Game ball goes to: Running back DeMarco Murray—He had the first two touchdowns of the game, a 76-yard scoring reception on a swing pass and a 13-yard rushing touchdown, 182-yard all-purpose outing. He racked up 120 receiving yards and a touchdown on six catches to go along with his 13 carries for 63 yards and a score in the rushing attack.
Play of the game: The Sooners’ first score, a simple screen pass from quarterback Landry Jones to Murray, turned into a 76-yard touchdown as Murray sprinted down the sideline past the Baylor secondary to put up OU 7-0. Murray showed a great burst of speed in outracing everyone on defense.
It was over when: Freshman running back Roy Finch put OU up three scores at 21-0 late in the first quarter on an impressive 8-yard touchdown run where he kept his balance after it appeared he was going down around the five yard line. Baylor answered moments later, but OU still had most of the momentum, and the Bears were behind too far early to have a legitimate chance to come back.
Surprise of the game:How quickly OU was in complete command of this game. Given the magnitude of OU’s recent struggles on the road, for Baylor to never truly be in this one with a talented quarterback in Robert Griffin and solid offense is fairly shocking, even with OU’s historical success in Waco.
The biggest thing we learned: Jones and the Sooners really can play effectively on the road. Whatever was missing, whether it was a mindset, preparation or just not getting breaks from time to time, they proved they can do it.
The biggest concern: Can OU do it twice in a row? The Sooners will have their hands full with Oklahoma State next week. So, will this road team show up, or will the one everyone’s seen the rest of the season arrive in Stillwater next week?
Streak count: 19 straight wins over the Bears for the Sooners, who have never lost to Baylor and are a perfect 19-0
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