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Defense Turns Lights Out on Christian Ponder

OU free safety Quinton Carter

NORMAN, Okla. – Maybe the No. 10 Sooners' defense also held back last week against Utah State, because the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles' offense was not ready for what defensive coordinator Brent Venables drew up Saturday in OU's 47-17 victory.

Despite giving up an opening-drive touchdown, the defense gave up 345 yards – 222 passing and 123 rushing – allowed just 14 first downs and forced three turnovers, all of which are night-and-day stats from a week ago. "We had a real slow start, but after the second series, we were clicking as a defense," said senior free safety Quinton Carter, who led the Sooners with eight tackles. "Everyone... Recommended Stories