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Sooners offense goes back in time

Originally Published: October 9, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- For five seasons at Oklahoma, coach Bob Stoops won with an offense as modern as it was effective. The Sooners came out of the locker room throwing, and their speed and their scheme could slap 50 on the scoreboard faster than you could say a cloud of dust.

The running game, the mother's milk of football, the time-tested way of controlling the clock and wearing down your opponent, became a set-up to the punchline of going deep.

The staple of the Sooner dynasty of the 1970s ...

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