OU Sooners vs. Tulane Green Wave @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma Sooners were back in the safe confines of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to take on the Tulane Green Wave after their dismantling of the Ohio State Buckeyes in a hostile environment in Columbus, OH.  Coming off of such a highly-anticipated, revenged-fueled victory, some teams cannot find that same drive the following week, but the Sooners offense did not miss a beat, scoring 56 points in their second straight home game.  The defense did not have the same initial success as the offense, giving up two touchdowns in the opening quarter, but much like the offense, the defense stiffened up and held the Green Wave scoreless until two late, meaningless touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Baker Mayfield was Baker Mayfield for the third straight week, throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns.  Junior college transfer Marquise Brown led the Sooners in catches with six for a staggering 155 yards, while true freshman CeeDee Lamb corralled four receptions for 131 yards and two scores.  No Sooner running back broke 100 yards against the Green Wave, though Abdul Adams was seven yards short of the century mark and the Sooners ran for a team total of 197 yards.  Through three games, there's no denying that the Sooners have one of the most potent offenses in the nation, especially when No. 6 is in command.
It's still too early to say what this Sooner team is capable of, but after a dominating performance in Columbus, it's hard to deny that these Sooners are contenders, not pretenders.  With games against Oklahoma State in Stillwater and a visit by the Horned Frogs in back to back weeks in November, the sky is the limit for the Sooners and they can control their destiny for the College Football Playoff.  But let's be real here, a win in Stillwater will always be hard to come by and TCU has played Oklahoma tough in Norman as far back as I can remember.  Also, as woeful as they have looked at times, the Longhorns from Austin have played spoiler for OU more than I would like to admit.  I'm just saying, there's a lot more football to be played but if the Sooners can keep putting up their video game numbers, not many teams can compete and they'll win a lot of games this year.  Hopefully enough to win the Big 12 and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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OU Sooners vs. Tulane Green Wave @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK OU Sooners vs. Tulane Green Wave @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on September 20, 2017 Rating: 5
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