Game balls: Sooner coverage team gets an A+

Oklahoman Published: December 3, 2006
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Paul Thompson
This quarterback/wide receiver/quarterback outdueled the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Thompson completed 19 of 34 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, highlighted by a 99-yard drive in the third quarter.

D.J. Wolfe, Nic Harris and Reggie Smith
During the regular season, Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor threw just four interceptions. On Saturday night, each member of this secondary trio picked off a pass. "Our coverage was excellent," OU coach Bob Stoops said.

DeMarcus Granger
Once considered a soft spot on the defensive line earlier this season, this massive defensive tackle applied some serious pressure, including a near-sack on a key fourth-down play in the fourth quarter that ended as an incomplete pass.

By John Rohde

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Paul Thompson’s most impressive stats may have come in a game-deciding 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

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