Alex Grinch - Pat Fields
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In Year 2 at OU, Alex Grinch's defense is no longer being carried by Lincoln Riley's offense

Before elevating Oklahoma's defensive rankings, the Sooners' new defensive coordinator had to convince the players he actually did know what he was talking about

Samaje Perine - Auburn
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Samaje Perine's FBS single-game rushing record threatened, but remains unbroken

Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson rushes for 409 yards and 8 touchdowns Saturday afternoon, becoming the first FBS running back to eclipse 400 since Perine in 2014

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After ISU-Texas, OU's path to title game is well defined: 'We always knew somehow, some way'

One scenario remains in which the Sooners win out and don't make Big 12 Championship Game, but those odds are long and getting longer