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Topic - Blake Bell
Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds remaining to help No. 18 Oklahoma spoil rival Oklahoma State's Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes with a 33-24 win.
It's been a good season for No. 12 Oklahoma running the football - a pair of 300-yard outings against Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia and a 212-yard performance in a tough win at Notre Dame.
For a quarterback with exactly one collegiate start, Blake Bell is about as prepared as one can be to face a marquee opponent on the road.
For some teams, a 2-0 start really is something to get excited about.
Running the scout team during a redshirt season, Trevor Knight caught the eye of Bob Stoops and the rest of the Sooners' coaches, developing a reputation for consistency, flexibility and making the occasional eye-popping play.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was quick to point out there still is no final decision on who will be the starting quarterback for the Sooners this season.
The Big 12 is facing an identity crisis at quarterback, with a lot of different players preparing to take snaps this fall.
Everett Golson threw for 177 yards and plunged in for the decisive 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Manti Te'o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception and No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 8 Oklahoma 30-13 on Saturday night to remain undefeated.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones will take the blame for a loss to Kansas State. He says it won take the Sooners out of the national championship race.
The Big 12 Conference has come back strong after two straight summers of uncertainty about its future.
Landry Jones threw for 256 yards, Blake Bell punched in two short touchdown runs and No. 12 Oklahoma set up a Bedlam showdown for the Big 12 championship by beating Iowa State
"Last week against TCU there were some drives, I think it was us more than anything," quarterback Blake Bell said. "We put ourselves in third-and-long. You don't want to do that."
"I felt comfortable back there," Bell said. "As a quarterback, you never want to feel like you're not comfortable. That's when you are starting to move around and get out of the pocket when you don't need to. I just try to keep calm and stay back there. The (offensive) line did a great job and blocked well."