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When top-ranked Oklahoma takes to the field Saturday night, it will be with heavy hearts and high expectations.
When Landry Jones arrived at Oklahoma, he took the No. 12 jersey simply because it was the one he'd always worn.
It's an all too familiar scene for Oklahoma fans eagerly awaiting the program's eighth national championship.
Oklahoma defensive captain and leading tackler Travis Lewis will miss up to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot, leaving the Sooners without one of their best defensive player for a few crucial early season games.
Before Oklahoma won its first Big 12 title in 2000, and went on to the win the national championship that season, coach Bob Stoops had no idea how good his second year there would be.
A little later than planned, Oklahoma is heading back to the football field.
Linebacker Travis Lewis plans to return for his senior season at Oklahoma.
Bob Stoops has a simple explanation for why he decided to silence some of his players as No. 16 Oklahoma tries to tackle a growing problem in Big 12 road games.
No. 6 Oklahoma has a perfect record after clearing what's usually the toughest hurdle on its way to the Big 12 championship game and beyond.
The Sooners are squeaking a bit these days and that's just fine with linebacker Travis Lewis.
Here's how concerned Oklahoma is about giving up 351 yards rushing in a win against Air Force: The Sooners are going to pretend it didn't happen.
"He got a couple of years under his belt and I think this is finally his time," Lewis said. "I definitely think he's a national championship caliber-winning quarterback and this whole team has faith in him."
"Definitely in that Oklahoma State game, the Big 12 championship game and then the Fiesta Bowl, I was able to take some big strides for me as a player," he said. "I've kind of learned from Sam, kind of learned from people before me, talking to coach Heupel, him dealing with those expectations what it takes to lead a team through that."