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October 28, 2013

Sooner move up in BCS, polls

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“The last one was late at night. All situations are a little different. We did make our players aware of it Thursday and earlier today that, ‘Look, this is what happened two years ago when they came in here. We need to handle it the right way and be ready to go. It’s time when they say, ‘Go.’

Take the shot: OU coach Bob Stoops did take a hit from cornerback Aaron Colvin in the third quarter. Colvin was trying to recover what he thought was a fumble when he staggered into Stoops on the field.

The OU coach was arguing a Texas Tech swing pass that was ruled — correctly — incomplete should have been ruled a lateral.

“I didn’t even go all the way down. Did you see me spin off?,” he joked.

Under pressure: Texas Tech did not have a sack and was credited with two quarterback hurries. In that vein, OU’s offensive line had one of its best games of the season. It marked the first game this season OU hasn’t allowed a sack.

The three sacks the Sooners produced were one short of a season high and gave them six over the last two games.

“Our pressure’s been good,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “People get the ball out quick anymore, and you’re not going to have a ton of sacks when we play teams. Our pressure’s been pretty consistent all year. I’ve been pretty happy with it.“

John Shinn

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