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.”
OLIVER DOMINATES AGAIN
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.”
NO EARFUL FOR CODY
Oklahoma coach Mark Cody thought the OSU fans took it easy on him Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Cody was an assistant wrestling coach at OSU in 1986-87 and again from 2000 to 2002.
“I really didn't hear anything from them,” Cody said. “I can remember being on the other side and hearing a lot of the fans yelling at the other coaches and the OU coaches. I used to get a kick out of it, actually.”
NEW JOB AND A NEW BABY
Cody was tired going into Sunday's dual. His wife delivered their fourth son three days ago.
“I've been up the last 48 hours,” he said.
The new Sooner wrestling boss named his new son Norman.
Smith coaches three of his nephews at OSU:
Sophomore Chris Perry, who scored a 7-1 decision over OU's Erich Schmidtke on Sunday, is the son of Smith's sister, Cathy.
Zach and Matt White, who were not in the starting lineup Sunday, are the sons of Smith's sister, Mary Ann.
The Sooners have two weeks off before traveling to Chicago to compete in the Midlands Championships Dec 29-30.
The Cowboys travel to Reno on Sunday to compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions.
OSU is then idle until Dec. 30 when they travel to Boise State for a dual.