Sooners' tidal wave topples Tulane

Sooners' tidal wave topples Tulane

That's when the flow of the game and the momentum dramatically shifted to the home-team Sooners. OU became the talk of college football and shucking memories of a big win isn't easy to do. "You're concerned about how they'll approach the week. If you want to go to the National Football League, this game is going to show what you can do".

"They're really good at it, and it'll be a great test of our discipline and the structure of our defense, and make sure we get people - somebody on the quarterback, somebody on the drive, somebody on the pitch".

"I think this is a game that in six or seven weeks it can help you out at a little bit", Fritz said. Tulane was on the move again on its third possession of the game, driving 48 yards on 12 plays to the OU 27-yard line.

While the final score is what the nation will notice, OU coaches will have plenty of film to dissect.

Heisman hopeful Baker Mayfield agreed with the assessment of his coaches that the week of preparation started slowly. "Not every game is going to be Saturday night at 7 o'clock with the whole country watching and playing the No. 2 team in the country". "There obviously was a different feel last week than there was tonight". Mayfield said. "That is up to the leaders to get everyone ready. We were focused starting Thursday, but we were a little sloppy throughout the week before that".

POLL IMPLICATIONS: Oklahoma should remain solid at No. 2 with this convincing win.

"They do it 365 days a year", Riley said of the Green Wave running their option attack.

The Sooners scored four times in the second half, including three fourth-quarter touchdowns, on drives of 70, 69, 41 and 98 yards, to reach the 56-14 final.

The defense settled after the first two possessions. In his absence, sophomore backup Johnathan Brantley proved his ability to lead Willie Fritz's zone-read offense with a team-high 73 rushing yards and a score. "We were getting disoriented, guys out of gaps". "They were giving us a lot of different formations and looks".

"They kept moving the ball on us and had a lot of yards", defensive end Luke Jackson said "It shouldn't have happened".

Tulane (1-2) was on another time-consuming, run-dominated drive when it made a decision to test the Sooners' secondary with a rare pass.

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On Oklahoma's fifth play, he stripped tight end Mark Andrews on a fumble that teammate Jarrod Franklin recovered. "Not very good in the first half, a lot better in the second half", Stoops said.

Motley's emergence at cornerback has been a good sign for the Sooners, who struggled early last season at the position.

Tulane right guard Dominique Briggs, a native of Tulsa, returned to his home state for a game for the first time since Coffeyville Junior College played at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College last September. He said the play went beyond making a legal block. "We desperately need playmakers, especially out on the edge. It gives us confidence".

The Sooners (2-1) trailed 14-7 with 4:04 left in the first quarter before the onslaught began.

No problem, he also caught two passes for 32 yards, one of them for 20 and a score, his first touchdown of the season.

The Sooners then tied the game at seven apiece with a two-play drive, scoring on an 82-yard pass from Baker Mayfield to CeeDee Lamb.

The flag was thrown while Lamb was blocking on a reverse to Jeff Badet that would have been a 44-yard touchdown run.

"Had us a day", Sooner coach Lincoln Riley said when asked about Adams.

Wide receiver Marquise Brown starred for OU. He entered the game with 1,961 yards.

Mayfield received three quarters of work.

Mayfield's four passing touchdowns brought his season total to 10, and he now has 133 consecutive passes thrown without an interception dating back to last season.

Since the ejection took place in the fist half, Lamb will be able to start next week's game against Baylor.

The Sooners did rebound on the drive and took a 28-14 lead on a TD pass to Abdul Adams.