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No. 5 Oklahoma's explosive offense carries shaky defense


November 28, 2018

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's offense is statistically one of the best in college football history.

It still might not be good enough to get the Sooners a Big 12 title or a slot in the College Football Playoff.

Coach Lincoln Riley's team leads the nation in total offense and scoring offense. The Sooners average 8.9 yards per play, ahead of the FBS record of 8.6 set by Hawaii in 2006, and they have scored at least 45 points in eight straight games.

And yet, they continue to find themselves in close games. Oklahoma has allowed at least 40 points in each of its past four games — somehow,...

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