Hey, someone ask Texas if they would have liked to have a had an ugly win today and it'll make you appreciate what Oklahoma did a little more Saturday night against Cincinnati. After passing their first test of the season the Sooners will now enter next week's Red River Shootout 4-0. However, OU will return to Norman with some questions answered and a few new ones to be considered.
Answered: Landry Jones shook off a bad start on Oklahoma's first drive to have a very solid road outing. Bottom line is that Jones connected on almost 70% of his passes (69.7%) for 372 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw a pick on an incredibly bad pass but on the other hand I can't get the image of a wide open Cameron Kenney out of my head. Landry passes his road test.
Answered: The Hammer is gonna play and be a difference maker. It may not show in the box score but Ronnell Lewis made his presence felt on the field. He made plays in the backfield, at the line of scrimmage and down the field. Look for his playing time and impact on the game to increase.
Answered: Jonathan Nelson is the best player in Oklahoma's secondary. He was personally responsible for two Cincinnati turnovers, both of which saved scores and ultimately the game.
Answered: Heart - This team has it! They are young and learning but through the first four games they've found a way to win.
Unanswered: Oklahoma's rush defense. We can't blame this performance on defending the triple option. We can say though that Isaiah Pead was a man among boys going against Oklahoma's defense. He slashed the Sooners for 171 yards on 22 carries.
Unanswered: Creative offensive play calling. Saw it at times and totally couldn't find it at other crucial moments of the game.
New Question: Is Trey Franks on the field an indication that we're still searching for the right receiver combination. Does that mean we can sit Cameron Kenney on the bench now? What about Jaz Reynolds?
New Question: What the heck happened to Quintin Carter? That may have been the worst game I've ever seen him play in. He was absolutely lost in coverage all night.