The Oklahoma Sooners haven’t lost back-to-back regular season games in almost two decades, and Lincoln Riley and company weren’t going to let that streak end today. OU’s 52-27 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs was notable because it was the Sooners first game with Ruffin McNeill calling the shots as defensive coordinator. Minus a couple breakdowns in the secondary, the Sooners’ defense looked impressive in it’s first Mike Stoops-less game.
Kyler Murray made another strong statement in his Heisman campaign. He was nearly perfect through the air completing 19/24 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 51 yards on the ground. Murray’s favorite target was sophomore CeeDee Lamb who hauled in five catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.
A pair of late-game injuries might put a slight damper on the win if either turn out to be serious. Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore left in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a leg injury, as did running back Trey Sermon. Sermon split carries with freshman Kennedy Brooks. Brooks had the best game of his young career rushing 18 times for 168 yards and a touchdown.
The Sooners will look to build on today’s strong performance next Saturday against Kansas State in Norman.