Five Takeaways from Oklahoma’s dominating win over in-state foe Tulsa

Oklahoma wrapped up their non-conference schedule for the 2023 regular season on Saturday with pure domination of their in-state neighbors, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Oklahoma blew the doors off Tulsa 66-17.

From the outset, the Sooners had a weird start as starting receiver and kick returner Jalil Farooq fumbled the opening kick to Tulsa, but from then on, the Sooners were in control.

The week’s topic surrounding Oklahoma was wondering how they would look on offense after looking sluggish and conservative against SMU. Jeff Lebby answered those concerns quickly, and the defense continued their improved and inspired play on the way to a runaway victory. With the game fresh on our minds, here are our five takeaways from Oklahoma’s win.

Jeff Lebby understood the assignment

Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma fans and media spent the better part of the week leading up to the game questioning the Sooners’ game plan against SMU. It was a complete shift in style from how they approached Arkansas State. They were explosive, used tempo, and flat-out dominated the Red Wolves while leaving no doubt.

Against SMU, things seemed slowed and run-heavy. Additionally, there was a lack of execution. The Sooners never attempted a pass over 20 yards.

Saturday’s showing against Tulsa was much closer to the offense we saw against Arkansas State. Oklahoma slung the ball around the field in the first half, with Gabriel notching four passing touchdowns and more than 300 yards passing.

This Oklahoma offense has weapons outside as multiple receivers made big plays. Jalil Farooq, Andrel Anthony, and Nic Anderson each went over 100 yards receiving. Anderson had turned his three receptions into touchdowns. Drake Stoops led the way with eight receptions and Jayde Gibson showed up with a big third-down conversion.

The Oklahoma Sooners offense is…

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Publish date : 2023-09-17 00:21:21

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