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November 7, 2013

After slow start, game quickly goes Bears’ way

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WACO, Texas —

“It chipped away at our team’s performance,” Stoops said of the offense’s ineptness. “You have to stay on the field. I don’t know how many three-and-outs we had, but it was way too many. You’re not gonna keep putting your defense out there against Baylor and give them opportunities and not have it affect you.”

It came crashing down in the last seven minutes of the first half. The Bears rolled off 21 straight points to take a 24-5 lead.

The damage might have been limited to a 12-point deficit, but OU elected to try to move the ball with less than a minute in the first half. Bell, who was intercepted twice, threw his first pick to Baylor’s Eddie Lackey, setting up the Bears at the Sooner 28.

Five plays later, Petty hit Antwan Goodley for a 24-yard touchdown.

How OU recovers from the loss is the question. It will go down as the fourth largest margin of defeat during Stoops’ 15 season tenure.

What caused it had fingers pointing and many directions.

“It’s all of it,” Stoops said. “All of it needs to improve.”

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

 

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