Big 12: Dominque Franks

Big 12 lunch links

March, 1, 2010
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Back again to do the links. Hope you don't mind.

Big 12 has seven early entrants for draft

January, 15, 2010
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With Friday's looming deadline to declare for the NFL draft this afternoon, don't expect any late additions from the Big 12.

The conference already is taking a solid hit with several key players who will be leaving school early.

Here's a look at the Big 12 underclassmen who have already announced they won't be coming back for the 2010 season.
The Sooners look like they will be taking the biggest hit. But season-ending injuries for Bradford and Gresham helped convince those players and their other teammates about moving on to the NFL while they had their opportunity.

The most surprising of the late declarations is Thomas, although he had one of the finest seasons in Texas history for a defensive player.

All appear ready to contribute to teams at the next level.

1Q: Oklahoma 7, Oklahoma State 3

November, 29, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma leaned on its defense to provide a turnover and consistent field position that staked the Sooners to an early 7-3 lead after one quarter.

Those gifts have enabled the Sooners to overcome a slow start offensively that saw them produce only three first downs. It was a marked contrast from their usual fast start that has seen them score nearly 20 points per game in the first quarter.

The Sooners took advantage of another interception -- their 15th of the season -- when Dominque Franks jumped a pass route on Oklahoma State's third play from scrimmage and returned it to the Oklahoma State 22-yard line.

Two plays later, DeMarco Murray raced on a 20-yard touchdown run to account for the game's only touchdown.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford started slowly, misfiring on his first four passes before he rebounded to hit his next four passes.

And Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter has shown little slowness from his quadriceps injury, rushing for a game-high 43 yards on five carries. The Sooners have clamped down on Zac Bryant, who has been limited to only two catches. Damian Davis has emerged as Oklahoma State's leading receiver with four grabs so far.

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