Warhawks have full attention of OU

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Updated: 8/30/2013 8:20 pm Published: 8/30/2013 8:19 pm

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Facing a ranked opponent on the road to open the season is no big deal for Louisiana-Monroe, which has Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops concerned.

Louisiana-Monroe stunned then-No. 8 Arkansas 34-31 in overtime last season. They took another Southeastern Conference foe, Auburn, to overtime on the road the next week before losing, then threw a scare into Baylor before falling 47-42.

So when the Warhawks visit No. 16 Oklahoma on Saturday for the season opener for both teams, they don't figure to be intimidated by a foe coming off a 10-3 campaign. Louisiana-Monroe is opening its season against a ranked foe for the sixth straight year. The Warhawks have 17 starters back from a team that went 8-5 and played in the Independence Bowl.

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