Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners' defensive tackle Torrea Peterson suspended

by Ryan Aber Published: October 19, 2013


The tight end hasn't played much of a factor in Oklahoma's offense since the offensive shift last season mostly left tight ends off the field.

Saturday, though, the Sooners ran plenty of double tight-end sets, usually with Trey Millard and Aaron Ripkowski.

“That was a really good set for us today,” co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “It helped us in a couple play-action passes that didn't work out, but we were really efficient running the football on the edge.”


Lacoltan Bester's touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard was the first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback since Mark Bradley threw a 17-yard scoring pass to Mark Clayton in the 2003 Bedlam game.

Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said he'd seen Shepard make similar throws before but never Bester.

“That was the best ball he's thrown,” Norvell said. “We've been practicing that for months.

“It was a great ball, I thought it was a good call by Heup and Shep sold it really well. The corner was playing him and then Shep kind of settled down and then he took off. I thought the kids really did a great job of executing that play.”


After Oklahoma scored its first touchdown of the game to cut the deficit to seven midway through the second, the Jayhawks mixed things up at quarterback.

Kansas brought on freshman Montell Cozart for the first time this season.

Cozart, a dual-threat, finished with three carries for eight yards and didn't attempt a pass.

The Jayhawks were rolling offensively when Cozart came in, with 165 total yards. After Cozart came on, the Jayhawks had just 36 yards of total offense.


Stoops moved to within two wins of tying Barry Switzer for the most wins in school history. … The Sooners have won 21 consecutive games following a regular-season loss, dating back to 2004. … Sooners linebackers coach Tim Kish was on crutches for the game and spent the first half of the game in the press box before coaching from the sidelines after half. … Oklahoma dropped several possible interceptions, including one by Zack Sanchez early in the game and another by Dominique Alexander early in the fourth. … Wide receiver Durron Neal made his first career start. … Sophomore linebacker Eric Striker picked up his first career sack on Kansas' second drive. Tapper had Oklahoma's other two sacks. … Wade blocked an extra point for the second consecutive week. … Jaz Reynolds' TD catch was his first since 2011 against Texas A&M.

by Ryan Aber
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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