Loss of three defensive starters changed Sooners' game

by Ryan Aber Modified: October 23, 2011 at 9:32 am •  Published: October 23, 2011

On the second play, Seth Doege hit Eric Ward for a 48-yard pass Lynn’s direction. After that play, Aaron Colvin moved from safety to cornerback while Sam Proctor entered the game at safety.

“The thing we noticed about Oklahoma was that they had not seen a passing team all year,” Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “They have seen some teams that have run the ball and that is all. ...

“It was not easy by any stretch of the imagination but it was a game that we thought we had a good opportunity if we just stayed in till the fourth quarter.’ By the end of the game, Texas Tech had put up 572 yards of total offense--452 through the air.

“The offense put up 38 points,” Colvin said. “No matter how you guys think they played, they put up 38 points. Their offense put up 41 points and that’s unacceptable.” Walker had an injury to his left thumb while Wort was still suffering from effects of a concussion suffered last week against Kansas.

Nothing about Tech’s offense surprised the Sooners, Stoops said.

“They ran the plays that they run over and over,” Stoops said. “They ran them better than we covered them.”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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