The Norman Transcript

October 14, 2013

Further review of OU-Texas game reveals no surprises to Stoops

Sooners had back to work after loss

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said the film review of the 36-20 loss to Texas did not reveal anything unexpected.

“About how I thought after the game,” he said Monday morning. “Give Texas credit. They made the big plays in the game that usually make the difference in the rivalry. They made the interception return for the touchdown, the punt return for the touchdown. Those are always difficult to overcome. They made those big plays and we didn’t.”

The loss, which dropped OU to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12 Conference, effectively punted it from the national championship picture. It faces Kansas (2-3, 0-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas coach Charlie Weis was quick to note Stoops’ record following the Texas game on Monday. The Sooners are 14-0 since 1999 in the game following the Red River Rivalry.

“The numbers are almost astounding,” he said.

Stoops the disappointment from the Texas loss has to fade quickly. No matter what they outcome was in Dallas, there’s half the season to go.

“Our season … win or lose this game isn’t the end all,” he said. “We go back to doing our work like we always do. We have six more conference games to go.”