The 2013 edition of the Oklahoma Sooners is an inspired one with a strong defense and a offense that runs effectively and often. Red-shirt Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight got off to a slow start, but by early in the 2nd quarter he was rolling and the Sooner offense was putting points on the board. Knight’s baptism is one full of glory and bliss and make no mistake about it…Knight is for real!
The 2nd edition of the Mike Stoops 3-3-5 defense at Oklahoma is one that evokes memories of strong Sooner defenses in the early 2000s. The Sooner defense not only keep ULM to no points, but they did it in a dominating fashion. The missed tackles and broken coverages of the past did not rear their ugly heads and the suspect defensive line played a good game with constant pressure on the Warhawks quarterback Browning, who struggled throughout the evening and never looked like the quarterback that beat the Razorbacks last year. The Sooner defense simply bottled him and the Warhawks offense up.
On a night in which Bob Stoops got his 150th win in the 3rd fewest games in NCAA history, this was not the team many in the national press were expecting as ESPN Analyst Kurt Kirbstreit put the Sooners on upset alert early Saturday morning. Instead this was inspired team that used the injection of new coaches and schemes to their fullest advantage, while destroying the Warhawks 34-0.
Next week’s game against West Virginia should be a good one as many will want to see if this new look Sooner squad can continue the strong play against a team that has a history of scoring a lot of points against the Sooners. Somehow after watching the Sooners in action tonight, it doesn’t seem likely the Mountaineers will have much success. Tune in next week and get ready!