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Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops, Eric Striker ready for Baylor

Linebacker Eric Striker said he'd been waiting for the game against Baylor. The Sooners will play in Waco, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 7.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 27, 2013


photo - Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) tackles quarterback Davis Webb (7) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) tackles quarterback Davis Webb (7) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

After Saturday's 38-30 win over Texas Tech, Sooners coach Bob Stoops tried to act like the game against an undefeated Red Raiders team and the next against undefeated Baylor were just like any other.

“Same with next week, same with the week after that,” Stoops said when asked if the game was a turning-point. “When you're at Oklahoma and lose a game …”

Then, though, Stoops admitted that the games were a big stretch for his team.

“Yeah, it is,” Stoops said. “But did I go into the week knowing that? I may look dumb but I'm not.”

Linebacker Eric Striker said he'd been waiting for the game against Baylor. The Sooners will play in Waco, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 7.

“I've been keeping that game in the back of my mind for a long time,” Striker said. “I can't wait to get out there.”

BELL WELL-PROTECTED

After giving up eight sacks over the past three games, the Sooners did not allow Blake Bell to be sacked against Texas Tech.

“The O-line, I was really excited,” Stoops said. “We go through a game with 277 rushing and no sacks. They did a great job along with Aaron Ripkowski and (Trey) Millard.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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