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Bell provides offensive boost, balance, for No. 13 Sooners in win over Texas Tech

Oklahoma had several chances to fold under the pressure created by Texas Tech.The 13th-ranked Sooners, however, had an answer each time for the high-flying Red Raiders in a 38-30 win on Saturday — a win that kept Oklahoma's Big 12 Conference championship hopes alive and well.It also provided a much-needed boost of confidence — for both the Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) and quarterback Blake Bell — after two weeks of lackluster play.They'll need every bit of that confidence in two weeks when they face another undefeated conference foe when they travel to No. 5 Baylor."I'm really excited about our resilience and our fight to keep coming back," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "... I love our team. I love the attitude, the way they work, the way they're willing to be coached."The Sooners fell behind twice Saturday against the 15th-ranked Red Raiders (7-1, 4-1), a familiar scenario for a team that did the same thing in a loss to Texas two weeks ago and last week against Kansas before rallying f...

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