Quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Sam Ehlinger got all the attention heading into the Red River rivalry game between the Sooners and the Longhorns, but OU's wide receiver CeeDee Lamb took it over with 10 catches for 171 yards and 3 TD's.
The most impressive play of the Red River Rivalry game was hands down this amazing flee flicker play to CeeDee Lamb that went for a 51 yard Touchdown.
It started off with a classic Flee Flicker design in the offensive backfield. After the running back Kennedy Brooks received the handoff, he proceeded to turn around and pitch the ball back to quarterback Jalen Hurts.
The offensive line even utilized a pulling guard in the pass protection in order to momentarily simulate a running play.
After receiving the ball again from the Flee Flicker pitch, Jalen Hurts proceeded to throw the ball deep to CeeDee Lamb. On his route, Lamb, momentarily showed a run block before breaking deep down field to catch the ball.
The Longhorn defensive secondary was not tricked and kept five players deep in coverage on Lamb. Somehow, after receiving the pass, Lamb was able to dip and weave his way through each and every one of the remaining Longhorn defenders on his way to the end zone to successfully finish the 51 yard flee flicker touchdown.
The Sooners broke out this great goal line passing play to secure their first touchdown against the Longhorns in this years edition of the Red River Rivalry.
With CeeDee Lamb in the slot position, the outside receiver target the defender guarding Lamb by running a great rub route to block the defender's path. The crucial element of this play design is the rub route where the outside receiver runs directly toward Lamb's defender before turning his body in front of the defender to appear as if he is running a whip route instead of blocking the defender.
Lamb begins his route by taking a few slow steps forward in order to freeze his defender in place and give time for his teammate to get in proper position to run his rub route. Lamb then breaks out to the front pylon of the end zone in order to quickly dash away from the defender.
With Jalen Hurts rolling outside of the pocket, the spacing of this play provides for an easy completion when facing a man-to-man defense.
For CeeDee Lamb's third touchdown of the day, Jalen Hurts aired it out deep to him on this play action play call.
With both a tight end and a running back providing pass protection, this play allows both of the fast OU receivers time to sprint all the way across the field and away from their defenders in order to get themselves open.
The Quarterback has two receivers to choose from crossing left to right, with a tight end crossing underneath from the right to the left.
Hurts found Lamb from the slot position deep down field. After pulling in the reception Lamb split threw three different defenders in order to get into the end zone and score his third touchdown of the day.
With a stat line featuring 10 catches, 171 yards, and 3 Touchdown's, the game's MVP was hands down CeeDee Lamb. Not only were his statistics amazing, but he made phenomenal moves after the catch by juking out a flurry of defenders and bouncing off of tackles in order to secure all three of those touchdowns.
See these plays in action and watch the rest of the highlights from this year's Red River Rivalry game from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas by watching the video below: