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Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says Sooners need to execute better

The Sooners missed blocks and couldn't catch passes against UTEP on Saturday.
by Jason Kersey Published: September 2, 2012

“You got a bunch of young guys that haven't played before, at various positions,” Heupel said of the offensive linemen and receivers. “Early in the ballgame, you saw us not use a lot of tempo. We're trying to get them into a rhythm and into the flow of the ballgame.

“The tempo got us going a little bit at times, but then we stumbled and ended up behind the chains sometimes when we were across the 50.”

When Oklahoma did attempt to speed things up in the third quarter, it resulted in some good drives but no touchdowns. The Sooners led the Miners by a field goal, 10-7, entering the fourth quarter.

METOYER NOT DISAPPOINTED

Trey Metoyer, the true freshman receiver who entered his college debut with great expectations, struggled to get open and make catches against UTEP.

He finished with four catches and 21 yards, with no receptions in the first half. Landry Jones targeted Metoyer five times in the first half, though.

“I was kind of frustrated for a moment,” Metoyer admitted. “But, hey, as coach kept on talking, we're a team. We won. Whatever I gotta do ... to win, I'm down.”

In the third quarter, he caught what initially appeared to be an impressive touchdown catch on the edge of the end zone. But he was ruled out of bounds by an official because one foot was on the boundary line.

Kenny (Stills) said he was behind me, and Kenny said he thought I was in,” Metoyer said. “I thought I was in, too, but they called me out.”