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Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops: No challenge to score rushing TD issued

by Jason Kersey Published: October 25, 2012

The Sooners lost senior starters Ben Habern and Tyler Evans around the beginning of fall camp, and then reserve guard Nila Kasitati tore his ACL in OU's Oct. 6 win at Texas Tech.

“I think we've come together pretty well,” said senior tackle Lane Johnson. “It's been tough on us; we don't have a lot of depth.

“It's caused us to come together as a unit. We go out there and practice, give it our all. We're pretty much like family.”


The NCAA released its latest Graduation Success Rate figures Thursday, and, according to the numbers, 47 percent of Oklahoma's football players who entered college from 2002-05 graduated within the NCAA's six-year window.

The rate is lowest among teams currently ranked in the coaches' top-25 poll, according to a USA Today study.

Notre Dame's GSR was 97 percent. The Fighting Irish and Sooners play Saturday in Norman.

OU's men's basketball team was reported with a 71 percent GSR, and the women had 100 percent.


Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, on Oklahoma's recent offensive production: “If you look at Oklahoma in the last few weeks, just putting up so many points, you're not going to win those games.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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