- Oklahoma's plethora of false start penalties
- BYU's defensive line making its 4th quarter goal-line stand forcing Oklahoma to kick a field goal and keeping it a one possession lead.
- Oklahoma could not establish a ground game.
- Max Hall completed 68 percent of his passes for 329 yards.
- Sam Bradford was knocked out of the game.
Everything starts with the men up front. When they do their job right, quarterbacks and running backs that were good become great. When the line does not do its job, even the great quarterbacks and running backs appear to be good, at best.