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Sooners giving up too many big plays

The Oklahoma defense has allowed 16 plays of 40 yards or more this season

Updated: November 23, 2011, 12:32 PM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. --- One bad play can change a football game.

Oklahoma has learned that lesson on more than one occasion this season, as the Sooners' struggles with big plays contributed to losses to Texas Tech and Baylor, thus knocking OU out of the BCS championship conversation.

The Sooners often will have stretches of great defensive play, then slip up for one play that costs them dearly.

"Once we start making plays, we get on our heels, relax and get complacent," cornerback ...

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