The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Sports

October 12, 2008

OU doesn't dwell on loss

DALLAS — Sobering thought for Oklahoma after the previously No. 1-ranked Sooners lost to archrival Texas 45-35 Saturday.

The Sooners have never won a national championship in a season in which they have lost to the Longhorns.

That was the least of OU’s worries during an afternoon in which the Sooners lost middle linebacker Ryan Reynolds, gave up a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and rushed for only 48 yards.

The Sooners host once-beaten Kansas Saturday.

“We can’t worry about the national championship or Big 12 championship,’’ said OU defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. “We have to get ready for Kansas.’’

The Sooners have not lost back-to-back regular season games in coach Bob Stoops’ 10 seasons.

“We can’t get down on ourselves,’’ McCoy said. “We have a long season ahead of us. A great team like Kansas is coming to our house. We have to defend it.’’

The Sooners did win the Big 12 championship the last time they lost to Texas. The Longhorns put OU in that position by being upset by Kansas State and Texas A&M.;

OU must hope now it can win out (Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas A&M;, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State) and hopes Texas loses twice — something which could happen with the rest of the slate that includes Missouri, OSU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas and Texas A&M;, which has back-to-back wins over UT.

“We will bounce back,’’ said OU center Jon Cooper. “This will determine what kind of character we have. You never know what the other teams are going to do. We don’t control our destiny right now. We hope the other teams can help us out.’’

“We just have to get our heads up,’’ McCoy said. “Penalties and breakdowns hurt us. We just have to go out and fix it.’’

Text Only
Sports
  • Moving In? Indoor football coming back to Enid?

    Oklahoma City businessman Antwone Taulton and Enid Enforcers manager Mark Timberlake are in the early stages of a plan they hope will see the return of arena football in 2015 to Enid after an absence of more than 10 years. And if things progress as one league executive expects, an official announcement could be forthcoming in the near future.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Morris Claiborne Claiborne wants to prove worth to Dallas

    Morris Claiborne had already told reporters he was ready to prove he was worthy of Dallas’ dramatic move up the draft board to get him with the sixth overall pick in 2012. He didn’t waste any time showing some urgency.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tim Tebow NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Attorney: OU's Mixon acted in self defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon said the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 29, 2014

  • OSU no longer faces APR restrictions

    NCAA officials say Oklahoma State’s football program no longer faces restrictions for the upcoming school year because its Academic Progress Rate has been amended.

    July 29, 2014

  • Radio-TV for 7-30-14

    July 29, 2014

  • Jeff Mullin mug 2012.jpg Rice's punishment hardly fit the crime

    Two games, just over 12 percent of the 16-game regular season. Two games for hitting a woman hard enough to knock her out cold.
    Rice said Monday he will not appeal his suspension, which could wind up costing him $529,411 in fines and salary. And why wouldn’t he? He must feel like he got off scot-free.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SamBradfordpicturejpeg Bradford used to being at 'career crossroads'

    It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.
    Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he’s supposedly at a career crossroads.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • TU wins C-USA academic honor

    The University of Tulsa earned the 2013-14 Conference USA Institutional Excellence award by posting the highest grade point average during the 2013-14 academic year for all student athletes in conference-sponsored athletes, the school announced on Monday.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hixon added to West All-State football team

    July 28, 2014

Click here for NASCAR headlines
Sports Photos


Enid News & Eagle sports photos from the month of February 2014. Enjoy all the ENE photos with full access at http://enidnews.smugmug.com.