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Game Plan: Containing the Oklahoma offense

Containing the tight ends and backs are key to defending the Sooner’s passing game.

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In this game plan we talk about how the Texas Longhorns can stop, or at least contain the Oklahoma offense. Before we get started here are some key players for Oklahoma.

Running backs:

Trey Sermon (4) - 61 carries for 373 yards with 3 TDs and 8 receptions for 88 yards and 2 TDs

Abdul Adams (23) - 35 carries for 372 yards with 1 TD and 5 receptions for 80 yards and 1 TD

Tight End/Fullback:

Mark Andrews (81) - 19 rec for 355 yards with 2 TDs

Dimitri Flowers (36) - 16 receptions for 263 yards and 2 TDs

Wide Receivers:

CeeDee Lamb (9) - 17 receptions for 307 yards and 4 TDs

Jeff Badet (2) - 13 receptions for 262 yards and 1 TD

Marquise Brown (5) - 14 receptions for 230 yards 1 TD

Of course we all know Baker Mayfield, who has 1635 yards through the air with 15 TDs and no interceptions on the season. As you can see, he really likes to spread the ball out, getting the ball to five different recievers at least ten times this season. Lets take a look at how Texas might go about defending the Oklahoma offense this weekend: