Practice report: Stopping screens a key 

October, 1, 2012
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One of the driving forces behind Texas Tech’s 41-38 upset win over Oklahoma in 2011 was the Red Raiders’ success on receiver screen passes. Alex Torres’ 44-yard touchdown catch-and-run off a screen pass sparked the Red Raiders offense less than two minutes into the game.

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Mark D. Smith/US PresswireAlex Torres and Texas Tech burned Oklahoma on receiver screen passes last season.
This season, the Sooners are focused on slowing the Red Raiders’ “jailbreak” screen, a play in which the receiver slides inside to catch a screen pass behind the offensive line.

“That’s a tough play; their timing is outstanding on it,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “It’s just something we have to have alerts for and recognize it quicker.”

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