OU-Tech: Halftime thoughts, notes and stats
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com – @anthonyVslater
Oklahoma leads Texas Tech 24-13 at halftime in Lubbock. Here are some thoughts, notes and stats:
-The best half of the season from OU’s offense. The Sooners were smooth and balanced, passing for 175 yards, running for 76 more and scoring 24 points on only five drives.
-Landry Jones has been getting ripped for two weeks, so it’s only fair to give him some deserved credit. He looked great in the first 30 minutes, throwing for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He had nice touch on the ball and, most importantly for the Sooners, didn’t make a single mistake.
-Six Sooners had multiple receptions in the first half. Two of them are true freshman. None of them are named Trey Metoyer. Jones has spread the ball around well, but Metoyer continues to be a mysterious non-factor. The true freshman, who may have been prematurely hyped, had zero catches in the first half. Fellow true freshmen Sterling Shepard (3 for 29) and Durron Neal (2 for 28) have been far more effective.
-We can officially call Damien Williams OU’s starting running back. As it should be. The powerful and elusive back got plenty of touches throughout the first 30 minutes, carrying it seven times for 22 yards and catching four passes for 48 yards (he’s OU’s leading receiver). Dom Whaley also slid nicely into his backup change of pace role, getting two carries for 22 yards.
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