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Sooners prepared for high-powered Texas Tech offense in battle of Big 12 contenders

  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells for timeout to an official during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

    Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells for timeout to an official during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Kenny Williams (34) following a touchdown run in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. Texas Tech players and coaches say Kingsbury's confidence, drive and energy are behind the No. 10 Red Raiders' success this season. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Kenny Williams (34) following a touchdown run in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. Texas Tech players and coaches say Kingsbury's confidence, drive and energy are behind the No. 10 Red Raiders' success this season. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

Oklahoma hopes to shut down Texas Tech's latest version of the Air Raid offense on Saturday.

In order to do so, the No. 17 Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12 Conference) likely must start more quickly than they have in the last two weeks — when they lost to Texas and fell behind 13-0 to Kansas before rallying for a win.

Oklahoma leads the country in pass defense, allowing just 149.7 yards through the air per game.

The Sooners' secondary figures to be tested like never before this season against the No. 10 Red Raiders (7-0, 4-0), who are second in the country with an average of 416.4 yards passing per game under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury.