Multiple defense: Shannon saw his most extensive action of the season as middle linebacker in the Sooners’ dime (six defensive back) scheme. The redshirt freshman finished with six tackles. Sophomore Julian Wilson was also substantial playing dime as the sixth defensive back.
“I thought we matched up well in our coverage,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. “Frank had a heck of a game. Julian Wilson played a ton and he did well.”
New receiving options: OU spread the ball around to its receivers, and brand new targets emerged against Texas Tech. Freshman Durron Neal had two catches for 38 yards and saw his most extensive action of the season. Running back Damien Williams led the Sooners with 82 receiving yards on six catches. Williams had two catches in the first three games.
“We spread it around a lot today,” OU quarterback Landry Jones said. “I thought the receivers played really physical today. They did a good job and had to run through some trash. Tech kind of pressed a little bit more and the guys did a really good job playing physical and being where they are supposed to be and being precise.”
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