Stoops: Sooners also take accountability for loss

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 4:27 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says his team is accountable for what it might have done to prevent its game against Oregon from reaching a point where two disputed calls changed the outcome.

Stoops said yesterday the Sooners are examining themselves and it's not true that OU's just pointing fingers.

On Monday, the Pacific 10 Conference said officials incorrectly awarded possession on an onside kick to Oregon, giving the Ducks the chance to drive downfield for the winning score in their 34-33 victory. Stoops has also disputed a pass interference call on that drive.

Stoops meanwhile, says he might reconsider the second game of the Sooners' home and away series with Washington if the Pac-10 doesn't change an officiating policy.

He's upset with a conference policy that requires only Pac-10 officials to work in Pac-10 stadiums.

OU is set to take on Washington at Seattle in 2008, but that could change if Stoops and athletic director Joe Castiglione are unsatisfied with the Pac-10's handling of officiating rules following the 2006 season.