DEFENSIVE SCORING: A
The Sooners were the only Big 12 team without a non-offensive touchdown, but that ended three plays into the second half, when Ronnell Lewis jumped a slant rout, intercepted Robert Griffin's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown. Then the kickoff team added a safety.
OFFENSIVE DISCIPLINE: A
Zero offensive penalties. And Kenny Stills proved he's a willing learner. Stills outraged Bob Stoops last week with a dramatic spike of the ball after a touchdown against Texas Tech, but Stills was a statue after hauling in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones.
DEFENSIVE DISCIPLINE: D
The Sooners had just three first-half penalties, but all were of the stupid variety. They ran into (Marcus Trice) or roughed (Corey Nelson) the punter twice, hit Griffin out of bounds (Quinton Carter) and got into a heated exchange as the half ended. Frank Alexander, defending teammate Jeremy Beal, appeared to throw a punch during the scrum, but a Big 12 spokesman said unless a penalty was called (it wasn't), Alexander shouldn't face a possible suspension.
The Sooners used the hurry-up offense to great success, for short-yardage first downs and drawing substitution penalties from Baylor.
PASS PROTECTION: B
Jones was well-protected in the first half, when this was a game. The only Sooner who didn't protect Jones was Stoops, who had Jones in the game with a 50-10 lead late in the third quarter. Jones took two hard hits that made you cringe for his ribs, then later was the victim of a roughing-the-quarterback penalty. Why risk injury with a 40-point lead?
NEW WRINKLES: A
The diamond formation, a fullhouse backfield with two tailbacks and fullback Trey Millard, will give OSU something else to work on this week.
TEXAS HOSPITALITY: A
The Gainesville Mall flashed a digital "Welcome, Sooners" sign just across the border, and as always at Floyd Casey Stadium, plenty of seats awaited any OU fans willing to make the trip to Waco, and somewhere around 8,000 did so.
PASS RUSH: A
The Sooners harried Robert Griffin most of the night. Tom Wort and Jeremy Beal recorded sacks, and OU never let the Baylor gunslinger get comfortable â€” or run free â€” until the game was out of hand.
OPENING SCRIPT: B
Jones threw passes on each of OU's first 11 plays, discounting a mishandled snap. That's the same kind of one-dimensional offense the Sooners opened with at Texas A&M. It set up much better results Saturday night, but why no early runs?