October 29, 2006

Sooners answer the critics with win

Columbia, Mo. -- There was a definite lack of belief in this Oklahoma team heading into their contest against Missouri.

The question has to be asked. What were some people thinking?

This was still a Big 12 North Division team in Missouri whose biggest win came against Texas Tech. Their preseason schedule was softer than the inside of a twinkie. Chase Daniel is a very good quarterback who can will his team up and down the field.

But the Big 12 North hasn't had a dominant team since Kansas State and Nebraska took their nose dives. This is still the division which let Colorado back in to the division title the last two years.

It takes time for things to change. And it takes time for Oklahoma or Texas to fall below the quagmire of teams sitting atop the northern reaches of the conference.

After Saturday's game, it's clear Oklahoma still has quite an edge on northern foes.

"I thought coming in we would win the football game," said Bobby Jack Wright.

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