Sooner Football: Five Takeaways From Oklahoma’s Bedlam Victory

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Nov 28, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (left) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Rushing Attack Is Hitting on All Cylinders

Once again, Oklahoma’s rushing attack was outstanding, as the Sooners rolled up 350 rushing yards. Samaje Perine continued his hot streak, contributing 132 yards and two TDs. Not to be outdone, Joe Mixon, the lightning to Perine’s thunder, added 137 rushing yards and two TDs as well. Baker Mayfield  added 81 yards and one rushing touchdown to the Sooners’ ground assault.

Simply put, Oklahoma’s rushing attack is firing on all cylinders. It is clear that Lincoln Riley has figured out how to integrate the talents of Oklahoma’s great running back tandem into his version of the Air Raid, resulting in an absolutely lethal offense that can attack opposing defenses by air or land. Arguably, there is no team in college football playing with such balance right now. Since the Texas game, Oklahoma has rushed for no less than 230 yards in every game.

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