NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooners sure didn't sound like a defense that had just held one of the nation's top offenses under its average.
A solid defensive performance helped Oklahoma defeat Baylor 42-34 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday. And yet the Sooners' words after the game were layered with disappointment instead of filled with accomplishment.
Baylor entered the game as the nation's top-ranked offense in total yards and passing yards, yet the No. 12 Sooners held the Bears to 424 yards -- 157 yards less than their 581-yard average, including just 172 passing yards.
Nonetheless, disgust over the 252 rushing yards racked up by the Bears was the overriding message from Sooners defenders.
"We gave up too many rushing yards," defensive end David King said. "And most of that is from [poor] tackling, and we didn't get any turnovers."
With Oklahoma State and West Virginia on the horizon, the Sooners know they cannot allow big rushing numbers like they did against the Bears. If they do, their hopes of a 11-2 regular-season record and potential BCS berth could go right out the window to the delight of BCS hopefuls from coast to coast.
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