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October 12, 2012

Turnover margin matters in OU-Texas

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“And the other thing, usually the team that wins handles the ball the best. When we’ve lost and when we’ve lost badly, it’s been because we’ve turned the ball over, and last year was no different.”

The Sooners know how turnovers have impacted this season. The three they committed against Kansas State on Sept. 22 is the difference between being ranked in the top five instead of trying to work their way back into the top 10.

Holding onto the ball and coming up with three interceptions were the reasons OU coasted to an easy — and unexpected — road victory at Texas Tech Saturday.

Turnovers are going to play a factor when these teams meet again on Saturday in Dallas.

There hasn’t been a turnover-free game in the Stoops-Brown era. They are as big a part of the game as the 50-50 split in seating.

John ShinnFollow me @john_shinnjshinn@normantranscript.com

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