Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulsa Hurricane: 5 Keys to Victory

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Aug 31, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops reacts to a play in action against the UL Monroe Warwawks during the first quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Playcalling

Josh Heupel did an awesome job the first game calling the right kind of option and pass plays to allow Trevor Knight to have success. Unfortunately against West Virginia it appeared that the Sooners ran basically the same three running plays the whole game and there was not much variety. The offense needs to branch out a little bit perhaps run more option plays and play action plays to have success against Tulsa.

More players need to be involved in the offense. Jalen Saunders, Trey Millard, Sterling Sheppard, and Roy Finch were under used in the second game after all of them saw significant action in the first. There need to be more screen plays to Jalen and Roy to allow them to make plays in space and Millard needs more carries and receptions to perform at the level that he is capable of.

If Oklahoma wants to continue to have success running the ball there may need to be more running backs utilized and since Keith Ford has already played himself out of a redshirt he needs more carries. The offense will be under heavy scrutiny this game as it was unable to score effectively in the last contest. If Oklahoma expects to win this game they will need to find a way to get the offense going by utilizing more effective playcalling and getting the play makers throughout the offense the ball more.