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NORMAN, OK (AP)  The self-proclaimed “Sharks” on Oklahoma’s defense are getting eaten alive.

The same Sooners defensive backs who pulled their nickname from a Lil Wayne song and were praised early in the season are getting attention again after another opponent put up massive passing numbers in a loss that knocked Oklahoma (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) out of the national championship race.

Baylor’s Robert Griffin III threw for a school record 479 yards and Oklahoma yielded 616 total yards — the most in the history of the storied program — in a 45-38 loss Saturday night.

Coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday that a series of mistakes led to the big numbers, including poor communication, failures to handle the Bears’ fast pace and simply bad coverage but he believes it all can be fixed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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