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Another Slow Start For the Sooners Could be Dangerous

Another Slow Start For the Sooners Could be Dangerous


A collective sigh of relief hit Owen Field early in the third quarter Saturday. After Oklahoma built a four-touchdown lead, the offensive changes made over the last eight months showed merit.

An explosive, quick-hitting offense emerged with three straight third-quarter touchdown drives. It’s a 60-minute game. The 19th-ranked Sooners’ offense improved as the game went along.

 Nearly all of quarterback Baker Mayfield’s 388 passing yards and all three of his touchdown passes came in the second and third quarters.

Whether it was nerves or a better-than-expected Akron defense or confusion along the Sooners’ offensive line, it all created a lethargic offensive start.

Stout defense allowed OU to get away with it. The overwhelming positive to emerge Saturday night was OU’s ability to contain the Zips. One field goal in Akron’s 15 possessions, 10 were three-and-outs.


(Full article by John Shinn at the Norman Transcript)


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