Oklahoma Football 2011: Sooners to Face Tulsa in Opener

Neil GoslinContributor IIIAugust 25, 2011

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Can you say Landry Jones? Jones had an insane 4,718 yards passing last season. Don't worry about the space shuttle program being shut down. If Jones doesn't go to the NFL he can launch rockets for NASA. What an astounding statistic. 

Did he do it alone? Of course not. Stoops will always make sure his team is loaded. But DeMarco Murray and his run game are gone to the NFL. Sooners fans will look to Brennan Clay or Jonothan Miller for their ground game with support from Trey Millard and Marshal Musil in the fullback slot.

In receiving, Ryan Broyles had 1,622 yards with 14 touchdowns. He is nearly an entire receiving corps by himself.

Tulsa is not easily intimidated however; they will show up to play. The Golden Hurricanes were 10-3 last season and G.J. Kinne had some pretty amazing stats himself. The Senior QB had 3,650 yards with 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. 

This game has the potential to be a high-scoring shootout in the state of Oklahoma.

I predict the Sooners will win this one however 35-28.