Oklahoma is solid because of the Sooners huge win at Ohio State last weekend; a game that listed them as a 7.5 point underdog to the Buckeyes. "This win is no more significant for us than last week". The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 229.5 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 253 yards and one touchdown. True Freshman Trey Sermon had 87 total yards including a touchdown reception. Earlier on Monday morning, OU head coach Lincoln Riley defended his star player's celebration on the Big 12 teleconference.
Maybe it should. But those defensive backs did get better as the IN game went on. "We just stayed in it". We competed at a high, high level. "In those years we averaged 55 plays (per game)".
The good news for Ohio State's inexperienced defensive backs is that he won't throw 65 times like Indiana's Richard Lagow did when he passed for 410 yards last week in a 49-21 OSU win.
"The term "game ready" is used quite often around here", Meyer said. But because we have to make a choice, Jackson gets the edge.
"He understands I've been here before", Barrett said.
Oklahoma avenged the Buckeyes' 45-24 win in Norman past year. Ronald Jones showed once again why he is, in fact, a dude; RoJo rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Would the guy who's gunning for a national championship each season intentionally put the inferior choice on the field?
Baker Mayfield celebrates with teammates after Oklahoma defeated Ohio State on Saturday. They totally manhandled a good Auburn squad sacking quarterback Jarrett Stidham 11 times and allowing Auburn only two first half field goals.
The USC Trojans are back to where they started the season - fourth in the country - after an impressive home win against Stanford. Perhaps Barrett will never return to the production and consistency he displayed under Tom Herman, but his offensive coordinator isn't doing him any favors. "Nobody points fingers. Own up to it and get to work tomorrow".
MARYLAND 63, TOWSON 17: In College Park, Maryland, Kasim Hill threw two touchdown passes in his starting debut, Ty Johnson ran for two long scores and the Terrapins cruised past their in-state foe. The rest of the top 10 includes No. 6 Washington, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 Florida State. The Sooners will move up in the AP Top 25 but have some tough games left in the regular season, including three against now ranked teams - at No. 19 Kansas State on October 21, at No. 11 Oklahoma State on November 4, and at home a week later against No. 23 TCU. Receivers had trouble getting open and when they did, Barrett couldn't get the ball into their hands.
"He's had that opportunity", Meyer said, "and will continue to have that opportunity". Showing a lot of hubris-or ambiguous language skills-he said, "I know a year ago, for their win, it was like the Super Bowl". "It's part of the system and a group that have to get better.We've got to get the damn thing fixed, and we will".