After not playing at all in the season opener at UTEP, Onuoha played some in the second half Saturday, recording one assisted tackle. At one point, the Sooners went with an all-freshman defensive line, with Onuoha and true freshman Charles Tapper on the ends, and redshirt freshmen Jordan Phillips and Marquis Anderson at the tackle spots.
Onuoha (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) still hasn't begun to tap his full potential.
HEUPEL: O-LINE IMPROVED IN SECOND HALF
The Oklahoma offense line was criticized for its performance in the season opener at UTEP, and co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said he thought the unit played much better in the second half than in the first Saturday against Florida A&M.
“I thought we did (played well) in the second half,” Heupel said. “I wasn't happy with our execution the first half, run game and pass game. Certainly in the second half our guys did a much better job. Handled the looks and the pressures that they received.”
The offensive line lost senior veterans Ben Habern and Tyler Evans to severe injuries before the season began.