OU Gets Ready for Ohio State By Remembering Last Year's Loss

ESPN College GameDay returning to Louisville

The Sooners haven't lost since falling 45-24 to Ohio State in Norman, Okla, 51 weeks ago.

Mayfield started this season strong, which led to a Big 12 player of the week award. This game is likely to have College Football Playoff implications.

In the end, if the Buckeyes were to lose to the Sooners but go on to win the rest of their games, finishing their conference schedule undefeated and winning the Big Ten Championship, Ohio State would nearly certainly make their return to the College Football Playoff. "I'm definitely a guy that can do that". "I love the Big 12 Conference". This year's version will arguably be more exciting than last - according to the AP Poll, we'll be treated to a matchup between the second and fifth best teams in the country.

Given the lingering stigma associated with Big 12 defenses - last week's Texas loss to Maryland and Baylor loss to Liberty didn't help - Mayfield needs a big high-profile nonconference performance against a team like Ohio State to build momentum and avoid having to play catch-up in the race again. A couple of interesting tactical adjustments opened up the floodgates, and Ohio State scored five touchdowns on its last six possessions in a 49-21 win.

"I don't think we'll talk much about the game last year", said Riley, the offensive coordinator last year who was bumped up to head coach when Bob Stoops retired. Experts around the country were talking about the Big Ten's chances to get two teams in the playoff. West Virginia also got off to a bad start, dropping its opener to Virginia Tech. UCLA is 0-5 ATS in its last five games against the SEC. Missing it once caused the conference to go on a fruitless expansion search.

The Alabama Crimson Tide typically get the job done in tough early-season tests, if not with much room to spare on the scoreboard. Barrett and Mayfield are held to an impossible standard, one that isn't validated until they hold up a national championship trophy.

Sure, they won the Sugar Bowl, they'll arrive in Columbus with the nation's longest win streak, but last season's loss to Ohio State was a wrong that was never righted. Mayfield is sharper, if that's possible. Mayfield averaged 10.2 yards per attempt (14.7 per completion) in those two seasons.




And it will be fun to see how the Oklahoma receivers do against Ohio State's secondary. "You saw it on everyone's face".

"Hey, if you scared, you don't wanna go hard?" "Without pressure there's no diamonds". Oklahoma is 11-0 since that loss.

The coaching staff constructed a more physical preseason largely to prepare for this second go-round against Ohio State. Hopefully, we'll see less petty trolling from the two teams on Twitter and more action on the field.

Oklahoma is more prepared to face Ohio State this weekend than it was previous year, which sounds odd considering the Sooners now have the youngest head coach in college football.

"O-H, I-O on our field".

Price and Elflein regularly practiced snapping after practices in past years and worked through the nuanced differences in footwork that come from the limited space in which the center gets to operate.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anderson: West Indies decider good Ashes preparation
Sep 08, 2017 - 00:33
India's Tests will start on August 1 in Edgbaston before moving to Lord's, Trent Bridge, Southampton and The Oval. Yet he retains the support of Skipper Root who has handed him another chance to stake a claim for an Ashes place.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Jose and Katia forms in the Atlantic Basin
Sep 08, 2017 - 00:32
Additional strengthening is forecast, and Jose could be near major hurricane (wind speed greater than 110 mph) strength on Friday. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Isaiah Thomas in the Wine and Gold with NBA Live 18's Demo
Sep 08, 2017 - 00:30
I can already imagine the fans of Cleveland will love him, not to jinx anything. "I'm just saying, man, I'm only human". Thomas will be the starting point guard for the Cavs next season, and he should benefit from playing alongside James .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eastern Europe must accept its share of asylum seekers, European Union court rules
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:40
The low level of relocations, the ECJ noted, was partly due to " the lack of cooperation on the part of certain member states ". Robert Fico told reporters on Wednesday " we fully respect the verdict of the European Court of Justice ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syrian government army responsible for Sarin attack
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:39
Investigators have so far been able to pinpoint who was responsible for the six remaining attacks which all occurred earlier in the conflict.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Nissan Leaf goes farther for less
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:38
Power is increased by 38 per cent compared with the outgoing model, to 110kW, while torque is up by 26 per cent to 320Nm. In performance, range and capabilities, though, there's a lot less between the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Recently released 49ers wideout lands back with Jets
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:32
Things must have gone well, because the Jets have signed Kerley to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . On a team that could use additional at receiver, Kerley has the opportunity to make an instant impact.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PSG's signing of Neymar makes a mockery of FFP, says Javier Tebas
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:31
La Liga president Javier Tebas said that PSG and Manchester City are benefiting from state aid which distorts European competitions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump agrees to Democrat deal on spending and Harvey aid
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:31
The House passed $7.4 billion for a federal disaster-relief fund Wednesday, two days before it's set to run out. If not, the government would be unable to borrow more money or pay its bills, including its debt payments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SEC teams ranked in Top 25 after Week 1 action
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:29
Elsewhere, the No. 23 Texas Longhorns suffered a shocking loss to the Maryland Terrapins in the first game of the Tom Herman era. Future Navy opponent, Notre Dame (25), is ranked in the Top 25 in the coaches' poll , while conference foe USF is 20.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China calls for halt to THAAD deployment
Sep 07, 2017 - 01:28
North Korea, meanwhile, has not ceased its daily threats to attack the United States and South Korea. South Korean local residents are protesting against the US THAAD deployment missile systems.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Madonna stuns fans with an unexpected announcement about her career
Sep 06, 2017 - 12:16
In addition to the news of her move, Madonna reveald that she's working on new music and mentioned her movie " Loved ". She added: 'This will be the next Chapter in My Book, It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point'.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vertonghen toasts Belgium's World Cup qualification
Sep 06, 2017 - 12:04
The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into the lead with a fierce shot. Estonia is fifth with eight points while last-place Gibraltar has lost all eight matches.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Much-travellled Brock Osweiler back with Denver Broncos
Sep 06, 2017 - 12:03
And then I know I've thanked [President of Football Operations/General Manager] John [Elway] up and down. The Broncos drafted the Arizona State University junior in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns amid reports of likely cabinet reshuffle
Sep 06, 2017 - 11:54
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holding an additional ministry of defense is likely to stick to only one ministry, that is finance. Also, Smriti Irani, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ananth Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad are holding two or more portfolios.