"One fear playing a team like that is you might lose guys for the year in a senseless way," Venables said. "They're going to mow you down every single play. They don't try to knock you off the ball. It's all angle, position blocking ... This wasn't a game where you wanted Adrian getting in a high/low position."
SEVERAL SOONERS RANK HIGH
Ryan Broyles ranks second nationally in receptions (31), fourth in receiving yards per game (127.3). ... Punter Tress Way is second nationally, averaging 48.7 yards per punt. ... DeMarco Murray ranks fifth with seven TDs, 13th in rushing (123.0 yards a game) ... Landry Jones is 15th in passing yards (283.7) but ranks 47th in passing efficiency.