Breaking down Oklahoma’s defensive breakdown

OU’s problems on defense against Oklahoma State were familiar.

After his team’s 48-47 shootout win on Saturday, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley revealed that his team’s defensive game plan revolved around making the Oklahoma State Cowboys “one dimensional” on offense.

Mission accomplished. OSU generated nearly 80 percent of its total offense versus the Sooners through the air.

Implicit in that strategy is the idea that