"He's helped our defense more than anybody, probably," he said. "The ability to run the football and run games out, for us, was huge. We didn't have a defense that was built to stay on the field long periods of time."
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"Jordan, he has to play good in the middle of our defense for us to be successful," Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. "He knows that, and he's really come on when we needed it most."
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