IRVING, Texas —
OU linebackers Tom Wort and Corey Nelson vs. Texas A&M running backs Ben Malena and Christine Michael: OU had a hard time stopping running backs and running quarterbacks in spread sets this season. One reason is Wort and Nelson didn’t play much against those spread sets. That could change tonight. All involved have said OU’s inside linebackers are a big part of the defensive game plan. Wort and Nelson have a chance to prove they’ve been underutilized this season.
OU quarterback Landry Jones vs. his critics: Tonight will be Jones’ 50th and final start as OU quarterback. There hasn’t been a player take more heat over a four-year career than Jones. Some of it has been warranted. Some of its hasn’t. Tonight’s the chance to leave Sooner fans happy. Leading OU past Texas A&M and upstage the Heisman Trophy winner in the process would be a fantastic finale for the Sooner quarterback, one that would allow him to exit on top as his pro stock skyrockets.
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