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Lightning should have stopped Oklahoma blowout

By Berry Tramel Modified: August 31, 2008 at 10:52 am •  Published: August 31, 2008
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The Sooners took it easy on Chattanooga, Chattanooga didn't make a lot of mistakes and still this score turned ridiculous.

The Mocs were noble for giving it the old college try, but what can you learn from a game like this? That DeMarco Murray is hard to grasp? That G.K. McCoy and Auston English are hard to block? That Sam Bradford is an accurate passer?

This matchup was void of dignity. OU didn't want to schedule this game and took it only because it literally could not another opponent. And the Sooners weren't alone.

Saturday was a pathetic day for college football. Ten top 25 teams played Division I-AA foes. Some of the scores weren't outrageous. Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 21. BYU 41, Northern Iowa 17. West Virginia 48, Villanova 21 (two straight games for the Mountaineers on 48). LSU 41, Appalachian State 13. Texas Tech 49, Eastern Washington 24.

Some were. South Florida 56, Tennessee-Martin 7. Ohio State 43, Youngstown State 0. Penn State 66, Coastal Carolina 10.

And the travesty at Owen Field.

And that doesn't even count the assorted Florida Internationals, Louisiana-Monroes and Florida Atlantics, which also served as top-25 fodder Saturday. Is this what future Septembers have in store for this once-glorious sport? Epic mismatches?

This was a bad Saturday in college football, and nothing was as bad as the atrocity on Owen Field.

Slideshow: OU vs Chattanooga


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