Oklahoma Football 2022 Opponent Watch | TCU Had The Big 12’s Best Win In Week 1

Oklahoma mauled UTEP on Saturday, defeating the Miners by a final score of 45-13. It wasn’t just our first look at the Sooners in the Brent Venable era it was also the first time OU’s future opponents got to see the team on film. Oklahoma isn’t quite into the “meat of the schedule” yet. The Sooners have one more tune up game on Saturday before traveling to Lincoln to take on Nebraska.

All twelve of OU’s regular season opponents have played at least one game now this season. Through the first two weekends of the season Oklahoma’s 2022 opponents have a combined 9-5 record. Here’s a quick look at how they fared in Week 1.

Oklahoma 45 – UTEP 13 (0-2)

The Sooners racked up nearly 500 yards of total offense while the defense recorded six quarterback sacks. UTEP is now 0-2 on the season and has been outscored by a combined total of 76-26. The Miners are tied at 202nd in scoring offense at just 13 points per game.

Washington 45 – Kent State 20 (0-1)

It looks as if the Golden Flashes are just collecting paychecks to start the season. Kent State traveled to Washington last weekend and then will be in Norman this coming Saturday. The Huskies produced 525 total yards of offense against Kent State with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. throwing for 345 yards and four touchdowns.

Nebraska (1-1) 38 – North Dakota 17

Casey Thompson completed 14 of his 21 pass attempts for 193 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskers picked up their first win of the season. With Georgia Southern on the schedule, Nebraska is pretty much guaranteed to have a winning record when the Sooners come in on the 17th.

Kansas State (1-0) 34 – South Dakota 0

Adrian Martinez only accounted for 53 passing yards but the Wildcats ran the ball for nearly 300 yards as they blanked the Coyotes to start the season. Defensively KSU held SDSU to just 270 total yards of offense.

TCU (1-0) 38 – Colorado 13

The Horned Frogs pulled off the best win of the weekend for the Big 12 Conference. Former Sooner quarterback Chandler Morris went down with a knee sprain but Max Duggan was able to do Max Duggen things to guide TCU past the Buffs in Colorado.

Texas (1-0) 52 – UL Monroe 10

All you can do is play the team that is in front of you and that’s exactly what the Longhorns did. Unfortunately the team that’ll be in front of them this coming weekend is the Alabama Crimson Tide. Still though, UT looked a little more impressive than what I was expecting in the opener.

Kansas (1-0) 56 – Tennessee Tech 10

If you’ve been paying attention then you know that I’m high on the Jayhawks this season in terms of what they can accomplish compared to their recent years of being the Big 12’s doormat. That said, they’ll be thrown into the fire this weekend with a trip to Morgantown.

Iowa State (1-0) 42 – SE Missouri St. 10

The post Brock Purdy era got off with a bang as the Cyclones totally dominated SE Missouri State. Hunter Dekkers passed for 293 yards and four scores to leady the ISU offense. They’ll get to play against Iowa’s defense this weekend. They Hawkeyes produced two safeties a week ago.

Baylor (1-0) 69 – Albany 10

The Bears did just about everything they were expected to do in throttling Albany. They produced 573 total yards of offense and averaged just under nine yards (8.95) per play. Defensively they held Albany to just 87 rushing yards on 30 attempts. They’ll head to Provo this weekend for a clash with #21 BYU.

West Virginia (0-1) 31 – Pitt 38

The Mountaineers were the only Big 12 team to lose over the weekend but you can’t really kick a team for losing by one score on the road against a ranked opponent. I actually felt like WVU played above my expectations in the loss. Bryce Ford-Wheaton (9 catches, 97 yards, 2 TDs) has all-conference written all over him!

Oklahoma State (1-0) 58 – Central Michigan 44

The explosiveness of the Cowboy offense should be the story here but instead the big takeaway is the struggles on the back end of the defense. CMU quarterback Daniel Richards threw for four touchdowns, and an interception, on his way to a 424-yard passing night.

Texas Tech (1-0) 63 – Murray State 10

Backup quarterback Donovan Smith replaced an injured Tyler Shough and threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns as the Red Raiders completely dominated Murray State in every facet of the game.

2022 Oklahoma Football Schedule
Sat, Sep 3vs UTEP3:30 PMFOX
Sat, Sep 10vs Kent State7:00 PM
Sat, Sep 17Nebraska12:00 PMFOX
Sat, Sep 24vs Kansas StateTBD
Sat, Oct 1TCUTBD
Sat, Oct 8vs Texas *TBD
Sat, Oct 15vs KansasTBD
Sat, Oct 29Iowa StateTBD
Sat, Nov 5vs BaylorTBD
Sat, Nov 12West VirginiaTBD
Sat, Nov 19vs Oklahoma StateTBD
Sat, Nov 26Texas TechTBD

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