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By Jake Trotter Modified: August 31, 2008 at 10:52 am •  Published: August 31, 2008

“The pace was good, I think we caught them off-guard a couple of times,” Johnson said. “With this offense, the no-huddle, the spread, I feel like we're going to be able to get a lot of guys open.”

Sophomore running back DeMarco Murray also appeared to thrive with the quick pace, rushing for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

As important, Murray proved he's past the kneecap injury that sidelined him for the spring and limited his practice time in the fall.

On a revealing 49-yard run, Murray found a seam up the middle then cut back to his left so sharply a Moc defender fell to the ground.

Even though Chattanooga provided no obstacle, Saturday's no-huddle was an impressive juxtaposition to the Red-White spring game, in which Bradford and the offense struggled to find rhythm in the hurry-up.

If the Sooners can maintain the same pace and execution against better competition over the next two weeks, this offense — with its vast array of options — could be special by Texas.

“It's going to gives us a chance to have more snaps, and the more snaps we have the more opportunities we're going to have to score,” Bradford said. “I think this new tempo will give us a chance to score more points.”

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