Junior safety Tony Jefferson finished Saturday's rout of Kansas with a team-high 11 tackles, and eight of them came in the first quarter alone.
For the season, Jefferson is Oklahoma's tackles leader with 48; the next-highest Sooner tackler, fellow safety Javon Harris, has 34.
In defensive coordinator Mike Stoops' scheme, most tackles are funneled to the secondary. Three of OU's top four tacklers so far this season are defensive backs.
“The sky is the limit for how our secondary plays,” Jefferson said. “We are a close group, and we're playing together really well right now.”
Senior defensive tackle Casey Walker, on playing big games like next weekend's against Notre Dame:
“You can be the best in the country, just running over everybody, but if you don't get a chance, how do you know how good you actually are? I'm excited for the game.”