Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops found himself playing defense earlier this week, something his team has failed to do miserably at times this season.The 16th-ranked Sooners (5-2, 4-0 Big 12), who host Kansas (1-6, 0-4) in Big 12 play on Saturday night, come in off a video-game like 66-59 victory over Texas Tech that saw OU allow 854 total yards, including an astonishing 734 through the air. Thats more than a lot Sooner defenses would yield in a month not too far back.Oklahoma ranks 127th out of 128 FBS team in pass defense allowing an average of 342.6 yards per game. Only Arizona State (386.1) is worse. The Sooners are also allowing 36.7 points per game, just slightly better than the last place Jayhawks (36.9).Not surprisingly, Stoops defended his defensive coordinator. That would be his brother, Mike.Its the same coordinator that also we led the league in every defensive category a year ago and made it to the final four, he said. Were not running a new defense. He didnt bring in something different. Its the same defense. If its worked before, itll work again, and Ive got confidence in it. And Im also part of what were doing.Stoops spread the blame around even more, mentioning each of his defensive assistants by name.Its all of us, too. It isnt just my brother and I, he said. Didnt complete a sack, ball caught between the two linebackers, ball caught on a secondary guy. Its all of us together.Luckily for Stoops and the Sooners, the next two games are against the Big 12s worst teams -- at home against Kansas on Saturday and at Iowa State on Nov. 3.So this stretch could be a chance to work on things to get better or could give Oklahomas defense a false sense of improvement.Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches media teleconference, a reporter asked Kansas coach David Beaty if seeing the OU defense give up so many yards and points gave him examples of areas where the Sooners might be vulnerable. He didnt bite, saying Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who finished with 819 yards of total offense (734 passing and 85 rushing) obliterating the old NCAA record of 751 set by Washington States Connor Halliday in 2014, and the Red Raiders deserved more credit for their showing.That wouldve been a challenge for the Dallas Cowboys, I believe it, Beaty said. (Mahomes) played his rear end off, he really did. He made some throws Ive never seen before.Beaty has his own problems to worry about. Kansas has dropped 16 consecutive Big 12 games and has lost 11 in a row to Oklahoma. The Sooners have outscored the Jayhawks by a combined 106-14 in the last two meetings.After a 44-20 loss to Oklahoma State last week, Beaty announced that quarterback Montell Cozart would continue on as the starter, a role the junior earned at the start of the season before his erratic play led to the promotion of sophomore Ryan Willis.Cozart completed 24 of 40 passes for 250 yards, all season-bests, with two interceptions and one touchdown as the Jayhawks trailed the Cowboys by just four points at halftime before Oklahoma State used a 27-7 second-half barrage to pull away.Montell, I thought, did a workmans job, Beaty said. Neither one of those picks were actually his fault.The Jayhawks have committed 25 turnovers this season, tops in the FBS, and are minus-13 in turnover margin. 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