After the first two drives, this game looked like it was going to be a shootout. Landry Jones guided the Sooners the length of the field on a 14 play, 80 yard drive to open the game, that culminated in a DeMarco Murray touchdown run. The Seminoles answered quickly with 4:50, 11 play, 70 yard drive of their own.
After that, though, it was 37 unanswered points from the Sooners who began humming along on all cylinders. Landry Jones' 321 first half passing yards were the second most by an OU quarterback in a half in history, second only to Sam Bradford's 350 yards against North Texas. Jones also hit 11 different receivers (Allen threw one to Calhoun, making him the 12th receiver in the game) which was an improvement from only 5 against Utah State. Spreading the ball around helped this offense be extremely efficient today, and they had 4 touchdowns through the air.
OU's defense rebounded nicely after a poor showing against Utah State. They allowed only 213 yards of offense up until the last two drives (when the subs were playing), after having allowed 421 yards to the Aggies. Consider the pass defense, which was especially maligned after last week's game. They held Christian Ponder to 11-28 passing for 113 yards, 0 TD and 2 INT. Florida State also hurt itself with 12 penalties for 95 yards.
There was a sour note at the end of the game, as talented freshman RB/KR Brennan Clay received a helmet-to-helmet blow and had to be carted off the field and taken to the hospital. We'll pass along any information we hear in that regard as it becomes available.
Consider this an evening game open thread as well. Evening TV lineup after the jump:
Early game has Penn State traveling to play Alabama. Stanford plays at UCLA afterwards in a Pac 10 showdown.
Oregon travels to Tennessee to try to repeat their performance against New Mexico.
Early game is LSU at Vanderbilt. Late game is Colorado State at Nevada.
Mississippi at Tulane at 8PM CDT.
Virginia at USC in a late game at 930PM CDT. There may be other regional Pac 10 games, but I think most people would get this game.