Five Takeaways From the Oklahoma Football Victory over Kansas State

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Oct 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; View of Oklahoma Sooners megaphones on the sidelines during the game against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma beat Texas 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Consistency Must Be the Sooner Mantra

The victory against Kansas State was so utterly dominating that it makes the loss to Texas the prior week that much more inexplicable. It’s probably impossible to find another college football team in the land that was so bad one week and so good the next. So the key question as the Sooners get ready to face a Texas Tech team that is third in the Big 12 in scoring offense is: Which OU team will show up?

Hopefully, the Texas debacle was a wake-up call to everyone associated with the program, a jolt back to the reality that no team in the Big 12, no matter how bad they might be playing, is going to simply roll over. Hopefully, the Kansas State victory is a return to consistency for Oklahoma. Because the only way to challenge for a title in a Big 12 conference full of great offenses is to be consistently good week to week.

Texas Tech will be ready, and if the Sooners are unable to build off the momentum from that dominating victory over Kansas State, Sooner fans may be disheartened to see inconsistency rear its ugly head again.

But, if the Sooners maintain focus and do their level best to replicate the success they had in Manhattan, good things may be ahead for the remainder of the season.