Not So Special


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:28 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Oct 24, 2010 10:8 PM CDT

It&rsquo;s the part of the game that&rsquo;s sometimes difficult to predict and many times overlooked by fans, but always seems to play a huge part in big games.&#160; It&rsquo;s special teams and it was a huge determining factor in some of the biggest games on Saturday and it killed both the Sooners and Cowboys.</P>OSU/Nebraska:&#160; The Cowboys gave up a kick return for touchdown (3rd one they&rsquo;ve given this year) and a fake punt for a first down on a drive that eventually ended with a Huskers&rsquo; touchdown.</P>OU/Missouri:&#160; The Sooners gave up a kick return for touchdown on the opening kickoff.&#160; And with the Sooners trailing 17 to 14 early in the 3rd quarter, Jimmy Stevens missed a chip-shot 30-yard field goal that would&rsquo;ve tied the game.</P>Michigan State/Northwestern:&#160; With the unbeaten Spartans trailing 24 to 14 and facing 4th and 11 at the Northwestern 36-yard line early in the 4th quarter, Michigan State executed a perfect fake punt that netted a first down.&#160; The Spartans would score on the next play and go on to win 35 to 27.</P>Wisconsin/Iowa:&#160; Following the Hawkeyes&rsquo; first touchdown of the game, Adam Robinson missed a point after touchdown.&#160; You know, one of those where you turn to the guy next to you and say, &ldquo;boy I hope that doesn&rsquo;t come back to haunt us.&rdquo;&#160; Rarely does it, but guess what.Wisconsin 31&#160; Iowa 30 Final.</P>&#160;</P>&#160;</P><BR/>