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Sooners motto "Faith, Fight, Finish" carries them from National Title Loss to Champions

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: June 5, 2013
Oklahoma players raise the NCAA Championship trophy after winning the WCWS Final by defeatingTennessee 4-0 on June 4, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma players raise the NCAA Championship trophy after winning the WCWS Final by defeatingTennessee 4-0 on June 4, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

“We absolutely give God the glory in this victory” – Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso after winning the 2013 national title

They wore their motto on their shirts many practices this season: Faith, Fight, Finish.

Months after losing the national title to Alabama in the final game of the National Championship series, Oklahoma turned to those three words in times of trial and tribulation.

From the second they watched Alabama dogpile at their feet and throughout a 57-4 National Title season, the Sooners played for that motto.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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