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OU Sooners bounce back with 65-10 rout of Texas A&M

By JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: November 15, 2009 at 10:41 am •  Published: November 14, 2009

NORMAN — Coming of its worst offensive performance of the year, Oklahoma came up with its best.

One week after managing just a field goal in a 10-3 loss at Nebraska, the Sooners exploded for a season scoring high Saturday to pummel Texas A&M, 65-10.

But the big question is, can the Sooners do it in Lubbock?

We knew OU could put up the points at Owen Field.

In five home games, the Sooners have scored 64, 45, 33, 42 and now 65.

But whether OU has turned the corner offensively won't be determined until next Saturday, when the Sooners play at Texas Tech.

"We still haven't shown we can go on the road and play with composure like we can at home," said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, whose unit has scored more than 20 points only once away from Norman. "And we can't move our stadium there, either."

Saturday's performance was certainly uplifting.

After a slow start, the Sooners got rolling with four touchdowns in the second quarter, then scored touchdowns on two of their first three possessions in the third.

Freshman quarterback Landry Jones bounced back off his five-interception outing by passing for a career-high 392 yards to go along with five touchdowns.

DeMarco Murray finished with arguably his finest performance of the year with 223 all-purpose yards and two scores.

All told, OU gained 640 yards of offense.

But perhaps the most encouraging turnaround statistic from last week was red-zone offense.

After bumbling away numerous opportunities to score inside Nebraska territory thanks to penalties, turnovers and overall poor execution — the major reason why OU only had three points last weekend — OU scored on six of seven red-zone possessions against the Aggies.

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