Lewis Baker gets a little more excited during a week of practice like this one.
Nic Harris, too.
When you only get to play defense in passing situations, it's easy to get fired up to play Texas Tech. Against the Red Raiders, every down is a passing situation.
"I love it," said Harris, Oklahoma's fifth defensive back.
Oklahoma will often have five or six defensive backs on the field Saturday, which is much the same way it defended Missouri two weeks ago.
That was a special day for Baker. He was on the field for 32 snaps and had a team-high nine tackles, along with one pass break-up.
"I'll definitely be part of the package this week. Hopefully I'll make some plays," said Baker, who is a linebacker in a strong safety's body.
And at times he plays like both.
"I'm kind of a hybrid," he said. "I feel it fits me.
"It puts me in a lot of positions to make plays. I've just got to be ready to make a play when I'm out there. I get limited reps, so I've just got to be ready to go."
While the look of the defense will be similar to what it was at Missouri, the quarterback it faces is much different.
Missouri's Chase Daniel was often a threat to run the ball. Texas Tech's Graham Harrell isn't usually looking to take off, but he's a much better passer — especially in the last three weeks.
He responded to a 30-6 loss to Colorado on Oct. 14 with 1,370 yards in the next three games, including a near-upset of Texas.