Remember Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor’s game-tying, overtime touchdown on fourth and inches from the 1-yard line against Notre Dame’s second-ranked scoring defense?
Depending on which fanbase you ask, it either didn't happen or the officials were complicit in a wide-ranging conspiracy to keep Notre Dame’s national championship hopes alive that wiped Taylor’s second effort from the scoreboard and the rest of the nation’s memory banks. Fortunately, for Sooner fans, they don't have concerns about crossing the goal line against Notre Dame's stacked defensive front seven. They've flourished in those situations all season.
They’re currently tied for first in the nation in fourth-down conversions.
While senior Landry Jones is Oklahoma's all-time career passing yardage leader and the pilot that has navigated the nation’s fifth-ranked scoring offense, he’s not even their primo quarterback option inside the 10-yard line. The honor belongs to sophomore Blake Bell, the Sooners 6-foot-6 redzone specialist.