Norman, OK-In what was expected to be a major blowout by the Sooners, they surprised everyone when they didn't go through the air for most of their offense. Instead, the Sooner coaching staff wanted to see how the team would react to a more run focused attack.
Oklahoma still passed the ball 27 times, completing 20 of them for 230 yards and one touchdown. A nice performance but those amounts are far from the totals the Sooner fans are used to seeing. Instead, they saw the Sooners run the ball 43 times. Sophomore running back Jermie Calhoun saw the bulk of the carries as he toted the ball 26 times for 87 yards. Not impressive numbers to say the least, esp. against this Baylor run defense that stands at 29th worst in the nation at rushing yards allowed. The Sooner coaching staff knows they have to do better running the ball this season and in seasons to come.As for the game, the final score of 26-14 was an easy win for Oklahoma. Long drives by Oklahoma often led to FG's by Tress Way (4 FG's) as the Sooners chose to try and run for first downs more often than not. OU had some success in doing so as they accumulated 19 of them compared to BU's 9. Baylor failed to really get anything going all game long. They started off strong as they scored on a 34 yard run by Jay Finley (RB) to take the 7-0 lead but would not score again util the 4:51 mark in the 4th quarter when Finley again scored on a 4 yard run.The Players of the Game were: Quinton Carter (SS) for Oklahoma. Carter (above) had 4 tackles and 3 INT's. For Baylor it was Jay Finley. The running back ran the ball 17 times for 97 yards and 2 TD's.
The Sooners have a bye next week before facing TCU in two weeks. This was Baylor's last game of the season. With a record of 3-9 (0-8), they will not be bowl eligible.
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