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Oklahoma football: OU fans headed to Dallas like Sooners' chances

OU FOOTBALL — Fans Jim and Stacey Hatt and Mike Weber were headed to Dallas on Friday and talked to The Oklahoman about their trips and about their expectations for Saturday's OU-Texas game.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 12, 2012

“I still go to all the games, home and away, when I can,” Weber said. “This is my hobby. It's all I save for and I use all of my vacation time to follow OU football.”

Weber's parents live in Lawton but instead of going south to Wichita Falls, Texas, before taking the highway to Dallas, he and his friend cut over to I-35 for the longer journey.

“We wanted to be part of the group of fans driving down for the game,” Weber said. “It's all part of what makes this the experience that it is.

“I love everything about it — the whole atmosphere — everything.”

Weber expects a tight game.

“I think it's probably going to be closer than I want it to be,” he said. “But I think we'll be able to run on them and it'll be a lower-scoring game and OU will get a turnover or something and win it late.”

Like Stacey Hatt, Weber likes what he's seen from the defense so far, especially in last week's win over Texas Tech.

“I absolutely think that's going to be a difference maker,” Weber said. “The DBs are contesting the ball way more this year. Before, they'd let them catch it and then make the tackle. I'll take a couple of pass interference penalties if it means playing defense like that.”

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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