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True freshman defensive end Matt Dimon made the biggest play of his young college career in Saturday's 34-19 win over Kansas.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 20, 2013

But even with the improvement, the Sooners still have some work to do in defending the run.

“We're not fitting and positioning the run game the way it needs to be positioned,” Stoops said. “When you don't position right, they're gonna get yards. It's what's not good with us right now. They're creating these unbalanced formations and there's some movement that has to take place within your defense to get guys in position and we're not in position.”

SHEPARD JUKES HIS WAY TO TD

Sophomore wide receiver Sterling Shepard scored a flashy 49-yard touchdown earlier in the game, but his 10-yard touchdown catch from Blake Bell early in the third quarter was just as impressive.

After catching the ball near the sideline, Shepard moved outside, then inside, then back outside again before getting the block he needed to spring free for the score.

“I did (take a lot of time) but I remember he was going to block it inside so that's what I did — just tried to get back out,” Shepard said. “I like when we spit those little quick-game passes and get everything going.”

BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY

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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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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