The Moore American

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September 12, 2012

Tough road lies ahead for Sooners

(Continued)

MOORE —

“I thought we played well in the second half. I wasn’t happy with our execution the first half, run game and pass game,” offensive coordinate Josh Heupel said. “Certainly, in the second half our guys did a much better job. Handled the looks and the pressures that they received.”

Execution was OU’s “buzz” word the first two games. Simply coasting by on athletic ability isn’t going to do much to prepare them for what’s ahead.

OU coach Bob Stoops was more interested in the eight penalties for 80 yards and the first two turnovers of the season on Saturday, than winning by 56 points.

“I’m disappointed in a couple really bad penalties,” he said. “One killed the drive. Similar to a week ago, we’re getting down in scoring position and we have a penalty that we need not have that destroys the drive. The other one could have. A couple turnovers, again we’ve got to correct that and take better care of the football.”

OU now has two weeks to do those things. The first two games allowed it to ease into the season. The time to hit full stride has arrived.

After watching the Wildcats beat up on the Hurricanes on Saturday, it wasn’t hard to get the Sooners’ attention.

“We know what kind of issues they present, so we are through these two games and where we want to be and are really excited to get into conference play next week,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said.

The Sooners are 2-0. On paper, everything is going according to plan. But the soft start is over. The meat of the season has arrived.

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