UCF spooked the Sooners, but OU is learning to win in different ways

UCF spooked the Sooners, but OU is learning to win in different ways

The Lederman Jacket: UCF played Oklahoma tighter than any non-Texas opponent in 2023. How did that happen?

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

| Oct 24, 2023, 6:30am CDT

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

Oct 24, 2023, 6:30am CDT

It was a closer shave than expected but the Sooners outlasted UCF Saturday to stay unbeaten in Week 8.

Todd Lisenbee joins me again on The Lederman Jacket to talk about everything OU-UCF from the Sooners’ sluggish run game, their worst offensive line performance of the season and Kendel Dolby’s game-sealing tackle before diving into Zach Schmit’s kicking woes and OU’s ability to win in different ways in 2023. We close out as always with another game of Lis-in or Lis-out. 

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative director: Michael Lane

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Eli Lederman reports on the University of Oklahoma for Sellout Crowd. He began his professional career covering the University of Missouri with the Columbia Missourian and later worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before two years writing on the Sooners and Cowboys at the Tulsa World. Born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, Lederman grew up a rabid consumer of the New York sports pages and an avid fan of the New York Mets. He entered sportswriting at 14 years old and later graduated from the University of Missouri. Away from the keyboard, he can usually be found exploring the Oklahoma City food scene or watching/playing fútbol (read: soccer). He can be reached at [email protected].

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