One of the weirdest plays on Saturday’s slate of college football came in the Oklahoma-Texas Tech matchup. After leading 14-0 early, the Red Raiders trailed the Sooners with around seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, but came within two points on a crazy touchdown catch. And then things got even weirder, as Texas Tech went for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 42, but had a pass attempt by Seth Collins (quarterback turned receiver who started his career at Oregon State and transferred to join the Red Raiders this year) picked off and returned 100 yards to the other end zone by Oklahoma safety Robert Barnes. That produced two points for the Sooners to give them a 44-40 lead they would never relinquish, even though even the scorebug indicated it the other way around (a 42-42 tie) at first:
Here’s the replay, which also shows the scorebug correction:
And this overshadowed the remarkable fourth-down catch that produced the touchdown in the first place:
After this, Oklahoma scored another touchdown of their own to extend the lead to 51-40. Texas Tech struck back with a score of their own, but another failed two-point conversion meant they still trailed by five with 1:05 left, and a failed onside kick meant the Sooners came away with the win. But this two-point conversion that went the other way was a huge turning point, and a huge factor on Oklahoma’s survival here. It was also one of the strangest college football plays in a while.