This is where the Sooners appear to be at a disadvantage.
Defensive Keys To Success Against The Tigers
- Stop the Run – As stated earlier the Tigers have a habit of seeing their rushing attack disappear. The Sooners defense thrives on making opponents one dimensional (see Texas Tech) and if they put the breaks on
, especially with just their defensive line, then that allows them to pin their ears back for Daniel. Washington
- Make the Tackle – I always smirk a little when I put this in every week but it is so vital that we just can’t leave it out.
is the third opponent in a row for the Sooners to have a legitimate homerun threat in their offensive lineup. Miss a tackle on Maclin and he’ll make you pay dearly. The same is true when it comes to Chase Daniel. Just getting to him isn’t enough they have to bring him down. Like we saw with Zac Robinson last week he can become very dangerous when scrambling. Missouri
- Account for Coffman – Maclin is going to draw a ton of attention from the
secondary but tight end Chase Coffman will draw linebacker coverage. OU has the speed to keep up with him but the danger is in losing him on a play action or misdirection. Oklahoma
- Pressure And Contain Daniel –
just keeps coming with their defensive ends. Jeremy Beal and Frank Alexander have been outstanding the last two weeks. They both have the power to bulrush a blocker and the speed to chase down a quarterback. Couple that with pressure up the middle from Gerald McCoy and the Sooners should be able to pressure Daniel to leave the pocket. From there they also have to prevent him from heading up field and turning what should have been a 10 yard loss into a 15 yard gain. Oklahoma