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November 7, 2013

Not much could provide a spark


WACO, Texas —

“It’s not good. We’ll find out,” OU coach Bob Stoops said after the game. “All the guys that went off the field were hurt. We’ll see how that ends up.”

Belldozer stuck in a rut: Coming into Thursday’s game, OU quarterback Blake Bell had rushed for five touchdowns in two career games against the Bears.

Thursday, he netted just five yards on eight carries and was stuffed on the fourth-and-goal run late in the first quarter.

“We tried to go quick and tempo them and someone shot the gap and made a play,” Bell said. “Credit them for making plays over there and playing well.”

Dominant no more: Until 2011, OU had never lost a game to Baylor. The streak of 20 straight victories ended with a 45-38 loss to the Bears.

Now, OU has lost two of its last three to Baylor and given up 120 points to them in the last three meetings.

The big surprise: Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty only threw for 204 yards. What had OU on its heels was his ability to run. One of the major reasons the Bears’ offense kicked into high gear midway through the third quarter was his ability to run. Petty rushed for 45 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

“He hadn’t done it as much. He ran a lot more out of their spread sets than they had shown,” OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “They did run the ball more with him tonight.”

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