What we learned from the Sooners: Week Two

The Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 33-3 in a game where the Sooners’ offense took almost an entire half to finally get going. Thanks to a much better second half, it ended up being a solid win and should give the team confidence going into their first road game of the season against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sep. 17. Here is what we learned from the Sooners in week two.

The offense cannot get off to a slow start in Lincoln:

Yes, the Cornhuskers are 1-2, and they just fired their head coach Scott Frost on Sunday. However, Nebraska’s offense has actually played well, averaging 36 points per game. It will be the best offense that Oklahoma has faced so far. The Sooners’ offense will need to get off to a fast start against Nebraska to prevent the crowd from getting into it.

Danny Stutsman is the leader of the defense:

Stutsman is only a sophomore, but the 6-foot-4, 238 pound linebacker is making his presence known. “Wisdom is the application of knowledge, right? So, he’s taking the knowledge he’s learning, and he’s really applying it to his game,” Venables said. Stutsman is leading the team with 21 tackles. He had 12 total tackles against Kent State, along with one sack.

Oklahoma has a lot of weapons in the passing game:

It’s obvious that Marvin Mims is the go-to receiver, but Dillon Gabriel was able to spread the ball all around. Oklahoma compiled 21 receptions total to 10 different receivers against Kent State. The Sooners are going to need to continue that kind of production as the season goes on.

The Oklahoma Sooners travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

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