Honestly, Oklahoma's defense gave us more headache and heartache in 2014 than they did to cheer and boast about. That doesn't mean there weren't moments of celebration or some bright spots on the defense though. Cornerback Zack Sanchez has provided Oklahoma fans with moments of elation for two seasons now but in 2014 he began to make his mark on special teams as well.
In the 2014 season opener the Sooners held a 14-0 lead over Louisiana Tech during the late minutes of the first quarter. The Bulldogs were driving though and their six-play offensive possession had stalled out at the Oklahoma thirty-four yard line. Tech's Jonathan Barnes lined up for a 51-yard field goal attempt, and then Zack Sanchez happened.
The Sooners took possession at the Louisiana Tech 42 yard line and needed only seven plays until Keith Ford found the end zone, on a five-yard run, to make the score 21-0. That offensive possession also marked the first time that Oklahoma fans saw Samaje Perine. The 2014 Freshman All-American carried the ball four times for thirteen yards to start the drive.
The Sooners beat Louisiana Tech 48-16.