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In a defensive struggle, field position set up by special teams play can make all the difference between winning and losing. Nowhere else in college football will you find a greater collection of special teams players than you will at the Cotton Bowl Saturday.

"When Nathan (Vasher) was healthy we were returning punts as good as anyone in the country," Brown said, "and OU now is returning them as good as anyone in the country. Nathan wasn't as able to push off Saturday as we had hoped."

Antonio Perkins has already had two punt returns for touchdowns this season (91, 82) and needs one more return to equal the school record first set back in 1946. Through five games, he is enjoying the fifth best season in OU history for punt returns with 330 yards. He is ranked No. 8 nationally with his 17.4 yard average.

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