Notebook: Texas A&M sack master Von Miller shut down by Sooners

By David Ubben, Staff Writer Modified: November 15, 2009 at 7:21 am •  Published: November 15, 2009

MENSIK STARTS AT TE, MOVES TO RT

Tight end Eric Mensik made his first start of the season in Saturday's win.

But in the third quarter, Mensik donned a nameless No. 69 jersey and moved to right tackle.

"We don't like to (play Mensik at both positions), but we're in that situation," said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops.

Jarvis Jones and Brody Eldridge both suffered season-ending injuries in last week's loss to Nebraska, dwindling the Oklahoma offensive line depth.

Mensik did not record a catch, but had a Landry Jones pass thrown his way in the end zone in the third quarter.

Mensik has two career catches for 14 yards.

SOONERS STOP MILLER

Texas A&M defensive end/linebacker Von Miller, the nation's sack leader with 15.5 sacks, never got to Oklahoma's quarterback on Saturday, but he didn't get to much of anything in the Aggie loss.

Miller, who entered the game with 39 tackles, finished with just one assisted tackle.

"Last week, outside of penalties, they did a good job," Stoops said. "But tonight they did a good job...these guys protected great."

OWEN FIELD STILL 'HOME OF THE...SOONERS'

Oklahoma fans had no plans to change their national anthem tradition before Saturday's game.

As loud as they have all season, Oklahoma fans still yelled "Sooners" as the final word to the national anthem, replacing the original word, "brave."



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