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Posted: Monday September 3, 2012 5:07PM ; Updated: Monday September 3, 2012 5:07PM

Stoops confident Oklahoma can adjust after scare

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UTEP tripped up Oklahoma early, tying the game at the half before eventually falling 24-7.
UTEP tripped up Oklahoma early, tying the game at the half before eventually falling 24-7.
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says there wasn't anything the Sooners did wrong against UTEP that can't be corrected.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma held off UTEP 24-7 on Saturday night, but needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to put away the pesky Miners.

Stoops said Monday the Sooners "missed an assignment or two" on key offensive plays that could have led to touchdowns or first downs and did the same on defense, allowing UTEP's Nathan Jeffery to rush for 177 yards.

He says they'll "want to clean some of that up" this Saturday when they host Florida A&M.

Stoops also says receiver Jalen Saunders had his eligibility appeal denied by the NCAA. Saunders, who transferred from Fresno State during the spring, had hoped he wouldn't have to sit out this season.

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