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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Oklahoma trying to roll the Noles

By David Ubben

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma struggled on both sides of the ball in Week 1. Oklahoma is dominating on both sides of the ball in Week 2.

The Sooners have scored touchdowns on all four possessions -- three from Landry Jones' passes of at least 18 yards -- and lead, 27-7 in the second quarter after a missed extra point.

Oklahoma needed to put pressure on Christian Ponder to slow the Seminoles offense, which can be just as efficient. They've done that. Ponder is just 5-of-9 for 60 yards, and has been sacked three times. He's also been hit several times, including a big shot from safety Tony Jefferson that took Ponder's feet out from under him.

Florida State has moved the ball (116 total yards) outside of a three-and-out on one possession deep in its own territory, but Oklahoma has made it obvious the Seminoles will need plenty more points to stop the Sooners' 31-game home winning streak.

They'll probably be waiting a little bit longer for those points.

Oklahoma has the ball again with a three-touchdown lead and under six minutes to play in the half.

Another score before halftime would officially turn this thing into a rout. A big play by the defense and a score before half would keep Florida State in the game. The Seminoles will get the ball to begin the second half.