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October 27, 2013

Sooners able to overcome slow start vs. Tech

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NORMAN —

A Kenny Williams touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter made it a five-point game, but Texas Tech never got any closer.

“That was a tough-fought game,” said OU linebacker Eric Striker who had 1 1/2 of OU’s three sacks. “They did a great job all night, Texas Tech’s offense, but we kept pushing every time we went out there, and it worked out.”

The Sooners have 12 days to lick their wounds. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said he didn’t know the extent of Shannon’s injury. The loss of Millard, who was on the field the majority of the game, is a big one.

But OU has a much bigger game on the horizon. It faces No. 5 Baylor Nov. 7 — a Thursday — in Waco, Texas.

“I love our team. I love the attitude, the way they work, the way they’re willing to be coached,” Stoops said. “I’ve got to mention the key pieces we don’t have now. They were all great players, two of them captains. Are we in great shape? No. Am I excited about our team and our opportunity and willingness to fight? I am.”

John Shinn

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