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It's always tough going on the road against an elite opponent, even in a not-so-loud stadium like Notre Dame's.
The best way to quiet the opposing fans and get momentum on your side? Make a big play on the opening drive.
The Sooners defense did just that when OLB Eric Striker came unblocked on a blind-side blitz on third down. Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees never saw him, and Striker hit the passer mid-throw.
The ball popped up into the air and landed right in the arms of LB Corey Nelson, who waltzed into the end zone for a pick-six.
Rees then threw another pick on his next throw which set up an 11-yard touchdown run by Damien Williams. Later in the first half, he threw his third pick of the game, setting up another Oklahoma touchdown.
Rees had only thrown two interceptions all season heading into this game. Three picks in the first half might signal Rees' regression back into "Tommy Turnover" territory, but we should also give credit to a ball-hawking, opportunistic Sooners defense.
Twenty-one points off turnovers in a game Oklahoma won by 14? The game ball should go to Oklahoma's passing defense for making big plays when big plays were there to be made.