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Sooners earn high marks in convincing road win vs. old foe Nebraska

Oklahoma’s win against Nebraska was their first notable win of the season as it came against a Power Five opponent.

The Oklahoma Sooners dominated the Cornhuskers 49-14, and in many ways, it served as the perfect tune-up before conference play forces Oklahoma to shift into another gear.

As a team, the Sooners looked good from top to bottom. Players who needed to step up showed up. Others showed they could be big-time contributors for the Oklahoma Sooners this season.

Now that the dust has settled and the Sooners turn their focus to Kansas State, we’ll share our final grades for Oklahoma’s win against Nebraska.

Quarterbacks: A-

Sep 17, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel (8) passes against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Dillon Gabriel has been rock solid for the Oklahoma Sooners this year. He’s dodged the turnover bug through three games, and he’s making plays with his arm and his legs.

On Saturday, he delivered the Sooners’ first big play of the game with a 61-yard touchdown run to even the score at seven apiece. The only knock on Gabriel this week is that he did miss about four or so throws that he’s very capable of connecting on. As the intensity rises and the pressure mounts for Oklahoma to win the upcoming conference games, he’ll have to be a tad more surgical, especially on the road in hostile environments. But make no mistake, he’s a certified leader and was critical of his performance against Nebraska himself.

We did get to see backup QB Davis Beville. Beville did lose a fumble which is the only big knock for the QB group. Barring injury, it looks highly unlikely we’ll see either of General Booty or Nick Evers this year.

Running Backs: A+

Sep 17, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running…


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Publish date : 2022-09-21 01:58:46

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