The longest active winning streak in college football extends to 13 games after Oklahoma trounced Tulane 56-14. The Sooners overcame a sluggish start in which they allowed Tulane to drive down the field and score on its first two drives of the night. A pick-six from cornerback Parnell Motley gave the Sooners a 21-14 lead midway through the first quarter, and OU never looked back.
Baker Mayfield continued to look unstoppable, finishing 17/27 for 331 yards and four touchdowns. Mayfield has now thrown 10 touchdowns this year and has yet to throw an interception.
Freshman wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was having a monster first half before he was ejected following a targeting call that left many, including Lincoln Riley, scratching their head. Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns. At the time of his ejection, he was just 10 yards away from breaking Ryan Broyles’ school-record for single-game receiving yards by a freshman. Marquese Brown had a career day as well, hauling in six passes for 155 yards including an 87-yard bomb from Kyler Murray in the fourth quarter for a touchdown.
OU continued to go with the facilitate the running game by committee. Abdul Adams, Marcelias Sutton, Trey Sermon and Rodney Anderson all got reps at running back. The Sooners rushing attack combined to produce 197 yards and two touchdowns. Senior full back Dimitri Flowers played very little in this game and did not touch the ball at all following a monster performance against Ohio State.
Mike Stoops looked like he was ready to blow a gasket in the first quarter, but his defense eventually tightened up and shut out Tulane in the final three quarters.
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo led the way with nine tackles including a sack and a forced fumble. Neville “Big Canada” Gallimore also tallied nine tackles including this hit that almost knocked Tulane quarterback Johnathan Brantley into next week.
The Sooners improved to 3-0 and will open Big 12 play next weekend on the road against Baylor.