It was another exciting and/or depressing week of college football in Oklahoma. Tulsa and Oklahoma State emerged victorious, while Oklahoma stands at 1–2 for the first time since 2005. Let’s take a look at the weekend that was:


Oklahoma
Ohio State 45 — Oklahoma 24

What did we learn?
Coming into this season, could anyone imagine the talent gap that would exist between these two schools? The Buckeyes were just plain better. That “basic” defense gave the Sooners little chance to be competitive, and the offense made enough plays to force Oklahoma out of its game plan early.

OU quarterback, Baker Mayfield finished 17–32 for 226, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. One pick was returned 68 yards for a touchdown that gave the Buckeyes command early.

As Oklahoma enjoys an upcoming bye week, all eyes turn toward preparations to defend the Big 12 crown. Although the College Football Playoff appears to be out of the picture, Coach Stoops will attempt to rally his team around another conference title.


Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State 45 — Pittsburgh 38

What did we learn?
For two consecutive weeks, the Cowboys have played down to the last second. This week, however, Oklahoma State came out on top of physical Pitt. Mason Rudolph torched the Panther secondary to the tune of a school record 540 yards. James Washington accounted for 296 of those yards and 2 touchdowns, as it appeared the Cowboys would run away with the game early.

Pitt found a way (and a couple of Cowboy fumbles) to stay within striking distance by utilizing a fierce running game. The Panthers accounted for 290 yards on the ground and early in the fourth quarter found themselves in a tie game at 38–38. A two-hour lightning delay ensued, giving Mike Gundy a chance to get “a lot of coaching out of it.” When play resumed, the Cowboys Rennie Childs scored his fourth and final touchdown to give Oklahoma State the lead for good.

Although Rudolph had a massive game through the air, he was still inconsistent (26–46), especially on his intermediate throws. This, along with a still floundering run game will be key to watch as the Cowboys begin Big 12 play next week, in Waco.


University of Tulsa
Tulsa 58 — North Carolina A&T 21

What did we learn?
Tulsa (2–1) got back to their winning ways agains FCS opponent UNC A&T. The Golden Hurricane used several quick offensive strikes in the first half to eliminate any chance of an Ohio State hangover. Tulsa led 48–0 at halftime and never looked back.

Dane Evans tossed for 282 yards and three touchdowns in just three quarters, as Keevan Lucas caught all three, finishing with 119 yards receiving.

The Aggies did not score until the final minute of the third quarter, after the Tulsa defense had substituted their starters. Tulsa will play next week, at Fresno State, looking to continue their winning ways.