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Oklahoma’s Defense Hoping to Maintain Focus, Intensity Coming Off Bye Against UCF

No. 6-ranked OU got plenty of praise for beating Texas, but the defense is intent on playing with the same edge that’s led to high levels of play through 2023’s first six games.

NORMAN — If Oklahoma’s win over Texas gave way to overconfidence, those warts could show up quickly.

The No. 6-ranked Sooners return to action on Saturday, hosting the UCF Knights for the first ever meeting between the programs at 11 a.m. on ABC.

And while the Knights (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) have struggled in their maiden Big 12 campaign, the Gus Malzahn announced UCF would be getting starting quarterback John Rhys Plumlee back to lead one of the nation’s most prolific offenses.

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