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No. 12 Oklahoma's defense struggling during Big 12 play


October 8, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For a while, it seemed that Oklahoma had cured its defensive ills and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was off the hot seat.

The Sooners blew through the non-conference schedule, highlighted by a 31-16 win at No. 2 Ohio State. Oklahoma ranked among the national leaders in scoring and total defense heading into the Big 12 slate.

Two games into the conference schedule, all the old questions are back. The Sooners escaped struggling Baylor with a 49-41 win, then fell apart in the second half of a 38-31 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The 12th-ranked Sooners hope to get b...

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