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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

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.

The interception was more than just a stopping of momentum for the Red Raiders, more than a good defensive read, more than a three-star corner making a play. It was revenge.

Colvin called the game a must-win. And he wasn't talking about the Sooners possibly starting 0-2 in conference play.

It was more about hearing Oklahoma fans ask what had happened to the Sooners' defense.

It was about disrespect from what Texas Tech did to Oklahoma in 2011.

“We pride ourselves on playing hard every play, and not letting the same result happen that happened last year,” Colvin said. “We got kind of disrespected in our own house.”

After Saturday night's victory, Colvin ranks third in total tackles for the Sooners this season. He's one of two with interceptions along with Javon Harris and he's the first this season invited into a post-game press conference to sit side-by-side with quarterback Landry Jones. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called him “special” and “a real player."

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