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Oklahoma 2023 Report Cards: Defensive Ends Helped Set Tone For Improved Defense

Though Oklahoma struggled to fling down opposing quarterbacks, the Sooners were much better setting the edge up front in 2023.

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Plenty of credit for Oklahoma’s defensive improvements in 2023 lies at the feet of the defensive line.

Primarily rolling with an even front, key additions help bolster Miguel Chavis’ defensive end rotation, allowing OU’s defense to set the edge on a regular basis.

The Sooners held opponents to 138.6 rushing yards per game, which finished ranked 42nd nationally, and OU averaged 7.5 tackles per loss per game, which was seventh.

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