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Streaky Alamo Bowl Shows Oklahoma’s Defense Is Still Far From Finished Product

There was plenty of good from Brent Venables’ defense on Thursday, but the Sooners must make strides this offseason to succeed in the SEC.

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SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo Bowl was a microcosm of the 2023 season for Oklahoma’s defense.

The Sooners played well for stretches, limiting one of the most explosive offenses in college football, but Arizona had enough success to stage a second-half comeback in the Alamodome.

Brent Venables had a wrinkle for the Wildcats, rolling out three defensive lineman to get an extra defensive back on the field in hopes of keeping Arizona’s talented receivers out of the end zone.

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