We said in our offensive preview that the Sooners should run the football and run they did. Trevor Knight (146), Alex Ross (144), and Samaje Perine (110) all cracked the century mark as the Sooners rolled up 510 total rushing yards in route to a 59-14 drubbing of Iowa State.
OU has 3 100-yard rushers in a game for first time since 1992 vs. Mizzou. 423 rushing yards are MOST of @OU_CoachStoops era!— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) November 1, 2014
For the first time in his career Trevor Knight cracked the century mark both rushing and passing. Oklahoma's sophomore quarterback added 230 yards through the air and accounted for six total touchdowns on the day. Here are a few quick thoughts,
* Be excited about the running game but keep in mind that the only Big 12 school worse against the rush than Iowa State is Texas Tech.
* Six total touchdowns for Trevor Knight today (3 running/3 passing) but don't overlook the really bad decisions that he made on his two interceptions.
* Blake Bell had two catches on the day and they were both for scores.
* Freshman Samaje Perine had the lowest average per carry of any of the Sooner ball carriers at 6.5.
* As a team the Sooners averaged 8.6 yards per carry.
* I feel that the defense was more impressive than the offense. Iowa State was held to the fewest points scored since only posting 14 in their opener against North Dakota State on August 30.
* Sack Sanchez got beat for a score but that shouldn't take away from an all around good game. It's easy to lose focus in a massive blowout.
* Michael Hunnicutt bounced back from the Kansas State loss to drill a 44-yard field goal into the wind. It was the 72nd of his career which is a conference record.
* At 6-2 on the season, the Sooners are now bowl eligible.
* Blown coverages and interceptions aside, the most disturbing thing that we saw today was Sterling Shepard's injury. OU will need him back against Baylor.