Game ball goes to: Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Slope--He had a game-high 136 receiving yards on eight receptions, the biggest of which was a 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Play of the game: Early in the fourth quarter with OU trailing 19-17 and in field goal formation, the Sooners attempted a fake field goal pass play thrown from holder and third string quarterback John Nimmo that tight end James Hanna dropped. It would have been a touchdown and given OU its first lead of the game. Instead, the Aggies went back up two scores moments later.
Surprise of the game:When it appeared the Sooners were dead in the water and the Kyle Field crowd was rocking, they made a great comeback and nearly stole a victory away from A&M. The rally just came up a little short.
The biggest thing we learned: The Sooners seem to struggle early in contests on the road with some consistency. OU has trailed first in only three games this season, and all three of those have been on the road (Cincinnati, Missouri, Texas A&M). Two of those, at Missouri and in this game at Texas A&M, have featured fatal mistakes at the beginning. Against Mizzou, OU gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown, and in this one it snapped the game's opening play through the back of the end zone for a safety.
The biggest concern: OU still can't win on the road. It's been hammered home over and over, but this just solidified it even more.
Streak snapped: 3 straight wins at Kyle Field for the Sooners