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October 30, 2012

Sooners putting loss behind them as they focus on Iowa State

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NORMAN —

There still is a lot to play for. This season’s losses have been undefeated teams ranked in the top four. OU still needs Kansas State to lose twice to have any shot at an outright Big 12 championship. A BCS bowl, however, is still in the picture if the Sooners, who are No. 12 in the BCS standings, can win out.

Their attitude will have a lot to say about how the season is remembered.

“I don’t think we’re going to shut it down and call it quits for the rest of the year,” quarterback Landry Jones said. “There is some adversity that comes with losing games and having different goals out of the picture. But we’re a prideful program and we have a lot of pride in what we do. We’re not going to shut it down and we’re not going to stop trying when game day comes around. We’re going to put the best guys on the field and we’re going to play hard. “

It’s easy to say those things. Actually doing it is the hard part. OU’s had seasons go in both positive and negative directions after emotional losses. Only the players can pick the route.

John ShinnFollow me @john_shinnjshinn@normantranscript.com

 

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