Coming into this season, the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners had some lofty expectations. Not uncommon for the Sooners, especially coming off a College Football Playoff appearance and winning their eighth Big 12 title. But with such high expectations, faltering early can be hard to swallow. After a lackluster performance against the University of Houston Cougars, preseason hype around the Sooners had all but fallen by the wayside. But the season is not lost as the Sooners will have plenty of opportunities to rebound against high-quality opponents, namely the Ohio State Buckeyes in two weeks. But before the Buckeyes come to town, the Sooners had to face the Warhawks of the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM).
Essentially a warmup game for Ohio State, no offense ULM, the Sooners took out their week-long frustrations out on the Warhawks. It also gave them the perfect opportunity to adjust their deficiencies from their week one loss. Overpowering on offense and defense, the Sooners took advantage of their size and strength against their foe from the Sun Belt Conference, producing 640 total yards of offense. A huge improvement from their 393 total versus Houston. And while the Sooners did give up 272 yards through the air, a concern exploited by the Cougars, most of the yardage came in the second half when the starters began to find themselves on the sidelines.
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OU Sooners vs. ULM Warhawks @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 12:00:00 PM Rating: