OU looking closely at OSU's double threat

Wednesday, October 29th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- Oklahoma's had problems slowing down Oklahoma State's prolific pass-catch combo of Josh Fields and Rashaun Woods the past two seasons.

Now, the Sooners have to worry about Tatum Bell, too.

Bell has emerged as the nation's second-leading rusher. And he gives the top-ranked Sooners yet another reason to fret as they prepare for Saturday's intrastate showdown against 14th-ranked Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State has had its way with the Sooners' vaunted defense for the past two years.

In 2001, Fields and Woods hooked up for eight receptions for 129 yards and the game-winning score in Oklahoma State's 16-to-13 upset win.

Last year, the duo connected for three touchdowns and a school-record 226 yards on 12 catches as the Cowboys led throughout in a 38-to-28 romp.