Tigers defensive end Stryker Saluk leads the team in sacks with 8.5 but
The Sooners are 12 rushing yards away from history! While I’m confident that the 12 yards will come I’m not so sure about DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown’s average of 202.4 yards per game. OU has the nation’s 21st ranked rushing attack but the Tigers bring a very respectable rush defense to the table that is ranked 24th in the country. Allowing only 119.4 yards per game
Offensive Keys To Victory Against
- Throw the Football – Without trying to sound arrogant, cocky or conceited
Missourishouldn’t be able to keep up with ’s passing game. If they can’t cover Oklahoma how in the world are they going to cover Gresham, Iglesias, Johnson and Broyles? There are too many weapons at Kansas Bradford’s disposal and the Tigers have absolutely no track record for stopping anyone through the air this season.
- Pound the Ball – Use the dynamic duo of Brown and Murray to wear down the Tigers defense. We shouldn’t get frustrated if the run game isn’t working early and
certainly shouldn’t move away from it as the game wears on. Because of the aforementioned success the Tigers have had against the run they are going to have some good plays against Oklahoma ’s rushing attack but running the ball will keep the defense honest. As we’ve said just about every week of the season, "the better the run game is working the more success they’ll have through the air." Oklahoma
- Dominate Up Front –
’s offensive line now features four All-Big 12 selections and they need to go out and prove their merit tonight by manhandling the Tigers defensive line. Keep the pressure off Oklahoma Bradford, let him work his magic and then pave the way for a 100-plus yard rushing night.
Attack the Blitz! – The pattern this season has been when
blitzes opponents get big gains. The Sooners must recognize the blitz and then take advantage of it. Continued success at this will make the Tigers want to do it less and then Missouri Bradfordwill be able to just sit back and pick the defense apart.