October Win Has Sooners Feeling Confident Against No. 1 Missouri


Monday, November 26th 2007, 7:36 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Defensive coordinator Brent Venables opened a folder with notes about the last time Oklahoma faced Missouri, and three words jumped off the page: Must tackle better.

The No. 9 Sooners meet the top-ranked Tigers in this week's Big 12 championship game. And there's plenty of preparing to do to get ready for the Chase Daniel-led offense that ranks fifth in the nation in total offense and sixth in scoring.

OU prepares for the game with an air of confidence, though, as the only team that's been able to knock off Missouri this season.

Oklahoma capitalized on two fourth-quarter turnovers to score 18 straight points in a 41-31 victory in Norman in mid-October. The Tigers have won six in a row since then, including a 36-28 decision over then-No. 2 Kansas on Saturday.