Top Ten “Belldozer” Plays of 2012

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5. Bell’s first RRR touchdown

The Belldozer had not been introduced until a few weeks after OU’s 2011 beatdown of the Texas Longhorns. However, Texas learned quickly how hard a runner Bell is in the 2012 Red River Rivalry game. On Oklahoma’s first drive, Bell swept right, stiff armed one Horn defender, and carried the next one as he dove for the end zone. It was one touchdown of many to come from Bell in a huge victory over the Longhorns and on this list.

4. Bell keeps his footing

Nothing can slow this man down. Sure you can try and trip him, because tackling obviously is not getting the job done. One Longhorn defender attacks the wheels of Blake Bell, but he just will not give up on a play. As the Sooners started to pile it on Texas, Bell kept his footing after being tripped up and scored right in front of a sea of orange. That sea of orange would not be there for much longer, as Oklahoma was just too much for Texas that day.

3. Bell scores first rushing touchdown on Irish

Yeah, I know it was a loss. However, how can you not put this up there with the best Bell moments of the season? Notre Dame’s run defense is one of the best in the country and had yet to give up a rushing touchdown. Until Blake Bell. The Sooners needed a score desperately, and while Bell had a touchdown called back earlier in the game, he got it back late and scored the first rushing touchdown of the season on Notre Dame just after a big fourth down conversion where Bell connected with Millard to keep the series going deep inside Irish territory.

2. Bell sprints 55 yards to the endzone

The athleticism of Bell showed in a big 55-yard touchdown against the Baylor Bears. Bell was called on to pick up a first down, but the Belldozer did a little more and went the distance to the goal line. Ultimately, this play was huge for the Sooners, who only beat the Bears by eight points in Norman. If Blake merely picks up the first down and the offense is stalled in the redzone, there is no telling what Baylor could have done given the opportunity.

1. Bell forces overtime at Bedlam

Fourth and one, the game on the line, Bell put the team on his back. When OU needed a score, the Belldozer delivered. Oklahoma State could not hold Bell as he hurdled one tackler and carried a few more as he crossed the plane. Bell’s touchdown tied up Bedlam, which set up a walk-off touchdown from Brennan Clay. This was a huge moment for the Sooners and it was the proper way to send out the seniors after a rough home schedule.