Sooners QB Trevor Knight played efficiently on offense against Louisiana Tech last week.
The #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners play the in-state rival Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in a battle of high scoring offenses from the Sooner State.
Oklahoma is currently the talk of the Big Twelve conference after thoroughly dominating Louisiana Tech in last week’s matchup. Tulsa may be a slightly different animal after winning against Tulane in OT.
The Sooners and QB Trevor Knight play efficient through the air but have an incredible rushing attack, with RBs Samaje Perine and Keith Ford averaging over 5.8 yards/carry and 3 combined TDs, while Alex Ross added two more TDs on the ground. The defense is one of the most stout in the league at the moment, allowing less than 250 total yards of offense and only 1.9 yards/carry against Louisiana Tech.
Tulsa’s effectiveness in the passing game is matched only by its apparent ineffectiveness stopping the run – an Oklahoma speciality. Tulsa QB Dane Evans threw for 438 yards and 4 TDs against Tulane. However, the Tulsa defense allowed 254 rushing yards on 30 carries – a full hundred yards more than them on six fewer carries.
Prediction: Oklahoma – Tulsa’s weakness plays right into Oklahoma’s strength: the running game. After scoring 5 rushing TDs and recording 183 combined rushing yards, while allowing less than 2.0 yards/carry, the Sooners should be able to dominate this game.