Not all of Oklahoma’s defense was aware of the seven DB scheme
Like any defensive lineman, his eyes were looking at the Mountaineers line and their quarterback Geno Smith. He wasn’t really aware of what was going on behind him in the secondary.
That’s until he realized that wide-receiver-turned-running-back Tavon Austin kept running the field and scoring touchdowns. That’s when Walker realized there was no Tom Wort.
“I didn’t know anything about it until I was on the field and I didn’t see Tom,” Walker said “I did not know that there were no linebackers out there. It kind of surprised me.”
Then what shocked him even more was the 572 all-purpose yards Austin compiled in the game.
“I had to give them props,” Walker said. “I tweeted at them after the game to tell them what respect I have for them.”
As for that seven defensive back scheme, it led to 20 missed tackles — a number that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said the defense hasn’t come near in a long time.
So, will Sooners fans be seeing Tom Wort and Corey Nelson this weekend back out at linebacker or will there be seven DBs to defend Oklahoma State’s star running back Joseph Randle?
“Uh, I don’t know,” Mike Stoops said Monday. “That didn’t work so good.”
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