The Norman Transcript


November 5, 2012

Sooners up their game on both sides of the ball



Receiver coach Jay Norvell said the plan was to use more receivers against the Cyclones. The previous week against Notre Dame OU pretty much stuck with Stills, Brown, Shepard and Saunders the whole way through.

“We went into this game really trying to get all of those guys in a rotation and get them on the field,” Norvell said. “We’ve just got to continue to do that, and use all the weapons that we have, and then also get all the guys playing at the highest level that they can blocking when they don’t have the ball. That could be a good mix for us down the stretch, because we’re gonna have to play really hard to win these games.”

OU’s next three games — Baylor on Saturday, West Virginia on Nov. 17 and Oklahoma State on Nov. 24 — are against teams that can score a lot of points.

The Bears lead the country in total offense. The Cowboys are No. 2. The Mountaineers are No. 19.

The Sooners, who racked up 593 yards against Iowa State, are No. 14 in that category.

They, however, seem to be getting more potent as the season hits the stretch drive.

“We’re really excited with the way we played today,” Stills said.

OU should be. Even with a couple of injuries, it still has plenty of playmakers.

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