SEATTLE — They say you can see Mount Rainier, some 100 miles away, on only 60 days per year. But Saturday, and ever since the Oklahoma Sooners and their fans staged an impressive crimson invasion, such a view was possible. Then the football game brought even more clarity. The Sooners took apart Washington 55-14, and this much we know. The two best college football teams so far are the Stoops Troops and that team on the other end of the Left Coast, Southern Cal. No other assumption is possible after a thrashing that ends all that road-woes talk in Soonerville. The '07 Sooners stunk in enemy territory, but the '08 Sooners were as pristine as the view of Lake Washington. This was the most scenic game in OU history, with the tailgating boats and the island hills and the Washington fir trees, all visible from ancient Husky Stadium. This is the most idyllic setting in college football. And the Sooners played a game to match. “I felt great about the attitude we carried onto the field,” Bob Stoops said. “Our players really took the field in a strong way.” OU's defense pitched a shutout until it didn't matter, leading 41-0 midway through the third quarter. OU's offense ran like Sooner teams of old. DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown each threatened the 100-yard mark in the first half, each got there in the second half and OU tailbacks combined to rush for 273 yards. Then Sam Bradford's big-play passing poured kerosene on the inferno. OU actually punted twice in the first quarter, then scored on seven straight possessions. Bradford was the key. He showed no signs of the road jitters that plagued him last season as a freshman, when he was awful at Colorado, ineffective at Iowa State and injured early at Texas Tech. In those games combined, Bradford threw more interceptions (three) than touchdowns (one). In non-road games, Bradford threw 35 TDs and just five picks. That had to change to justify any Heisman talk for Bradford and national championship chatter for his team. And change it did. Bradford was on target all night, both with his passes (he completed his final 12 passes) and his game-management. Believe it or not, Husky Stadium was loud and rowdy early. Not the greatest environment for a no-huddle team. But Bradford never got rattled and always seemed to get the Sooners in the right play. This was the kind of team performance the Sooners needed to show they indeed are to be reckoned with come January. The road proved last year that OU was not championship-worthy. National-title contenders don't lose at Colorado and monkey around with Iowa State. Of course, it's a legitimate question to ask just how bad is Washington. The answer is, pretty bad, especially on defense. In the first half, I swear, there seemed to be 10 plays where a final UW tackler saved a jail-break touchdown. Murray will watch this game tape and think he could have had a 300-yard game. In the second half, those tackles weren't made. Ryan Broyles and Jermaine Gresham produced touchdown plays of 77 and 64 yards, Broyles by twice spinning out of Husky grasps and Gresham by slinging Husky defenders out of his way. Washington wasn't good, but it was at home. Brigham Young, a 59-0 router of UCLA on Saturday, was here a week ago and got out with its life, 28-27. So 55-14 was absolutely impressive. As impressive as the scene beyond the scoreboard that blared, watch out for these Sooners. Berry Tramel: Phone — (405) 760-8080; E-mail — email@example.com; Radio — Monday through Friday, 4:40-5:20 p.m., Sports Animal network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.