Watch: Sam Ehlinger gets wiped out by Oklahoma blitz for safety
A wild set of plays culminated in an Oklahoma safety during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Big 12 Championship.
The Sooners had just fumbled inside the Texas ten-yard line, giving Texas the ball trailing by three. However, the Oklahoma defense stepped up, opting to blitz Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger on second down. Ehlinger never saw the blitz coming and was taken down in the end zone.
In the words of Sooners diehard @JRsBBQ…
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 1, 2018
The play was a real killer for Texas, who had just gotten the ball back in a huge emotional swing. It was far from their first major error of the game, too. It was an enormous boost for Oklahoma off the turnover as well, factoring in the reality that their defense has been oft-criticized for being too leaky. This was a big moment for them to have the last laugh.