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Mike Stoops OU football
(Mike Allen)
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It’s been a while since I’ve covered the sports beat in comic form, but after the display I saw Saturday afternoon on Owen Field, I had to laugh a bit. OU and OSU football games have — at least in recent years — been high-scoring affairs. And, in recent years, I would attribute that outcome to talented players making big plays on both sides of the ball.

That was not exactly what I saw this year. Both teams moved the ball up and down the field at will, racking up well over 1,000 yards of combined offense. The difference, however, was that this year’s teams just seemed to be running their normal, everyday plays, and everything worked. Put another way, nothing didn’t work.

While Bedlam featured some good offensive players on both teams, to be sure, the offense Saturday seemed far too easy. I don’t want to get into grumpy-old-man territory too much, but I would like to see a return of even mediocre defense being played around these parts. There’s always (hopefully) next season for that.

— Mike Allen


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