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Sooners and Buckeyes gear up for slobberknocker in trenches


September 8, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's game against Oklahoma on Saturday will feature two potential Heisman Trophy candidates in quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Baker Mayfield.

The marquee battle will likely be in the trenches when the Sooners have the ball.

Oklahoma returned all five starters on the offensive line from last season's 11-2 team that ranked second in the nation in total offense — including massive tackle Orlando Brown, the reigning Big 12 offensive lineman of the year. The unit led the conference in fewest sacks allowed. Brown, protecting Mayfield's blind side, allowed just one...

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