Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sooners Survive Aggies 36-30

OU started fast and finished strong but it was what happened in the middle that gave Sooner fans ulcers. After posting 277 yards and four touchdowns in the first quarter on Saturday the Sooners looked well on their way to another A&M rout, then came the second and third quarters.

After Allen Patrick ran 28 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to make the score 28-7 A&M out scored OU 17-2 in the second and third quarters to make it a 30-24 game going into the fourth. Then came A.D., Peterson ran the ball on 7 of OU’s next 10 plays, including five in a row, for 45 yards to set up an 8 yard Rhett Bomar to Travis Wilson touchdown pass to put the game out of reach.

OU is still a young team and they are still learning how to put teams away. I think the first quarter performance is an indication of what we could see out of this team in the next two seasons. The Sooners are definitely starting to walk with a swagger and are improving both offensively and defensively each week as well as finding out areas to improve on.

I like Bomar’s confidence and his presence and leadership on the field. Adrian Peterson is beginning to look more and more like the superstar he is and the offensive line is maturing with both of these guys. Travis Wilson has had a solid career at OU, he will leave as a top 10 all-time receiver. However, the new superstar receiver at OU is Malcolm Kelly. Kelly hauled in 5 catches for 118 yards. He has gone over the century mark in receiving the last two games. He and Bomar are both freshmen so look for them to hook up a lot more over the next few years.

I said this after the Nebraska game and here it is again. This team reminds me so much of the 99 squad.

Fast Facts
• The Sooners have won four in a row and are 5-1 in conference play.
• With two games left OU is 6-3 and now bowl eligible.
• Rhett Bomar had a career day completing 71% of his passes for 298 yards 1 TD and 1 INT.
• The Sooners racked up 569 net yards of offense.
• The OU defense has 14 sacks in the last two games.

My Player of the Game RB Adrian Peterson - 135 yards rushing, 2 TD’s

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