BALL CARRIERS: A
This looks like a run-first bunch, and why not with all the weapons that the Sooners have? They went for 305 yards rushing on 50 carries, led by Knight and Damien Williams, but nine different Sooners carried the ball. Not only were they effective, averaging 6.1 yards a carry, but they were also secure. They had no fumbles.
PASS CATCHERS: C
On a night that Knight struggled, he didn't get a ton of help from his receivers. There were several drops, and a couple of times, receivers didn't make great adjustments on errant passes. But Jalen Saunders showed a promising connection with Knight, hauling in three passes, two of which went for touchdowns.
PREGAME VIDEO: C
The “There's Only One” videos before kickoff are usually goose-bump worthy, but Saturday's was just average. Fun highlights. Cool music. But no goose bumps.
Anyone who willing attended a game that was 100 degrees at kickoff deserves a gold star. But the folks in the upper decks on the east side and in the upper rows in the south end zone deserve something even bigger. They were still sitting in the sun at halftime. Brutal.