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No. 14 Oklahoma defeats No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21

Oklahoma's Corey Nelson (7) celebrates with Julian Wilson (2) after intercepting a pass by Notre Dame 's Tommy Rees pass and ran it in 24-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend. (Photo By The Associated Press)
Oklahoma's Corey Nelson (7) celebrates with Julian Wilson (2) after intercepting a pass by Notre Dame 's Tommy Rees pass and ran it in 24-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend. (Photo By The Associated Press)
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Early turnovers plague Irish

Saturday, September 28, 2013 07:19 pm
SOUTH BEND — Blake Bell threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter and No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21 on Saturday.It was the Sooners' second win over the Fighting Irish in 11 tries.

The Sooners had three interceptions that led to TDs, including a 24-yard score by linebacker Corey Nelson.

Damien Williams added an 11-yard TD run after an interception by linebacker Frank Shannon and Bell threw a 26-yard TD pass to Lacoltan Bester to cap an 88-yard drive after an interception by cornerback Julian Wilson.

The Irish cut the lead to 27-21 in the fourth quarter, but the Sooners answered with Shepard's TD.

The only other victory for Oklahoma (4-0) in the series was a 40-0 win in 1956 that remains the worst home loss for the Irish (3-2).

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