OU Focuses On Avoiding Turnovers Against Notre Dame
Sooner4OU Commnetary: This game is rapidly becoming a bell-weather for both teams as they both have higher BCS aspirations. It will be interesting to see how the first quarter unfolds and to see how each coaching staff slowly reveals their gameplans in trying to take advantage of each other’s tendencies and weakenesses. It should be a masterful game of turf filled chess, with huge stakes hanging in the balance. I still believe this is an OU win if they can stay away from the turnover bug. What do you think?
Article Excerpt: Bob Stoops was asked many different ways during the week to break down Saturday’s Notre Dame-Oklahoma football game.
The Sooners coach pointed out one simple thing to watch for in the battle between college football heavyweights.
“Turnovers are always a major issue in any game, let alone when you have two teams in the top 10,” Stoops said. “They’re a factor. They were a factor earlier in the season with us.
“We’ve got to do a good job taking care of the ball. To me, it’s the biggest factor in games like this.”
Oklahoma has done a solid job in its past three games. OU has forced nine turnovers (three each against Texas Tech, Texas and Kansas) while the offense has only given up the ball once.
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