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Anatomy Of A Play | Sterling Shepard's 16-Yard Touchdown Catch

Sterling Shepard's touchdown on Oklahoma's second drive of the game was a combination of talent, a personnel mismatch, and bad fundamentals. You get the feeling that touchdown catches by junior receiver Sterling Shepard are going to become the norm in Oklahoma football. The 5-10/195 receiver from Oklahoma City caught his 11th touchdown as a Sooner on Saturday night and while everyone in the stadium saw the catch and celebration they may not have seen everything that made it happen. Take a look. Did you see it? Did you notice the isolation coverage? Did you see the safety blitzing? What...
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2014 Oklahoma Sooners Football Opponent First Look | Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans had the nation's 4th best passing performance in week one Tulsa Golden Hurricane Conference: American Season Record: 1-0 Last Week's Opponent: Tulane (W 38-31) It's a rare occasion that Oklahoma takes a road trip to an American Conference school but with the fertile recruiting ground in and around the Tulsa area at play this weekend's trip to play the Golden Hurricane just makes sense. Multiple players on OU's roster hale from the Tulsa area, including a handful of starters and key contributors. Offense Sophomore quarterback Dane Evans passed for 438 yards last...

Monday Morning Bulletpoints – 9/1/14

Happy Labor Day! Matt and Rich’s podcast was worth a listen. The interesting take about it is that how not-interesting it was (and that’s interesting). I say that because they spent a good bit of time talking about the many several players on the Sooners defense that didn’t record big box scores because they didn’t have to. Zach Sanchez was the best statistical player we had? Yeah, we’d like our opponents to think that. "We had a quarterback making his first collegiate start," Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz said. "I thought it showed early. I thought he was a little bit...

Sooner Nation Podcast | Sooner Sports Sideline Reporter Chris Plank Joins In To Recap 48-16 Win

The Sooners got off to a running start to the 2014 college football season (literally) by manhandling the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Norman on Saturday night. We had the privilege of catching up with Sooner Sports Network sideline reporter Chris Plank to get his take on the Jordan Evans ejection, running backs and receivers, why the tight ends aren't catching passes and more. Use the media player to listen to the podcast live, beginning at 6:30 PM Beyond that, we'll give you our offensive and defensive players of the game as well as the breakdowns on how those respective units...

Meanwhile, around the conference….

The Big XII Conference acquitted itself in victories and defeats this first week of the 2014 season. Given that us Sooners are lucky enough to play in a conference in which each team is represented by its own SBNation fansite, I thought it meet and proper to look to these fan communities and recap from there. NORTH DAKOTA STATE 34, IOWA STATE 14. The conference saved the worst for first.  Cyclones fans must have been crestfallen to see their team jump out to a fourteen point lead and go on to lose by twenty.  Let’s not ignore history, NDSU has proven that it’s not your typical FCS...

Oklahoma Sooners 48 - Louisiana Tech 16 | Video Highlights

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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Running Backs Take Center Stage In Home Opener

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Running Backs Take Center Stage In Home Opener

The Oklahoma Sooners' offense got off to a solid start putting points on the board on their first four drives. With confidence and patience, Trevor Knight delivered the ball to his targets although a handful were batted down at the line of scrimmage. At the end of the day, Knight netted 253 yards through the air and another 20 on the ground. However, fans were left scratching their heads as to why the backup QB never saw the field with a large lead late in the game. Cody [Thomas], we feel will be back to 100 percent next week. We could have put him in there just to hand the ball off, but...

Ranting And Raving | What Louisiana Tech Fans Are Saying About The 48-16 Loss To Oklahoma

Here's what Louisiana Tech fans were saying following their season opening loss to Oklahoma The college football season comes with such anticipation and high expectations. Then your team takes the field for the first time and the cold sense of reality hits in. It isn't that your squad loses but they lose bad. Oklahoma State, Virginia, and West Virginia were all unranked teams playing against the the Top 10. They walked off the field on the losing end of the scoreboard but were able to keep their chins up due to the way they played their opponents. You don't really get the sense that same...

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Defense Puts The Brakes On Louisiana Tech Rushing Attack

In our defensive preview we said that Oklahoma must focus on Kenneth Dixon to stop the Bulldogs offense and that's exactly how it went down. Oklahoma's defense overcame an early penalty that sent starting inside linebacker Jordan Evans to the locker room to lay the wood on Louisiana Tech's offense and pave the way to a 48-16 win. As Evans was coming in to deliver a hit on Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol he made helmet-to-helmet contact, as Sokol dropped to slide, causing him to draw a flag for targeting and resulting in his ejection. "It is too bad about Jordan," Mike Stoops said...

Ground And Pound! Oklahoma Sooners Football Runs Over Louisiana Tech 48-16

Keith Ford scored twice on the ground and had 65 receiving yards for the Sooners in their 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech Lots of initial thoughts here that we'll eventually get to in our recaps but for the immediate answer - Oklahoma's running backs are big, fast, strong and versatile. Keith Ford, Alex Ross, and Samaje Perine all scored touchdowns (Ford and Ross twice), with Ford also adding an additional 65 receiving yards (team-high) to his stat line. Trevor Knight was much better than his debut last season, passing for 253 yards on 19/34 with a touchdown and a pick. Defensively the...

College Football Saturday Open Game Thread

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs At Oklahoma Sooners Football Preview

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs At Oklahoma Sooners Football Preview

Skip Holtz and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are set to make their first ever trip to Norman The return of college football also marks the return of our Friday opponent Q&A's. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners are just a day away from their first ever meeting so obviously there isn't a lot of familiarity with the team from Ruston, LA. Here to help us familiarize ourselves with the Bulldogs is Sean Isabella of The News Star. Isabella is the beat writer for LA Tech and was more than gracious to take the time to answer our questions about the team. CCM: Skip Holtz is entering into...

Recruiting Update: Beginning of 2014 Season

I figured as the Bulldogs head to Norman as the 2014 season begins, it would be good to give an update on where the Sooners stand with the class of 2015 and what recruits appear to be future Sooners. We will also have a weekly update with official visitors, breaking down the Sooner chances with each player and of course updates when the Sooners receive verbal commitments. With that being said, it's time to give an overview of the state of the class of 2015 as well as predictions for who could round out this class. Currently the Sooners have 11 commitments. They are: 4 Star Rodney...

Friday Locks | Can Oklahoma State And West Virginia Cover?

Can Clint Trickett keep West Virginia within 26.5 points of Alabama? Our Friday Locks section returns to CCM where the writing staff picks against the spread. With the uncertainty surrounding the start of the season we've got a pretty good feeling about a handful of games. Get a pen and paper to take notes on just how much we don't know about college football. Rich Appalachian St. (+34.5) vs Michigan - Home Opener...August...2007...The Big House...need I say more? Alabama (-26.5) vs West Virginia - The Mountaineers have struggled since the Big 3 graduated and simply haven't had the...

2014 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 1 Day!

There's only one...more day until Sooner football 2014 takes the field!

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs At Oklahoma Football Preview | What To Look For From The Sooners Defense

Jordan Phillips will be Oklahoma's man in the middle on defense Saturday night. There are far fewer questions for Oklahoma's defense than there are for the offense and as the Sooners get ready to start the 2014 season their opening opponent is going to right into the strength of Mike Stoops' crew. Louisiana Tech will bring a power rushing attack against OU's front seven and the result could be a physical slug-fest. LA Tech running back Kenneth Dixon was a Freshman All-American in 2012 when he broke Marshall Faulk's NCAA freshman record with 27 touchdowns. Injuries resulted in 2013 being a...


Yes, I'm knocking on wood.... Last time we saw Trevor Knight, let’s admit it, we were worried. For about fifteen minutes of game time.  After that, Sooner Magic happened again. But even with the benefit of hindsight, even the most die-hard fan will have to tell you honestly that when Knight got the nod over Blake Bell, there was a steatewide gulp.  That first interception early in the game, and the feeling of "Here we go" was settled. He then proceeded to put on a show we’ve probably rewatched at least eight times.  Looking like a combination of Cam Newton and Johnny Unitas, the...

Sooner Nation Podcast | Previewing Louisiana Tech At Oklahoma Football

We less than two days away from kickoff which means it is officially time for a game preview podcast. Rich and myself will break down the offense vs. defensive match-ups for the Sooners against Louisiana Tech and give you the players that we believe must have a big game on Saturday night. Use the media player to listen to the podcast In addition we'll go down the remainder of the Big XII schedule with some thoughts and predictions as well as the same for a few of the national games also. Finally we'll end the podcast with our score predictions for Saturday night in Norman. As always,...

2014 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 2 Days!

Julian Wilson wears #2 for the Sooners Senior Julian Wilson has played in a total of 37 games, with 13 starts, in his Oklahoma football career. During that time he has recorded 59 tackles, 8 pass breakups, and 3 three interceptions (all of his INTs came in 2013). After spending the majority of his career at the safety and nickel spots, Wilson will return to the position he played in high school and line up opposite of Zack Sanchez at corner in 2014.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs At Oklahoma Football Preview | What To Look For From The Sooners Offense

The last time Oklahoma opened up the college football season with a Top 5 ranking they won a squeaker at UTEP 24-7. That was in 2012 and the Sooners were #4 in the nation. Two games later they dropped a disappointing 24-19 home game to Kansas State, ending the nation's longest home winning streak. Oklahoma has produced lackluster season opening performances in 2009, 2010, and in 2011, for 2014 to be any different they must have an effective game plan that includes the following... Control the line of scrimmage. This is the duh statement of the day but it holds true regardless. Oklahoma has...

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  • Keith Ford

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  • Jordan Evans

    Jordan Evans

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