On a cold, rainy and windy day in Norman, we got to see the Sooner Seniors out with a win.
After a horrible Sooner first quarter and trailing Iowa State, Iowa State was held scoreless for the rest of the game. The Cyclones didn’t have a drive longer than 35 yards after their first touchdown (missed PAT) the entire game.
Looking at the numbers, the Sooners should have completely wiped the field with the Cyclones. Red Zone Sooner inconsistency played havoc and was held to field goals on more than one occasion. QB Blake Bell had another great game, though his attempt at throwing the ball instead of running resulted in an interception and the Cyclones were ready for the Bell Dozer. Landry Jones on the other hand ended up not throwing a touchdown for the second consecutive game and also had two INT’s.
We got to see more from Freshman RB Brandon Williams today, who is going to be a huge threat in seasons to come. That kid is fast. Trey Franks also had a great game, with only 2 carries, but 88 yards. He longest run being 45.
Senior Travis Lewis' Last Home Game As a Sooner
The Sooner defense looked much improved from last week against Baylor. Travis Lewis should have had a pick six, but was called back by a questionable block in the back penalty. Still have yet to see it. Lewis also passed Rocky Calmus for the 4th all time tackles in Sooner history, with 431 tackles.
Tom Wort also had a great game leading the team today 11 tackles. We finally got to see Tony Jefferson stand out again today, too. The Sooner D held the Cyclones to their lowest offensive yardage game for 2011, at 183 yards.
Injuries have plagued the Sooners this season, and have yet to hear if Frank Alexander is ok. He seems to have a shoulder injury, which hopefully is nothing serious.
Jaz Reynolds was live tweeting the game from home, who was out with a shoulder injury. Was also told he was suspended for today, that’s the reason he was not on the sidelines and at home. As tight-lipped as the Sooner staff is about suspensions, no word yet on the reasoning.
Stats from SoonerSports.com
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The Sooners offense really needs to make some changes and tighten up their play for next weeks Bedlam match-up. Even though the chase for 8 is over, a Big XII championship is not out of the picture.
All of Sooner Nation thanks the Seniors who have given their all for the last four years. Congrats on going out of Norman with the win. Let’s continue this onto next week in Stillwater. You’ve never lost to Oklahoma State, let’s not ruin that streak.