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Sooners' Kenneth Murray: Lack of turnovers 'a huge disappointment'

NORMAN – The emphasis hasn't changed for the defense.

Oklahoma's defense hasn't gotten a turnover in three games, and junior linebacker Kenneth Murray said there's no excuse not to meet this defense's standard.

Before the season, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said the Sooners' defense had a goal of two turnovers a game this season, but, so far, they've only recorded six through seven games.

"For us, obviously it's a huge disappointment that we haven't had turnovers in the past three games," Murray said. "And I think that for us, it adds more fuel to the fire to go out there and get it done."

There are a lot of factors that lead to turnovers, but Murray said it is really just about mindset. The Sooners' mindset needs to be all about the ball.

"I think that's really where we have to grow as a team is just that mindset that you make a play, I make a highlight," Murray said. "You may make a catch on me, you may be able to run down field, but I'm going to run you down and I'm going to get the ball out."

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Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and Dillon Faamatau (91) bring down West Virginia's Leddie Brown (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Oklahoma won 52-14. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and Dillon Faamatau (91) bring down West Virginia's Leddie Brown (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla, Saturday, Oct. 19,...

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Abby Bitterman

Abby Bitterman covers OU athletics for The Oklahoman. She joined The Oklahoman in September 2019 to cover high school sports. A Chicago native, Abby graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with degrees in journalism and political... Read more ›

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