Sooner4OU Commentary: The Sooner secondary, especiallyTony jefferson have been playing at a really high-level. The only caveat to that is the 3rd down conversions that the whole defense has been giving up must improve from the last couple of performances. If they can improve in that area they should provide a serious challenge to the pinball machine offense at West Virginia. Personally, I think the Sooner defense is up to the challenge and the Sooner offense will take advantage of the horrible WVU defense and put OU in a position to win by 10 or more. What do you think?
Article Excerpt: In a matter of weeks, Oklahoma's secondary has gone from question mark to unquestioned strength in one of the nation's top defenses.
Before the season began, it was easy for Sooners fans to look at Oklahoma's game against West Virginiawith trepidation.
The Mountaineers' offense is triggered by quarterback Geno Smith and features a bevy of talented pass-catchers. WVU was a potential nightmare for a Sooners defense with several question marks in the secondary.
Nine games later, the Sooners' secondary is the foundation of the nation's No. 8 pass defense.
"Our guys have played well and competed," said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, who also coaches OU's secondary.