coooool cat.”

4.  Every time the commentators say, “the ‘Canes,” I keep thinking of Veronica Mars and Orson Welles.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

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