But it gets tougher when trying to find it in conference games. It’s a copy-cat league in that whatever works in slowing an offense is not going away. TCU had a lot of success flustering the Sooners with tight, man-to-man coverage. Texas threw a lot more at the Sooners last Saturday. Surely, Kansas will do the same Saturday.
Bell and his receivers must figure out a way to beat it.
“If a team’s doing something that’s working then the next team — they might not do all of it, but they’ll sprinkle in stuff like that,” Bell said. “You have to be ready for stuff like that.”
The chemistry Bell is able to build with his receivers will ultimately decide how effective OU’s passing game will be this season.
OU has faith it will turn around. Bell threw for 645 yards and six touchdowns in his first two starts against Tulsa and Notre Dame.
OU isn’t ready to hit the panic button over the last two games.
“We’ve had six games and there’s a good part of it against some good teams that was really good. Some of it has been challenging, but some of it has still been good,” OU coach Bob Stoops said.
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