The 2023 Oklahoma Sooners have looked like a complete team through three weeks. Following the team’s 66-17 thumping of Tulsa, OU is determined to not let the hot start crumble similarly to last season.
One question mark headed into 2023 revolved around the wide receiver room. While the depth and wide-range of talent was apparent, fans wondered who was going to step up as the #1 guy for Dillon Gabriel to throw to.
So far, that problem has not necessarily come to fruition, but it simply has not mattered. OU has received production from multiple receivers this year. The latest example is Redshirt Freshman Nic Anderson’s standout performance against the Golden Hurricane.
Anderson caught three touchdown’s on Saturday, including a fourth quarter connection with fellow Freshman Jackson Arnold. In a brief glimpse into the future, we saw what could be a lethal duo when OU eventually joins the SEC next season.
The defense continued to shine on Saturday as well, which has been the key interest amongst the fanbase. OU even got on the board via a Danny Stutsman pick-six. OU limited Tulsa to 17 points and has held their three opponents to a combined 28 points thus far.
The Sooners latest test comes in the form of a new Big 12 foe in the Cincinnati Bearcats. Despite losing to Miami Ohio just last week, Cinci will be motivated to shock the world and stake their claim in the conference.
During Big 12 media days, Cinci Head Coach Scott Satterfield called it, “a rude awakening” having to play Oklahoma as their introduction to the Big 12. He continued on to say, “it’s a game we have circled on our calendar.”
We will take a much deeper dive into the Bearcats in our opponent preview article that drops tomorrow. We also broke down down more of what we heard at practice in our latest video, which can be viewed here.
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