78
      Sunday
      85 / 66
      Monday
      82 / 65
      Tuesday
      83 / 66

      Sooners roll in opener

      Many people will say you can't get anything out of beating an overmatched opponent. Oklahoma did play an overmatched Louisiana Tech team but they did what you're supposed to do. They dominated from the start and won a game that wasn't as close as even a 48-16 blowout suggests it was.Oklahoma scored touchdowns on it first three possessions and got a field on its fourth possession. Keith Ford opened the scoring with a 22 yard touchdown run while Sterling Shepard caught the first td pass of the season, a 16 yard strike from Trevor Knight. Knight passed for 252 yards and one touchdown in his first game since the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. The real offensive stars were the running backs. When five star recruit Joe Mixon was suspended for the season some wondered who would start at running back. Alex Ross got the start tonight and played well but so did Keith Ford and freshmen Samaje Perine. The Sooner backs combined for 183 yards and had Bob Stoops signing their praises."Really strong and powerful," is the way Stoops described his backs. He added, "They took care of the football and seemed to be assignment ready."Defensively the Sooners gave up just 245 total yards for the game but most of that came in the second half against reserves. In the first half when the starters were in Louisiana Tech had just 89 yards of offense.
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