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NORMAN — The annual “Spring Game” qualified as a misnomer Saturday afternoon, which explains why Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley opened his post-game news conference by thanking the 52,102 fans and past OU greats who braved wintery conditions to attend.
“There was some challenging weather today as we know, but that’s springtime in Oklahoma,” Riley said after the White team (Team Peterson) defeated the Red team (Team Williams) 10-9 in overtime. “I thought the fan support and the atmosphere, especially throughout that entire first half, was awesome. I thought our team fed off it.”
A day after temperatures were in the mid-80s locally, loyal fans braved a wind chill in the 30s and wind gusts reaching 40 miles-per-hour.
In his first Spring practice as head coach, Riley changed the game format with balanced Red and White rosters chosen by the coaching staff and the traditional scoring system was used.
“I loved the in-game situations we created by splitting it up and going against each other,” Riley said….