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Oklahoma football notebook: Blake Bell tells Landry Jones 'Thanks'

Sooner backup quarterback Blake Bell says when he comes off the field, he usually goes straight to starter Landry Jones and thanks him for getting the Sooners to that point.
by Jason Kersey Published: October 14, 2012

This comes against a Texas offensive unit that entered the Red River Rivalry sixth in the country in scoring offense. The Longhorns had busted 11 offensive plays for 40 or more yards before Saturday.

Texas did score on a late 44-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Case McCoy to Mike Davis, but it came with under five minutes left in the game and the Longhorns losing 56-8.

In a conference with so much offense and — seemingly — so little defense, what have the Sooners done to buck the trend?

“I'm excited about the way we're playing and I want to keep it up,” said junior middle linebacker Tom Wort. “The confidence and swagger we had going into today, we need that every game. If we have that confidence coupled with the way we prepared the last two weeks, I don't think we'll be giving up too many points.”

QUOTABLE

Junior center Gabe Ikard, on fullback Trey Millard's big Red River game:

“People are always begging for him to get the ball, and lo and behold, we gave him the ball.”

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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