Defensive secondary: D
Oklahoma gave up too many big plays, and if Utah State quarterback Diondre Borel was a bit more accurate, the secondary just might've gotten the Sooners beat. A late interception by Jamell Fleming kept the secondary from a failing grade.
Against a bad opponent and on a beautiful day, you'd think some Sooner fans might've taken a pass on the opener. But no. There was a sellout crowd of 85,151. What's more, most stayed to the end and were rowdy when the Sooners needed them. A bunch even applauded for the Utah State players as they left the field.
Landry Jones: C-
The Sooner quarterback made too many bad throws and too many bad decisions. Much of the problem the three times he was sacked, for example, was Jones holding onto the ball too long. There were times that he locked in, but those times were too few and far between.
Pre-game ceremony: B
Chalk it up to opening day, but one of the Ruf-Neks shot his gun early on "Oklahoma!" and the Sooners' entry, which is supposed to come right after the intro video, was delayed at least three minutes. Got to clean that up, folks.
Intro video: A+
Listen, there's just about nothing cooler than the "There's Only One" intro video, but this year's seems particularly good. Spencer Tillman doing much of the voiceover is part of the reason why. He's super smooth.
Kicking game: A-
The Sooners' biggest concern coming into the season was far from a train wreck. No missed extra points. No missed field goals. Several big kickoffs and punts. Granted, Patrick O'Hara's 32-yard field goal was a knuckleballing line drive, but it was good nevertheless.
Offensive line: B-
The OU front was solid for the most part, giving Jones time to throw and DeMarco Murray room to run. It had a few too many penalties, though, and still seems to be looking for the right mix.