Oklahoma Sooners Football: This Oklahoma defense might be good enough after all

By Seth Oliveras

The Oklahoma defense blanked TCU in three of the four quarters en route to a conference title.

All season long, the Oklahoma Sooners have had to answer questions for their defensive shortcomings. Whether those questions have been about poor tackling, routinely giving up big plays, or not forcing enough turnovers, no matter what the most unstoppable offense in the country continues to do, the conversation surrounding the Sooners’ CFP-worthiness always seemed to find its way back to the defense.

Starting the game out like this helps shift the discussion and builds confidence on the defensive side of the ball:

Oklahoma vs. TCU: The Touchdowns. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/FonVVChMb1

— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) December 2, 2017

In an unexpected development, Oklahoma’s defense set the tone for the game on TCU’s first play. Amani Bledsoe wrapped up Kyle Hicks and Kenneth Murray swooped in to knock the ball loose. With a roaming Caleb Kelly still engaged in the play, he found himself in prime position for one of the only defensive touchdowns on the season for the Sooners. The mostly Crimson crowd was electrified, and TCU was stunned.

There were several offensive plays that felt like daggers in …read more

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