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By John Rohde Published: October 5, 2008
RB DeMarco Murray – B-minus

Doesn't appear to be his old self, which is understandable after suffering a dislocated kneecap last November. He's plenty tough (96 yards on 26 carries), but where's the flash we saw last season, which included 128 yards against Texas?

K Matt Moreland – B

Kicking with a 22-mph south wind at his back helped Moreland put three kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks and three more at the goal line. What Moreland lacks in distance he must make up for in hang time.

Rushing game - C

When it came to passing, OU could do whatever it wanted, whenever it wanted, wherever it wanted. As for the run, the Sooners' offensive line still isn't living up to its reputation. OU pounded out 217 yards, but averaged just 3.7 per rush.

LB Ryan Reynolds – A

More healthy than he's ever been, Reynolds has become a force on the field. "He's a rock, man," OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. "You can count on him in so many ways."

OU secondary – A

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin entered the game ranked No. 10 nationally in passing efficiency, and the Sooners held the Bears to 75 net passing yards. "I thought our secondary was outstanding in terms of being in position," Venables said. "They were really, really good."

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