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Bedlam wrestling: John Smith said Cowboys struggled in areas despite win

BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: December 11, 2011

OSU improved to 3-0 on the dual season with Sunday's decisive win over OU, but Cowboys coach John Smith thought going in that the dual would be much closer.

The bonus points OSU earned in three matches gave the Cowboys a comfortable margin.

“I thought there could be some battle matches,” Smith said. “They have a lot of guys in the middle of the road that are pretty competitive.

“If you would've told me that we were going to win it 25-13, I probably thought it was a good match on our part. After watching it and being exposed to a couple of areas, especially down wrestling, we just really struggled.”


Jordan Oliver's victory Sunday was his third first period fall of the season.

“I'm just trying to get out there and get bonus points for the team,” said Oliver, who improved to 3-0 on the season for OSU. “I want to put points on the board and make guys wrestle, not letting them just stand around.”


Oklahoma coach Mark Cody thought the OSU fans took it easy on him Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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