Saturday, October 3, 2009
Halftime: Oklahoma 10, Miami 7
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
MIAMI -- A few quick halftime observations:
Turning point: Jacory Harris' first interception. On his second pass attempt of the game, Harris threw an interception to Dominique Franks, who returned it 12 yards to the Sooners' 16-yard line. Oklahoma scored on the ensuing possession, and so far, that score has been the difference in the game. It gave Oklahoma the momentum early, and it wasn't the start Harris needed after a poor performance against Virginia Tech.
Stat of the half: Prior to tonight, the longest run against Oklahoma had been 15 yards. Miami running back Javarris James changed that with runs of 17 yards and 50 yards. Considering how the Hurricanes are struggling to throw the ball, they need to be able to run it, and James has proven it's possible. If they continue to do that, it should open some things up for Harris, but his offensive line has to give him time to make the throws.
Best player in the half: Franks. His interception set the tone for the game, and Oklahoma's defense has been the most impressive, as both offenses are struggling.