Oklahoma looking pedestrian
October, 3, 2009
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
MIAMI -- With Sam Bradford on the sideline in a hat, T-shirt and shorts, Oklahoma doesn't exactly have the look of a team that finished runner-up for the national title a year ago. Yes, Oklahoma is very good, and Landry Jones is doing a respectable job in the injured Bradford's absence, but the No. 8 team in the nation also looks beatable -- especially if the Canes cut down their penalties and turnovers this half.
Oklahoma's defense has done a good job of pressuring Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, but it's not getting away with a shutout today. Jimmy Graham's touchdown reception were the first points the Sooners have allowed in nine quarters (since giving up the game-winning touchdown to BYU with 3:03 left in the season opener). Remember, BYU is the same team that got thumped by a struggling Florida State team this year. If you subscribe to that logic, Miami can keep this lead.
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