Oklahoma football: Blake Bell leads No. 14 Sooners to 35-21 win over Notre Dame

Sports Published: Sat, Sep 28, 2013

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blake Bell threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter and No. 14 Oklahoma jumped to a two-touchdown lead in the opening 3 minutes and beat No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21 on...

Sooners' running backs able to make up for 'disrespectful' showing in '12

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Senior running back Damien Williams was Oklahoma's top running back last season, but has gotten off to a slower start in 2013.

He was suspended for the Sooners' home win over Tulsa two weeks ago, but returned to action against Notre Dame on Saturday, rushing for 42 yards on nine carries, which included an 11-yard touchdown early in the first quarter.

Williams spoke with The Oklahoman after OU beat the Irish 35-21 inside Notre Dame Stadium.

Q: A lot was made about you guys only rushing for 15 yards against this team last year. How different did today feel?

As a running back, (last year's performance) is disrespectful to me. We want to go out there and run the ball, so that's what we have to do.

Coverage of the OU-Notre Dame game

  • Oklahoma football: Lots of high marks for great OU performance, great atmosphere

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Sep 28, 2013

    The Sooners played mostly fantastic Saturday, but some areas need work, and the grades reflect it. But that's good news, too, for OU, that it could win so decisively without a pristine performance. PASS RUSH: A The Sooners ended up with only one sack, shared by Jordan Phillips and Corey...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners' offensive line, running backs make up for dismal performance last season

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Sep 28, 2013

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In a hallway just off the famed tunnel at Notre Dame Stadium, Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard smiled wide Saturday night. Not only did the Sooners beat Notre Dame 35-21, avenging last season's Irish win in Norman, Oklahoma's offensive line also made up for a performance that was...

  • Oklahoma football: What they're saying about the Sooners' win over Notre Dame

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Sep 28, 2013

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Oklahoma won 35-21 at Notre Dame on Saturday, improving their season record to 4-0 entering next weekend's conference game against TCU at home. Here's what OU and Notre Dame players and coaches had to say after the Sooners' win. * Senior cornerback Aaron Colvin, on moving...

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