Oklahoma punter Tress Way had a tipped punt travel 42 yards against Kansas State, but coach Bob Stoops says Oklahoma’s punt formation, which features a closing gate of three blockers in the backfield, won’t change any time soon. "You’re not quite as passive up front. It allows your front guys to get out in coverage a little quicker,” he said. "It just gives you more guys to get downfield sooner.”
CLAPP’S CLUBFullback Matt Clapp has just one touch on the year — a one-yard carry in the season opener — in part because of a broken hand that’s required him to wear a bulky cast during games since his injury on Oct. 7. Stoops said Clapp’s cast should come off "pretty soon,” but that hasn’t stopped the offense from trying to get him the ball at least once. "We threw one to Matt with that club on his hand and it bounced off,” Stoops said, referencing a play that came against Baylor. "I wasn’t too pleased about that.”
CATCHING UPFor one of the first times all season, Oklahoma’s receivers’ performance on Saturday drew few complaints, mostly because of their slowly dwindling drop count. "The first time you’re out there as a player, sometimes you can’t believe how fast everything’s going. And then you look on tape and you realize, ‘Geez, I’m going as fast as everybody,’” Stoops said. "It takes a little while for some guys to calm down and realize that. And then everything slows down.” Dejuan Miller led the Sooners with nine catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Broyles added eight receptions for 91 yards and Adron Tennell caught four passes for 62 yards. "I’m hopeful that it’ll progress even further,” Stoops said.
QUOTABLEStoops, on Kansas State returner Brandon Banks’ kick return for a touchdown: "I knew as soon as he hit the seam. I said, ‘Well, that’s over.’”