Oklahoma football notebook: Frank Shannon practicing, will play against Baylor

Oklahoma sophomore linebacker Frank Shannon was a full participant in practice Saturday and will play in the Sooners' game Thursday night against Baylor, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 2, 2013

Baylor is averaging about 79 offensive snaps per game, and has only hit the 90-play mark twice this season — in wins over West Virginia and Iowa State.

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Baylor's passing attack gets most of the attention, but junior running back Lache Seastrunk is one of the Bears' most dangerous offensive weapons.

He's rushed for 869 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Last year against Oklahoma, he picked up 91 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

“They space you out so far, and then they have such a great running back, when he gets the ball with any kind of space, he's strong to run through you,” Bob Stoops said. “He's fast to run by you or around you. So, you know, that's a big part of the challenge is being able to be in position to tackle him and to have your feet and hips in position to tackle him.”

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Junior safety Quentin Hayes, asked if Baylor's offense presents an exciting challenge:

“It's gonna be a fun day. That's how I look at it.”

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by Ryan Aber
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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