Venables nitpicks three Baylor drives

By Jake Trotter and John Rohde Published: October 5, 2008
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WACO, Texas — Oklahoma's defense dominated throughout its 49-17 win over Baylor, yet defensive coordinator Brent Venables was disappointed about the Bears' three scoring drives, especially the first one.

Baylor's first score came in the second quarter, which was ignited by quarterback Robert Griffin's dazzling 36-yard run on third-and-12.

After Griffin stepped out of bounds, safety Nic Harris drilled him and was flagged for a 15-yard personal foul, which put the ball at the OU 19. 

The Sooners forced Baylor into fourth-and-6, but a pass interference call on fourth down by Lendy Holmes gave the Bears first-and-goal.

Griffin took the ball over the goal line two plays later.

“I'm pleased with our guys, outside of three drives. I'm displeased with three drives,” Venables said. “I thought our guys came back and played with a little bit more purpose, a little bit more physical in the second half, but those three drives kind of bothered you a little bit. I felt we weren't as physical, didn't play with a sense of desperation or an attitude."

Venables was also displeased the defense didn't force a turnover against Baylor.


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