OU football's defense highlighted


Wednesday, November 19th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Norman-AP) -- This is a statistic borne of discipline and executed with dominance: Oklahoma's defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in three games.

It'll be even more impressive if the Sooners' top-rated defense can continue that streak against Texas Tech, which boasts the nation's most prolific offense by more than 80 yards.

The Red Raiders are led by quarterback B.J. Symons, who needs just 83 more passing yards to break the N-C-A-A's single-season record of five-thousand-188 yards set by B-Y-U's Ty Detmer in 1990.

Symons has already set the school and Big 12 records for touchdown passes with 47 this season, erasing marks set by his predecessor, Kliff Kingsbury, last year.

Symons will continue his rewrite of the record book Saturday against Oklahoma (11-0, 7-0 Big 12), which tops the country in total defense and is also first against the pass.