We knew, and said, going into Saturday night’s game at
In two games at home this season OU has been physically intimidating and dominant and it turns out that they can be the same way on the road.
Through three games we can say with confidence that
Quarterbacks – Sam Bradford was amazing again by completing 18 of 21 passes for 304 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also added a one yard touchdown plunge. The best thing I saw from
Bradfordwas how he handled being under pressure. His first touchdown pass was a perfect strike despite being hit while making the throw. Bradfordaveraged 16.7 yards per completion.
Offensive Line - The o-line is living up to their hype as they are paving the way for one of the most explosive offenses in the country. The Sooners cranked out 591 yards of offense at an average of 8.3 yards per play. For the third game in a row they didn’t let Sam Bradford be sacked.
Running Backs – Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray both cracked the 100 yard mark with Brown going for 110 yards on 13 carries and
100 yards on 16 carries. They averaged 8.2 and 6.2 yards per carry respectively and while neither one of them reached the end zone Mossis Madu did, twice. Madu had 50 rushing yards on 13 carries. Murray
Receivers/Tight Ends – When your quarterback is putting up insane numbers then your receivers are going to have pretty good nights as well. Ryan Broyles had another big night catching three passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Jermaine Gresham also had two touchdowns on three catches with 99 receiving yards.
Defensive Line – The defensive line didn’t rack up a lot of stats in the area of tackles but they did their job of holding off blockers to allow the linebackers to make plays all over the field. Gerald McCoy and Cory Bennett did register sacks.
Linebackers: Keenan Clayton and Travis Lewis combined for 16 tackles and 2 sacks. Ryan Reynolds added 5 tackles to bring the starters up to 21 total tackles. The linebackers did an excellent job of containing Jake Locker and the
running backs. In all they held the Huskies to under 90 yards rushing and less than three yards per carry. Washington
Defensive Backs: Keenan Clayton and Brian Jackson both forced fumbles as the
Oklahomasecondary played very physical against receivers. The Huskies were able to pass for 249 yards but 95 of that came in garbage time. Washington ’s starters held Jake Locker to 154 yards passing. Oklahoma
is still struggling here and these are issues that could get you beat. Jimmy Stevens missed the extra point attempt after Oklahoma ’s second touchdown and the kickoff team gave up 155 yards on returns. Oklahoma