Originally Published: November 16, 2012

OU vs. West Virginia: Tackling is key

By Jake Trotter
Bob Stoops said he isn't worried about his defense's tackling because of one game. But if the Sooners tackle in Morgantown the way they did against Baylor, they could be in for a shootout. Because when it comes to yards after the catch, nobody is better than West Virginia's wide receivers.

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Jackson Laizure/Getty ImagesTony Jefferson and the Sooners defensive backs will be tasked to shut down West Virginia's big-play threats.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, inside receiver Tavon Austin has 684 yards after the catch. That ranks second among receivers from BCS conferences -- only USC's Marqise Lee has more. Outside wideout Stedman Bailey is formidable in the open field, as well. He has 436 yards after the catch.


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