C Youngstown neutrality.
Ron Stoops Jr. was at the game, sporting a Cardinal Mooney shirt. He and Bo Pelini are fast friends, but blood is blood.
A Kevin Wilson.
The OU offensive coordinator called a particularly interesting game. He hit Nebraska with two reverses among the first nine snaps, and Sam Bradford darted 13 yards on a first-quarter quarterback draw. NU's defense was on its heels.
B Pass rush.
The Sooners only sacked Joe Ganz once (Frank Alexander did the honors) but kept the NU quarterback on the run quite a bit.
D OU-Nebraska rivalry.
The only salvation was the halftime introduction of the 1971 players. Otherwise, this ancient series took another step back, to the 1996-97 days of 73-21 and 69-7 Husker routs.
B Running game.
Bob Stoops seemed to order a scaled-back offense after OU's 35-point first quarter, but the Sooners still ran the ball with effectiveness. OU tailbacks combined for 172 yards on 35 carries, an average of 4.9 yards.