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Oklahoma football: Aaron Colvin, Sooners defense step up in victory

Aaron Colvin felt like he had to make a big play against Texas Tech. And he did just that when he leaped into the air and snagged his first-career interception during Oklahoma's 41-20 defeat of Texas Tech.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM, Staff Writer, skuzydym@opubco.com Published: October 6, 2012

/articleid/3716666/1/pictures/1851502">Photo - Oklahoma's Javon Harris (30) and Aaron Colvin (14) break up a pass intended for Texas Tech's Eric Ward (18) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Texas Tech University at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Oklahoma won 41-20. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Javon Harris (30) and Aaron Colvin (14) break up a pass intended for Texas Tech's Eric Ward (18) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Texas Tech University at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Oklahoma won 41-20. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“He's one of the best corners I've coached,” Stoops said. “I believe in the long run from now through whenever he leaves, he's going to show that.”

Colvin's performance wasn't the only good part of Oklahoma's defensive performance against the Red Raiders. The Soonder blitzed and blitzed, recording two quarterback hurries, two interceptions and two sacks. Defensive captain David King was pleased with the control they had of play, other than the opening drive and when their “twos” came in and gave up a touchdown. Bob Stoops called the defense's play effective.

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops called it complete.

“Our players knew what we had to do, and you can tell we had a different edge and attitude,” Mike Stoops said. “That comes back to a year ago, when we let our guard down and didn't play nearly well enough to be a team that's as good as Texas Tech.”

“We always want to build on momentum,” Colvin said. “This was a stepping stone.”

Next stone to step on: the Texas Longhorns.


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