OU drive stalls in odd sequence

ARLINGTON, Texas -- For all the couch coaches out there, Oklahoma's staff made some interesting decisions that have Twitter buzzing.

The Sooners marched down the field after Texas A&M scored on its opening possession and had a first-and-goal at the 5-yard line. On a run that put the ball to the 1-yard line, the Aggies were offsides. But rather than take the ball at the 2 1/2-yard line and get first down back, the Sooners declined the penalty. On second-and-goal, Blake Bell was stopped for no gain.

After a Texas A&M timeout, Oklahoma had Bell roll out to his right to try a pass rather than just run it up the middle again. On fourth down, the Sooners appeared ready for Bell to try it up the middle again but a false start forced them to kick a field goal.

Oklahoma's defense stopped A&M on the next drive and the Sooners have the ball back with under four minutes left in the half.