What was expected to happen Saturday night, did: The Sooners pounded the Jayhawks, 52-7. Seven different Sooners scored Saturday night and the helmet sticker for most improved unit this week goes to the Sooners special teams.
Justin Brown, the Penn State transfer had a 90-yard punt return and dived into the endzone for a touchdown. Brown’s run marked the 5th longest run in Sooner punt return history and the longest run the team has seen since 2002 and Antonio Perkins’ 91-yarder against Tulsa.
To start the second half, Roy Finch took a 100-yard kickoff return to the house. If there was a point-of-no return for the Jayhawks, it was this 45-0 lead at the beginning of the second half.
Earlier in the week, Jayhawk head coach Charlie Weis had gone with the decision to run a 2 QB scheme against Oklahoma. He should have looked at the game film from other teams who have attempted this; it doesn’t work out well.
Sooner QB Landry Jones ended the night well, with 3 TD’s, 291 yards and no interceptions. Blake Bell was given the chance to throw the ball, as he replaced Jones late in the game. There isn’t too much to go over in this game, everyone was clicking, and it wasn’t a basketball game for Kansas.
In more interesting news, the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish are visiting Norman this weekend for the first time since 1966. The Top 10 match-up has prompted ESPN’s College Gameday crew to make the trip as well. The Gameday crew has been on site for 27 Oklahoma games. Florida and Ohio State are the only two teams with more appearances on the show.
To say this is an important game for the Sooners season is a complete understatement. Premium seats are apparently going upwards towards $4000. So let’s just say I’m glad I have season tickets because I wouldn’t miss this for the world.