The Sooners took on the Golden Flashes in Norman during prime time and it did not disappoint. Oklahoma got off to a slow start, but Danny Stutsman and the defense stole the show and turned things around. The offense finally gained some momentum with a connection from Dillon Gabriel to Marvin Mims just before halftime. The rest was history as the Sooners came out in the second half and scored on three straight possessions. Let’s take a look at three takeaways from game two.
Danny Stutsman was all over the place in this one. He made himself known in a big way under the lights on Saturday night. He finished the night with 12 total tackles. Four of the tackles were for a loss and one was a sack. It’s going to be fun to see this kid transform as a linebacker under Brent Venables. The Sooners have a star on their hands on defense.
Got that 𝗱𝗼𝗴 in him 😤@FbStutsman | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/one4na4DDT— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 10, 2022
Don’t Give Up On Dillon Gabriel
There’s no doubt that Dillon Gabriel was a big part of the slow start for the Sooners offense. That being said, he put together a solid game completing 21/28 through the air for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns. That now puts him at 5 passing touchdowns and 0 interceptions on the season. He also delivered on the last drive of the first half which was a big part of the Sooners pulling away in this game.
At the end of the day Dillon Gabriel is only going to get more and more comfortable under center at Oklahoma. We’ve seen what he can do at UCF, and we know what that can translate to at OU. Don’t give up on Dillon Gabriel, he is going to have a big season.
Sooners Fans, Get Used To This Type Of Game
Everyone knew with Brent Venables at the helm that Oklahoma was going to become a defensive minded team. Don’t be surprised by these slow starts on offense that still end up being a dominating win for the Sooners. This team still found a way to dominate this game while only scoring 7 points in the second half. The defense never skipped a beat on Saturday night.
I do believe that Jeff Lebby and the OU offense will continue to improve as the season continues. But, I also think it’s important to remember that this team doesn’t need to score 40 plus points every game to have a shot at winning.
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