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OU Football News - Page Two


test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with free/partially free posts from OU pay sites plus a few other odds and ends)


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops: We should have a healthy backup QB, but Blake Bell will be ready if needed

(by Ryan Gerbosi) Oklahoma started its season as well as it could’ve hoped, cruising to an easy 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech. OU coach Bob Stoops addressed the media Monday ahead of this week’s road matchup with Tulsa. On what he saw in the Louisiana Tech game: Stoops: "I was...Read more

Trench Warfare | Oklahoma vs. Louisiana Tech (1st Half)

(by JY) Right off the bat, it’s a swing pass to Alex Ross out of the backfield. The receivers did a really nice job blocking this on the edge, and Alex is off to the races...literally... Before this game I had heard stories about how fast Alex was, but he caught this thing on the...Read more

Former 5-Star RB Goes Off in Win

Running back Keith Ford scored touchdown runs of 22 and five yards in the first quarter. It marked his first career multi-touchdown game and was his second and third career touchdowns. He ran for 51 yards on nine carries with two touch-downs. Ford also recorded the first four...Read more w/video

Stoops not surprised OSU and WVU challenged top five teams

(by Joey Helmer) Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops has been very vocal in recent days about the Big 12 being able to compete with the SEC, and a West Virginia team that many thought would get blown out again supported that statement in a tough 33-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama last...Read more

Monday presser central: week two live thread

NORMAN, Okla. -- OU head coach Bob Stoops is on the podium to reflect on last weekend's 48-16 season-opening victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and move forward to this week's contest against Tulsa...Read more

Take 3: Bell ready to be backup QB

(by Bob Przybylo) Every Monday afternoon during the football season OU coach Bob Stoops has his weekly press conference. Sooners Illustrated will give you the three most important things to take from the session. Game No. 2: at Tulsa (1-0). Take No. 1: OU played a clean game. Won't...Read more

Bob Stoops Weekly Presser (La Tech/Tulsa)

It's Monday which means Bob Stoops will be holding his weekly press conference. Which also means we’ll be here to recap things as they happen for you...Read more

Stoops: Young Running Backs Were 'Excellent'

(by Kevin Flaherty) One of the question marks heading into the season was whether Oklahoma would be able to replace all of the departed production at running back. And after an opener against Louisiana Tech that saw Semaje Perine, Keith Ford and Alex Ross combine for more...Read more

Przybylo: Just one more thing

(by Bob Przybylo) Before we turn the page to Tulsa and Game 2 for Oklahoma, let's take one more look at the week that was. Let's look at just one more thing. OU is a team of interchangeable parts: If you were able to keep track of all the substitutions the Sooners made Saturday, go...Read more

First Look: Tulsa

(by Justin Hite) The first look at Tulsa will be a look up in the air. Although along with the 38-31 victory in the season opener against Tulane has to be the fact that Tulsa went to double overtime with Tulane, which won just 11 games in a four-year span prior to last season...Read more

Oklahoma's RB trio dominates Louisiana Tech

(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN -- In the old wishbone days at Oklahoma, Barry Switzer's teams often would have three or more backs put up big numbers. The fourth-ranked Sooners went old school with a twist in their 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. Samaje Perine, Keith...Read more

ScoopHD presents Sights & Sounds: Louisiana Tech

(by Eddie Radosevich) Shortly after six o'clock a familiar sound began to echo throughout Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The anticipation built. And kept building until the 2014 edition of the Oklahoma Sooners emerged through the southeast tunnel of Owen Field...Read more w/video

OU tidbits: La Tech

(by Bob Przybylo) Putting a nice bow on Oklahoma's 48-16 win against Louisiana Tech with some tidbits. Shepard surpasses his father: Junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard didn’t just catch his first touchdown of the season in the first quarter. With the yards on the catch, he jumped...Read more

JY's Initial Thoughts On OU/La Tech

Hello Brainiac Brethren! Man, am I ever glad football is back. I wanted to apologize for not being around for the in game thread. I had done the PPV since I'm up here in Chicago, and I didn't get it to load until halfway through the second quarter. Needless to say I was ticked...Read more

Paul Finebaum Pokes Fun At Bob Stoops After... Iowa State’s Loss

(by Matt Lombardi) ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum is pretty open about his bias towards the Southeastern Conference - heck, he wrote a book titled "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference" about it. And apparently that means that when someone else in the industry...Read more

OU vs. LA Tech 1st Half Bullet Notes

(by Super K) What a change just in terms of offensive style. Two years ago we seemed to be in 10 personnel almost exclusively. Now? I dont think I recall one time when we were in 10 personnel ... even on obvious passing downs. The move to bigger sets with multiple hybrid players is complete...Read more

Tulsa-Oklahoma game to be aired on ABC

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa-Oklahoma football game next Saturday has been chosen as an ABC split national game with a reverse mirror on ESPN2. The game will kick-off from Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium at 11:00AM CDT/Noon EDT. Part of the country will see the Oklahoma...Read more

Tulsa savoring season-opening thriller

(by Kelly Hines) Despite getting only two-and-one-half hours sleep the previous night, Bill Blankenship was in a good mood Friday. And why shouldn't he be? His University of Tulsa team turned a 21-7 deficit into a 38-31 victory Thursday night, outlasting Tulane in a double...Read more

Real McCoy: There's so much more to Bucs star

(by Ira Kaufman) TAMPA -- At the University of Oklahoma, he arrived at a men's basketball game dressed as Cupid on Valentine’s Day, complete with wings on his back. When he was drafted by the Buccaneers, he hugged Roger Goodell so hard, the NFL commissioner thought he might fall off...Read more

Steelers finalize 53-man roster

(by Mark Kaboly) Landry Jones did just enough not to get called Saturday. The Steelers cut 22 players to get down the NFL-mandated 53, and Jones, last year's fourth-round pick, wasn't among them. Jones threw for 224 yards in three preseason games and didn't lead the Steelers on...Read more

No. 4 Sooners make statement in win over La Tech

(by Andrew Gilman) NORMAN -- Let us no longer wonder or worry or question why Oklahoma starters are playing late into games. It happened Saturday in the season opener against Louisiana Tech. It will happen until the moment the jury of college football's playoff selection committee...Read more w/video

OU defense gets plenty of work for entire depth chart

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was pleased with how his defense performed in the Sooners' 48-16 victory against La. Tech on Saturday night. The Sooners held the highly heralded Kenneth Dixon and the Bulldogs to 54 yards rushing and just 245 total offensive yards...Read more w/video

Gastelum came in when it all went wrong for OU

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Gastelum had played in a big game at least one time before. He saw significant action in OU's Bedlam win against Oklahoma State -- the win that vaulted OU into the Sugar Bowl last year. He'd gleaned as much as he could from that...Read more w/video

OU running backs stand out in season opener

(by RJ Young) No. 4 ​Oklahoma handled business in its season-opener against La. Tech at Memorial Stadium, and the running backs led the way. The Sooners dropped the Bulldogs 48-16 on Saturday night to continue where they left off after winning the Sugar Bowl last January...Read more w/video

No. 4/3 Oklahoma Runs over Bulldogs, 48-16

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma entered Saturday night's game ranked as high as No. 3 and the Sooners showed why, rolling up 436 yards of offense in a 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech in front of 85,063 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. In his first career start...Read more

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