OU Notebook: The closer
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Monday, October 08, 2012
10/08/12 at 4:50 AM
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Oklahoma backup quarterback Blake Bell had a pair of touchdowns in the Sooners' 41-20 victory at Texas Tech on Saturday.
Bell, a sophomore, has played in 11 career games and now has five multi-rushing touchdown games in that time.
"The offensive line did a great job," he said. "Trey Millard and Aaron Ripkowski, those guys did awesome. Landry (Jones), too. He played a great game in getting the ball down the field. We wouldn't be there if it weren't for him."
Bell said the fumble he had against Kansas State "stuck with me for a little bit, but after that you have to shake it off ... you have to think about the next day."
New role: Damien Williams made the most of his first start as an Oklahoma player. The junior college transfer finished with 120 total yards of offense, including a team-high 82 receiving yards.
"He handled it the way he's handled every opportunity he's got," OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. "He's mature, he's physical, he falls forward and he finishes his run. He did a great job in the pass game making plays, too. He's going to continue to get a lot more work."
Steady game: Oklahoma's offense had a productive day, stringing together five consecutive scoring drives in the middle of the game.
"We really clicked today," Trey Millard said. "The offense really got in a rhythm. I think it was something we really haven't got in a full game.
"The defense complemented that well ... we just capitalized on our opportunities."
Sharing the ball: Oklahoma was able to spread the ball around to its playmakers against the Red Raiders.
Durron Neal had his first two receptions, while Trey Millard had four carries, one off his career high. Justin Brown had his first TD catch as a Sooner.
"Our offense really rolls when everybody touches the ball," Kenny Stills said. "It happened tonight and everything was good."
Game balls: Stills said he received a game ball among a large number of teammates following Saturday's victory.
The wide receiver said Neal, Aaron Colvin, Blake Bell, the offensive line also received game balls for their performances.