The Oklahoma Sooners were backed up on their own goal line late in the first quarter when Abdul Adams took a handoff and waited for a gap behind a strong-blocking offensive line.
When he finally burst into the second level, Adams made one shimmy, and suddenly, he saw nothing but green.
Adams outran the entire Baylor defense, spiking the ball and raising his hands into the air after completing a 99-yard touchdown run.
Adams’ run was the longest play from scrimmage in OU football history, passing 96-yard runs from Jeff Frazier in 1995 and Buck McPhail in 1951. The run also allowed Adams to set a career high for rushing yards, passing the 93 yards he gained on eight carries against Tulane.
Oklahoma defensive lineman Matt Romar did not play Saturday, sitting out because of an injury he suffered in last week’s game against Tulane. Marquise Overton made his first career start in Romar’s place.
Other injured Sooners who did not play include safety Will Johnson, safety Robert Barnes and offensive lineman Cody Ford.
In the first half, linebacker Curtis Bolton was injured and taken to the locker room with ice on his lower leg.
Wide receiver A.D. Miller also dressed out for the first time this season.
Fullback Dimitri Flowers started the game off right with a 52-yard touchdown reception.
Later, Flowers lined up as a wildcat quarterback, took the snap and bulldozed into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown.
It was Flowers’ first multi-touchdown game, and dating to 2015, Flowers had scored three of OU’s last five touchdowns in Waco.
There was plenty of action happening on Baylor’s John Eddie Williams Field long before the game clock started running.
Before the game, Oklahoma and Baylor players met at midfield and were caught on video with some heated pregame trash talk. The video soon went viral, getting posted on social media accounts from national outlets such as Fox, ESPN and Bleacher Report.
“You forgot who daddy is,” quarterback Baker Mayfield yelled at Baylor players. “I’m going to have to spank you today.”
Later, with the game tied in the third quarter, the Baylor student section chanted, “Who’s your daddy?” after an Oklahoma fumble.
— Cody Stavenhagen, Tulsa World