Early in the game, OU sent out a Tweet noting that refunds would be given for viewers who had trouble watching the webcast on SoonerSports.TV.
Fox Sports Oklahoma spokesman Ramon Alvarez said it “affected only a small number of users” and the pay-pay-per view broadcast was not affected.
OU’s broadcast team of Ron Thulin, Dave Lapham and Chad McKee turned in a solid broadcast. Lapham, a former Cincinnati Bengals lineman, produced his usual colorful description in the Sooners’ easy win.
On Keith Ford’s 22-yard touchdown run for the first score: “He’s a violent, downhill runner. He runs in an angry state of mind. He reminds me of Corey Dillon.”
On Jordan Evans’ early ejection for targeting, Lapham agreed with the call: “He left his feet and with both feet airborne, went helmet to helmet. It’s definitely targeting.”
On the Sooners blocking a 51-yard field goal attempt: “That’s what happens on long field goals. A lot of times you lose trajectory. You don’t hit the wedge. You hit the 7-iron.”
After Alex Ross’ second touchdown run: “They’ve had two touchdowns runs where nobody has laid a finger on them, obliteration! The offensive line is dominating.”
During breaks, McKee was busy interviewing numerous OU coaches, including women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale, and athletic director Joe Castiglione.
Thulin expected OU fans would be wondering why starting quarterback Trevor Knight was in late in the game and noted that the Sooners had injury issues at quarterback.