Archive for Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Sooners have long break before playing K-State

September 18, 2001


— Bob Stoops had to think a while before assessing how his Oklahoma football team played in its most recent game.

"Gosh, it's hard to remember back there," Stoops said Tuesday.

No. 3 Oklahoma (3-0) has not played since Sept. 8, when it beat North Texas 37-10. And the Sooners don't play again until Sept. 29, when they open Big 12 Conference play against Kansas State.

The Sooners are off this week. They were supposed to play Tulsa on Saturday, but the game was postponed, along with all Division I football games, in light of last week's terrorist attacks on the East Coast. The Tulsa game has been rescheduled for Nov. 3.

"I'm a little bit at a loss for words on what you want to speak about," Stoops said at his weekly news conference. "Just as a team, dealing with last week and even into this week, we're all as shocked, saddened, and find it as difficult to deal with as everybody else does.

"We continue to try and operate and function as we should, carry on."

And the North Texas game? Nate Hybl threw for 350 yards and Oklahoma generated more than 500 yards of offense, but OU had 13 penalties and several breakdowns in the kicking game.

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