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On the other hand, Oklahoma played UTEP.

The team and the program Oklahoma was a year ago at this time has changed.

The game's total sits at 64.5 and this also makes flawless sense to me. OR gained more than 700 yards in its season opener. We've had some accuracy issues with J.T., but also the receivers. He accounted for 365 total yards in the game, bringing his career total to 9,211 yards, a school record. These two met past year in Oklahoma, with the Buckeyes getting a 45-24 win.

The Buckeyes, who are the No. 2 ranked team in the country, defeated in 49-21 in their season-opener on Thursday.

-DE Tyquan Lewis opened the season with two sacks at Indiana. Despite going undefeated with enormous numbers in Big 12 play, the performance against the Buckeyes, and the 1-2 hole Oklahoma started in, made catching up to Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson impossible. In that affair, Ohio State struggled to get anything going in the first half but turned on the jets and blew out in in the second. Tight ends are typically covered by linebackers, but Ohio State may elect to use or involve a safety to defend Andrews or Calcaterra.

The stakes rise a bit in Week 2, headlined, of course, by a visit from Oklahoma to face Ohio State on Saturday night (7:30 ET, ABC) and rivalries are rekindled in Pennsylvania and Iowa.

Baker Mayfield doesn't want to hear it, but the Ohio State game is bigger than him or Oklahoma. OU's revamped backfield hasn't proven itself yet, and the Buckeyes rolled up 291 yards rushing in Norman a year ago.

Neither side is buying into the narrative, though, that just because the Buckeyes rolled previous year at Oklahoma they are a shoo-in to win this one in the Horseshoe.

Feeling the flames: Issues with air quality created by ongoing wildfires in OR may have an impact on games this weekend involving Nebraska and Minnesota. His emergence is critical now that last year's Biletnikoff Award victor, Dede Westbrook, is with the Jacksonville Jaguars. And that's something we talked about during camp. We've never been here for a team to sing their fight song on our field. "Quite frankly, it's just embarrassing".

Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley turned 34 on Tuesday. "I don't honestly believe that will be a huge factor in this one".

"Tyrrell worked really hard to earn that job and went out and played really, really well, " Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said. "That will be our main focus". The Buckeyes' passing game didn't get on track until the second half.

If anybody can get a push on Ohio State's mighty front, it might be the Sooner line, but we don't yet know much about Sooner running backs and whether they'll be able to take advantage.

Ohio State has a tough conference schedule this year, having to play both Penn State and Michigan State at home and Michigan on the road, with the Nittany Lions and Wolverines now ranked fourth and eighth in the AP Poll, respectively. "It's all about right now".

The turnover battle - It's important in every game, obviously, but it played a critical part in the meeting between the two in the 2016 game, and with two explosive offenses that can be tough to contain, turning the ball over is something that neither team can afford to do. "That's the thing when you see guys like that that bothers you".

Fifteen players have earned top-10 finishes three times. "There's a lot we have to fix, but this is why we prepare". Oklahoma dominated all aspects of the win, as the Sooners posted 676 yards of offense while allowing just 167 to UTEP. Mayfield completed his first 16 passes and finished 19 of 20 for 329 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in one half. Five of Andrews' catches went for first downs, including a 45-yard gain on a third-and-8 in the second quarter.

"You look at the mistakes you made in every single game as an individual". Either way, though, the Sooners have one of the best offensive lines in college football.

It's highly unlikely the Sooners forgot about that loss, so they'll be very eager to march into the Horseshoe and return the favor against the Buckeyes.

But we could stand to learn a little more about the Buckeyes' secondary. Ohio State (420 yards passing surrendered against Indiana) is the team facing question marks here. "Thirty-eight plays of no gain or lost yardage".



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