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OU Sooners Defense

The Oklahoma Sooners have one of the top defenses in the country this year and it is lead by Eric Striker. Striker is the defensive hybrid of all hybrids. At 6' tall and 220 lbs he is the size of a strong saftey but playing at the linebacker position. He has the speed and agility to cover anybody on the field but also the quickness and strength to rush the passer like a defensive end. So far in 2014 no team that OU has face has found an answer to stopping Mr. Striker. Although Striker is the one who gets all the talk, his efforts wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the rest of the OU front seven. The Sooners are stacked with size and talent in their 4-3 front. It would be easy for a team to just put two guys on Striker every down if they could, but they can't. As soon as they try that somebody else takes over, plus that still isn't a guarantee to stop the OU phenom.

The Texas Longhorns have a very dismantled offensive line that will need to find an answer to the OU 3-4. They managed to do it in 2013 but a crucial injury early in the game put the OU defense into disarray the entire game. This year should be a much different story as the Sooners are into their second year with this 3-4 scheme and much more depth.

OU vs Texas 2014 Red River Rivalry

In the last 16 matchups of the Red River Rivalry, 13 have been between ranked teams. Of those 13 ranked battles, four have come while OU and Texas were both ranked in the top 5. This year at #3, the OU Sooners are fighting for a playoff spot while the struggling Longhorns are playing for pride as they rebuild.

For the first time in Bob Stoops' tenure at OU, the Texas Longhorns are under a new regime. Charlie Strong was hired to replace Mack Brown and he has been cleaning house since he took over in the Spring. So far there are many doubts surrounding Coach Strong and his methods but the Longhorns will need to give him a few years before they can expect a shot at the college football playoffs.

OU's title chances are still intact as of week 4, but their offense needs to start living up to its expectations. At times they have shown that they might be unstoppable like the ones lead by Jason White and Sam Bradford, but against defenses with some talent they have been very inconsistent. The Texas defense will have speed, size and talent so if the Sooners don't move the ball it could be a very long day as it was in the 2013 meeting.

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