SOUTH BEND, Ind. —
Need for improvement: One source of irritation for OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was the 220 rushing yards Notre Dame picked up.
“They rushed the ball. They had to rush it close to 30-35 times. And then they were down in the fourth quarter and rushed it more. Through the first three quarters, they rushed more than they threw it,” he said. “They had success running in their bigger sets. It’s something we have to get better at. I didn’t feel comfortable all night in those sets.”
OU played the entire game in a three-man defensive front. If it wasn’t going to use a four-man front against Notre Dame, it’s doubtful OU will use one the rest of the regular season.