Oklahoma’s 800th win wasn’t pretty. In fact, if not for Utah State’s poor judgment and three interceptions, it may not have happened at all.
The main point here is that there should’ve been a mud hole on the field where the Aggies once stood, and now some Sooner fans look to Florida State coming to visit and shiver.
Landry Jones looked, and was, confused at times, throwing for 217 yards and two touchdowns, but he also had two interceptions to his credit.
DeMarco Murray and Ryan Broyles both looked comfortable in their roles with 208 yards rushing and 142 receiving, respectively. Both scored twice for the Sooners.
The problem is simple: Landry Jones isn’t making good decisions. Broyles can do a lot with a little, but he isn’t a miracle worker and can’t simply be expected to make catches in traffic every time.
Jones finds himself telegraphing his aim a bit too much as well. Murray is a workhorse, and the Sooners are going to have to rely on him while Jones gains confidence, or this season may turn out to be a severe disappointment for Oklahoma.
Defensively, Oklahoma was able to disrupt, but not nearly to the amount expected with Jeremy Beal and Travis Lewis. The Sooners’ secondary was stupefied, as Diondre Borel dropped 341 yards passing and two touchdowns on a unit that is very difficult to penetrate.
Borel is good, and perhaps Oklahoma took him and the Aggies lightly, but Christian Ponder and the Florida State Seminoles are a bit more difficult. Bob Stoops needs to rally the troops, and fast.