I was guessing this would be a close game, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. The rematch from the 2001 national championship Orange Bowl game turned out to be a blowout.
Number 17 Florida State came into Norman with upset on their minds. However, the day belonged to #10 Oklahoma. The Sooners had 487 yards in total offense and the defense forced 3 turnovers in the 47-17 win. And it wasn’t even that close.
Landry Jones showed why he is the big-armed quarterback that I thought he was coming out of New Mexico, throwing for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns. He outplayed Seminoles signal caller Christian Ponder, who was pressured by OU’s defense all game long. Ryan Broyles continues to make his push for All-American status, catching 12 passes for 125 yards and a TD. Demarco Murray also had 2 TD runs.
A big statement win for the Sooners after last week’s showing against Utah State, a game they had to hang on to for the win. No doubt Bob Stoops gave a little heart to heart talk to his squad after that game. And the message was loud and clear.
This gives OU plenty of momentum as they welcome Air Force and their aerial assault to Memorial Stadium next weekend. A good showing in these non-conference games gives the Sooners a little steam heading into Big 12 play.
Right now, the Sooner machine seems to be rolling just fine.
Written by C. James