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  • #31
    Originally posted by TXBRONC
    I mean no offence but that's not an assurance you or anyone else can make. Also no its not nit-picky its just trying have friendly converstion.

    Ok so many these starters were not involved with those teams. Are telling me that these kids didn't go to OU thinking they would be in a BCS game. Btw who did OU play down the stretch besides Nebraska?
    Tx, OU played THE toughest schedule in all of DIV I football.
    Did you not know this?
    The win/loss record of those 4 teams? 38-5! Which includes 2 losses to TX/USC.

    Yes, they lost 4 games. But NONE of them were stinkers.
    EVERY OU fan KNEW they'd not be as good as they have been. They were breaking in a freshman QB, with an Oline missing arguably one of the best linemen in the nation last year (J Brown), and W Sims, and having to begin with a bunch of freshmen/non-starters.
    Plus, they'd lost their best wr in the history of the team, in mark clayton. Along with numerous others on the D.

    This year has been a testament to the character of everybody associated with OU.

    To see them grow so much, from the first game to the last, has been absolutely amazing.

    OU with a 'letdown'?

    LMAO!

    Not hardly! Every kid on that team will be ELATED to be playing ONE MORE GAME!
    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
    tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
    men."

    -- Samuel Adams

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    • #32
      From ESPN Insider......Scout's Edge

      Oregon Offense vs. Oklahoma Defense
      Oregon lost starting QB Kellen Clemens to a season-ending ankle injury earlier this year but it hasn't missed a beat. Dennis Dixon has done an excellent job of filling in with Brady Leaf seeing some time in relief. Dixon, who is just a sophomore, lacks ideal experience in big games but he has been accurate and he is capable of picking up critical yards with his feet when nothing is available downfield. Leaf hasn't performed as well so there's reason to believe he won't see much time. Both quarterbacks will look to get the ball into the hands of WR Demetrius Williams, who is averaging close to 19 yards per reception.

      Pacific Life Holiday Bowl

      vs.
      Who: Oklahoma vs. Oregon
      When: Dec. 29, 8 ET (ESPN)
      Where:San Diego

      The Ducks will try to take some pressure off their young quarterbacks by establishing an effective running game. However, that's far easier said than done working against an Oklahoma run defense that is giving up average of just 2.8 yards per carry. While RB Terrence Whitehead runs with adequate power and shows good burst though the hole, he has been inconsistent. If Oregon is to keep the Sooners off balance, it's critical that the senior and his offensive line have strong games.

      Oklahoma Offense vs. Oregon Defense
      Redshirt freshman QB Rhett Bomar has the natural ability to develop into an excellent starter and he showed progress late in the season, but he still makes poor decisions at times. That doesn't bode well for Oklahoma because TCU is the only team to record more interceptions than the Ducks who finished the season with 22. As a result, look for the Sooners to show a strong commitment to the run in an effort to keep Oregon's pass rush on its heels and avoid situations with pass-heavy tendencies.

      The good news for Oklahoma fans is RB Adrian Peterson had his best game of the year in the season finale, and he has been impressive in the Sooners' past four games. Look for the Sooners to focus on attacking the perimeter of the Ducks' run defense for three reasons.
      No. 1: DT Haloti Ngata (the Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year). He is a massive interior run stuffer that can regularly hold his ground working against double teams so Oklahoma will look to avoid him by getting outside. No. 2: All Big-12 LT Davin Joseph. Joseph is a powerful drive blocker with enough lateral mobility to seal the edge. No. 3: Peterson, who has the burst to turn the corner quickly and the strength to run over defensive backs once he gets into the open field.

      Special Teams
      Oregon PK Paul Martinez has connected on 19 of his 24 field goal attempts and he has shown that he can get the job done when the game is on the line. P Matt Dragich is averaging 36.9 yards per punt and he has placed six of his 24 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. KOR Jonathan Stewart has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and PR Justin Phinisee has returned a punt for a touchdown. Both are capable of going the distance every time they touch the ball.

      Oklahoma PK Garrett Harley has connected on 13 of his 21 field goal attempts and he has missed two of his last three attempts. P Cody Freeby is averaging 42.8 yards per punt and he has placed twelve of his 64 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line

      Three Key Individual Matchups
      1. Oklahoma LOG Kelvin Chaisson vs. Oregon DT Haloti Ngata
      2. Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson vs. Oregon MLB Blair Phillips
      3. Oregon WR Demetrius Williams vs. Oklahoma DC D.J. Wolfe


      Scouts' Edge
      Inconsistent offensive line play and Bomar's lack of experience are reasons for Oklahoma fans to be concerned. However, a strong defensive effort and a big game from Peterson should give the Sooners the win. Oklahoma's aggressive front seven is capable of slowing Whitehead down and putting Dixon in plenty of situations with pass-heavy tendencies. Dixon has played well but he needs the ground game taking pressure off him to be truly effective. Peterson's ability to get outside against a Ducks' run defense that is giving up an average of four yards per carry will allow Oklahoma to sustain long scoring drives without asking Bomar to do too much. It's also worth mentioning that Oregon feels it should have received a BCS bid, and it could be overconfident heading into this game consequently.

      Prediction: Oklahoma 28, Oregon 24


      GO SOONERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I'm Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead.







      Nebraska's new quarter with the Sooner Schooner running right over the state of Nebraska. A sign of things to come? =)

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      • #33
        Originally posted by TXBRONC
        I mean no offence but that's not an assurance you or anyone else can make. Also no its not nit-picky its just trying have friendly converstion.

        Ok so many these starters were not involved with those teams. Are telling me that these kids didn't go to OU thinking they would be in a BCS game. Btw who did OU play down the stretch besides Nebraska?
        I'd say they weren't flat or disappointed to be there. With the exception of poor tackling at times, I'm really impressed with the way the defense played, especially in the third quarter.
        I'm Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead.







        Nebraska's new quarter with the Sooner Schooner running right over the state of Nebraska. A sign of things to come? =)

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        • #34
          Yeah, the Sooner defense really turned it on in the second half. Though they looked a little sloppy (ok, really sloppy) in the 4th, they were able to pull it out in the end.


          Sig by Snk16, cause he's ****ing awesome like that.

          DENVER BRONCOS...WELCOME TO THE CUTLER ERA!!!

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          • #35
            Originally posted by CR18
            oregon will kill oklahoma
            Ahem......Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Oregon Ducks 17-14 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl.

            And the Broncos play the Chargers in the same field in 41 1/2 hours with at least 30-70% chance of rain come the 1:30pm kickoff on Saturday afternoon.
            :logo: :helmet: :salute: :goz:

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Sevenis7
              UCLA kicked Oklahoma pretty good during the regular season. Oregon is a far better team than UCLA. Add to that, that the Ducks feel snubbed by BCS and now by the oddsmakers. They'll want to prove to people that they deserved better and will win in a cake walk....
              Too bad there weren't any cakes on the field, eh? Like I said, this isn't the same OU team that started off the season so terribly. Very much improved.
              I'm Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead.







              Nebraska's new quarter with the Sooner Schooner running right over the state of Nebraska. A sign of things to come? =)

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              • #37
                Originally posted by mrsolo
                Too bad there weren't any cakes on the field, eh? Like I said, this isn't the same OU team that started off the season so terribly. Very much improved.
                It's always easier to kick a dog when its down.
                I don't know of too many teams that would want to play OU right now.
                They can run. Stop the run. Pass. Attack the qb. And actually slow down the pass.
                "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
                tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
                men."

                -- Samuel Adams

                sigpicJacks RULE!!!!!!

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                • #38
                  i think USC would like to play oklahoma now

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