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Modified: September 29, 2008 at 7:32 am •  Published: September 29, 2008
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Turnover turnaround
TCU entered Saturday's game tied for second nationally in turnover margin at plus-3 per game, giving the ball up just once in four games, while collecting 13 takeaways.

The Sooners trumped that trend.

OU intercepted two passes and recovered two Frog fumbles, while not committing a turnover.

"Ball hawking is something that our whole defense models on,” said cornerback Brian Jackson, responsible for one of the fumble recoveries. "The turnover margin is the biggest key of the game.”

Injury update
Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Sunday that no injury concerns emerged from the TCU game.

"Don't have any reports of anything major,” Stoops said.

Reserve cornerback Jonathan Nelson was on crutches after the game, but that was due to a knee injury suffered during OU's off week. Stoops said he'd be out a "few weeks.”

Gerald McCoy (back) and Trent Williams (ankle) both were forced out against the Frogs but later returned.

Win-win
Against TCU, the Sooners won the coin toss and elected to receive, a decision that had been made in a conference of offensive coaches before the game.

The Sooners promptly marched 74 yards in six plays to a touchdown, giving them TDs on each of their game-opening four possessions this season.

Easy call?

"Each game is different,” said OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "Your kick game. Who you're playing against. The wind. There are factors.

"There could be elements a week from now, three weeks, that are different.”

By John Helsley



Oklahoma's Cory Bennett, left, and and TCU's Giles Montgomery go after a fumble during the first half Saturday. By bryan terry, the oklahoman

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