Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners 48 – UCLA 14 | Offensive Position Grades

M. Hofeld

matthofeld

With at least one touchdown scored in all four quarters against UCLA on Saturday night the Sooners continued their offensive onslaught on the college football world. In all the Sooners scored 48 points and racked up 611 yards of offense at a pace of 9.54 yards per snap.

Here’s how we grade out Oklahoma’s offensive positions from the UCLA game.

Quarterback

You get a pretty good sense of how the season is going when you realize that the starting quarterback has yet to play four quarters of football in any of the first three games. Hurts was spectacular once again, in another record-breaking performance, becoming the first Oklahoma football player to record at least two hundred passing yards (206) and one hundred rushing yards (141) in the first half of a game.

On the night Hurts finished 15-of-20 passing, for 289 yards and three scores, while also rushing for a team-high 150 yards and another touchdown.

Overall Position Grade: A+

Pass Catchers

CeeDee Lamb is likely the most NFL ready receiver in all of the Big 12 and Grant Calcaterra isn’t that far behind him. However, Charleston Rambo is on pace to lead the Sooners in receptions this season.

The attention given to Lamb and Calcaterra is putting Rambo in 1-on-1 situations and he’s taking full advantage of that. Nine players caught a total of sixteen passes with Rambo having nearly a third of them at five catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

Oklahoma’s pass catchers averaged nearly 19 yards per catch against UCLA (18.87) and scored three touchdowns.

Overall Position Grade: A+

Running Backs

Rhamondre Stevenson recorded the most carries for Oklahoma’s running backs with 37 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon had seven carries each, producing 62 and 51 yards. The trio combined for 150 yards with a 6.74 yards per carry average.

Overall Position Grade: A+

Offensive Line

This was the best performance for Oklahoma’s offensive line this season, in my opinion. There were two penalties on the right side of the line early on and the left side, which had faced issues through the first two weeks, didn’t draw a penalty flag until near the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter when subs came in.

Oklahoma’s offensive line was nasty and punishing against UCLA’s defensive front. It would be fair to assume the return of left guard Marquis Hayes had a lot to do with how cohesive they seemed to be.

Overall Position Grade: A+

Follow us on Twitter: @SportsHeartland

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: