NORMAN — OU never looked like itself. Not really and not on either side of the ball. Not against Notre Dame, which got one turnover from the Sooners (not three like Kansas State) yet hardly needed it.
Bob Stoops said he didn’t want to hear about or talk about moral victories or anything like that and still, he had to point out how close a game it really was, much closer than the final 17-point spread.
“We played a really good football team and we’re there with 8 1/2 minutes to go with a good chance to win the game,” he said.
That’s when it was 13-13 and it may have seemed that way. And if OU had done everything right, it may have been that way or much better. The Sooners moved the ball. They defended most of the game.
But it wasn’t that way.
OU may not lose again.
The Sooners have already proven how capable they can be. But not against Notre Dame. Historically, and, sure enough, Saturday night, too.
The Irish own the Sooners.