Oklahoma football: Sooners' two strategies vs. Baylor? Keep up or keep away

by Jason Kersey Published: November 2, 2013
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photo - Baylor's Lache Seastrunk (25) races past the Oklahoma defense during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Baylor University Bears (BU) at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman.
Baylor's Lache Seastrunk (25) races past the Oklahoma defense during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Baylor University Bears (BU) at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman.

That’s exactly what Kansas State did against Baylor, and it nearly worked. The Wildcats ran 80 plays, gained 327 yards rushing and nearly doubled Baylor in time of possession.

Kansas State held the ball for more than 12 minutes in the third quarter and emerged with a four-point lead.

If Oklahoma chooses to do likewise it will do so without senior fullback Trey Millard, the team’s best blocker who tore his ACL in the Texas Tech win.

“Trey going down is detrimental to our offense," Clay said."It’s a big void to fill, but I think Brannon Green and Aaron Ripkowski are gonna do a great job filling that void and we’ll be fine.”

As Bob Stoops pointed out, the Sooners controled the clock last week without Millard. Oklahoma’s 12-play, 53-yard drive lasted nearly six minutes of the fourth quarter, forcing Tech to use its timeouts.

“I was really excited to see us do that again late in the game,” Stoops said.

 

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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