"I really, truly do not know (why we've struggled)," OU offensive lineman Brian Simmons said. "Me personally, I love playing in front of 50, 70,000-plus who think you're not going to win. The first game, you could maybe say crowd noise, oh, we can't hear Landry, but today we could hear him fine."
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said he challenged the offense in practice earlier this week. He told them Saturday was their last chance to walk onto a hostile field and show everyone they could look just as dominant as they do on Owen Field.
Instead, they confirmed the criticism that outside of Norman, rule out scoring 60 points. With the exception of a trip to Miami and Lawrence, Kan., scoring even 20 points has, at times, looked like a near-impossible task.
"They brought the fight to us, they were more physical than us," Wilson said. "They flat-out beat us."