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Sooners Prepare To Return To Tulsa

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OU and TU face off Saturday for the 27th time and the first time in Tulsa since 2007. Like seven years ago both teams enter the game undefeated.  There is a mutual respect between these two programs.  Especially from Bob Stoops towards Bill Blankenship.

"Coach Blankenship and his staff do an outstanding job. I'm a big fan of Bills and all that he does." said OU Head Football Coach, Bob Stoops, The way he conducts his program and and the way they play. They are always sound and disciplined in the way they play. The big difference with Tulsa this year is their quarterback. He really had a great game the other night making some great throws and a lot of big plays in the passing game. I really thought he played well and it's exciting to see them win in overtime like that. So congrats to Coach Blankenship and their staff. It's a great start to the season."

For many of the Sooner players a trip up the turnpike means a trip back home.  This OU roster is littered with Tulsa area guys.  Making this game extra special because they get to play in front of family and friends. "It's going to be fun, the first time playing there. First time playing in Tulsa as a collegiate athlete." said OU Sophomore Linebacker and Tulsa Native, Dominique Alexander, "It's going to be fun just being able to play in front of my family. You know some people that don't get to come watch me play in Norman. They get to come see me play in Tulsa, so I'll have a big fan section there."

Not all of Dom's family will be watching him play from the stands.  His older brother Derrick will be watching from the Tulsa sideline. This will be the second straight year the Alexander brothers will face off. "It's going to be fun." said Dominique, "It will be for bragging rights in the house and for the whole family. But we're going to come out with the victory. "Regardless of Saturday's outcome both brothers say they are each others biggest fan and couldn't be prouder of what their brother has accomplished.

The Golden Hurricane host the 4th-ranked Sooners Saturday morning at 11:00am.  You can see the game on Tulsa's Channel 8.


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