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OU football notebook: Sooners quiet road talk

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: November 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm •  Published: November 21, 2010

Did OU players feel they had something to prove after the media stressed the Sooners had lost two consecutive road games, four consecutive Big 12 road games?

“You could say a little more locked in,” said defensive end Jeremy Beal. “On the road, you have to play great defense.”

Coach Bob Stoops said: “We just did what we usually do. It was just about playing like we're capable of. You guys' story lines aren't in our locker rooms and in our meetings. We know how we can play.

“All these other teams those other years have nothing to do with what we're doing this year. We had an opportunity to give ourselves a chance to stay in the championship hunt, and that's what we did.”

A SHOT AT ANOTHER TITLE

The Sooners have won the South division seven times and have won six Big 12 titles.

“We feel real good after this win,” said receiver Ryan Broyles. “We were clicking on all cylinders. We're looking forward to the challenge.”

GAMEDAY NUMBERS

ESPN's College Game Day crew will be in the Stillwater for Saturday's game, the 25th time an OU game has been featured. The Sooners rank third nationally for GameDay appearances behind Florida (32) and Ohio State (28). OU is 16-8 when GameDay is in town.

MORE BROYLES RECORDS

Broyles compiled his ninth 100-yard game this season, the 16th of his career, surpassing Mark Clayton for two more school records. Broyles has hauled in at least eight receptions in every game this season and 10 or more catches five times.


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