Ruffin McNeill’s defensive adjustments key to Big 12 title win for Oklahoma

Scheming to stop Texas’ running game helped vault the Sooners to another conference championship

The Texas Longhorns bullied the Oklahoma Sooners with a rough-and-tumble ground game in their meeting earlier this season in the Red River Shootout. In the sequel, a 39-27 OU win, the Sooners appeared intent on forcing their blood rivals to beat them another way.

Interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill laid out a