Last season, the Sooners scored 91 first-quarter points, 64 in the first seven games.
“At the end of the day, we've got to do a better job as players and staff of starting fast,” Heupel said. “It's going to be critical in this ballgame. You certainly don't want them to get off to a fast start and us struggle offensively.”
RECEIVERS BLOCKING WELL
While Sooners' wide receivers haven't made the kind of plays, especially downfield, as they would like, the group has been blocking well.
That was evident most on Sterling Shepard's 10-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter of Saturday's 34-19 win over Kansas.
Jalen Saunders blocked JaCorey Shepherd twice as Shepard took his time to let the play develop in front of him.
“They're scrambling and they're fighting like crazy,” co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said. “It's not always pretty, but I think when you turn the film on, they are playing really hard. That's the thing we're most proud of right now, and we know that better things are coming with this offensive team because of the way we practice and the effort we give on gameday.”
“Yes, along with a whole lot of other things. I am old. Relatively old I guess. Relatively.”
Bob Stoops, on if coaching against Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who played for the Red Raiders early in Stoops' Oklahoma career, made him feel old.
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