Bob Stoops to team after comeback: Everybody gets a game ball

Bridging the end of regulation with the extra stanzas, Oklahoma finished the game with four touchdowns on as many possessions. Live streaming online coverage can be seen by cable and satellite subscribers using the WatchESPN/ESPN3 broadband sports network.


“It’s a great opportunity for us to show the nation what we’re made of”, Tennessee safety Brian Randolph said. Our fans have been to Notre Dame and Florida State in the last few years, as well as their fans here.

The Volunteers, meanwhile, have lost 28 of their last 29 games against ranked teams and are 2-34 versus the AP top 25 teams since 2008.

As the Oklahoma Sooners head to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers, both teams are in different places than a season ago.

The Oklahoma Sooners may have had the most impressive win in the second week of college football action, playing against the Tennessee Volunteers.

The improbable nature of Oklahoma’s victory had Sooners coach Bob Stoops comparing it to a 35-31 triumph over Texas A&M during the 2000 national championship season. “It’s always full”. Tennessee DB coach Willie Martinez, a former Sooners assistant, returned after a one-game suspension for recruiting violations….

Oklahoma senior linebacker and team captain Eric Striker had quite a knack for creating headlines this week.

After hearing Stoops fire up his team after the game like that, giving everyone the game ball, I’m surprised they weren’t ready to go back onto the field and play another two halves of football. “Yes, that’s true. I’m not gonna say, ‘No, I don’t feel that way.’ I still feel the same way”.

Oklahoma trailed 17-0 early and 17-3 for much of the game before a late comeback helped force overtime.

When asked, Butch Jones said he never considered going for it.

As sweet as the win was for Oklahoma, it was equally bitter for Tennessee. The freshman from Freedom Excessive product scored on a 76-yard landing reception and totaled 115 yards on 5 catches in a 41-Three rout of Akron. O’Brien is not listed on the Vols depth chart headed into this weekend’s game against Western Carolina. Tennessee LB Curt Maggitt suffered an apparent hip injury in the first half…. This UT offense got most of the work done on the ground with nearly 400 yards rushing (399).


QUALITY QUARTERBACKS: Although Kamara and Hurd ran wild last week, the key to slowing down Tennessee’s offense is containing quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who ran for 89 yards against Bowling Green. “They want to do everything through him and his ability”. Baker Mayfield looked like a strong option for the starting quarterback job, throwing for 388 yards and three touchdowns which broke a record once held by Sam Bradford. Those first points, that 19-yard Aaron Medley field goal with just over five minutes gone in the game, will be questioned for days to come, maybe longer, even if they gave the Vols the first points of the night. In a game that’s projected as a virtual toss-up, the Vols need Medley to return to his usual form.

Sooners player says Butch Jones told him to 'have some damn class'