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OU happy with faster start, Mayfield says film preparation led to success

In the first two weeks of the college football season, it took the Oklahoma Sooners a while in each of their games to get going offensively. Against Akron they turned it on late second quarter. Last week in Knoxville, it took until the mid-fourth quarter to see production.

Saturday against Tulsa, the offense finally sparked right out of the gate taking a 31-10 first half lead at one point. Despite being a little slowed mid-game, the offense was still able to get the win thanks to being in the film room the week prior.

"They came out and gave us what we saw on film. And I mean...when you get that, that obviously makes you happy because you game plan all week and that stuff against the scout team defense like that,” said Baker Mayfield, OU Junior Quarterback. “When they came out and they were playing their coverage, we just took advantage. Tried to get the ball out pretty quickly with our young o-line that we had in there. We took advantage of the quick opportunities to get it out and then when they dropped back into coverage I took advantage of that too."

"I think the group had an edge about them even after winning last week. We were obviously excited to win and beat Tennessee, but offensively we did not play anywhere near how we expect to play around here. And they had a good edge about them this week. We took some strides and we're going to have to do it again here in the bye week," said Lincoln Riley, OU Offensive Coordinator.

As Riley said, the sooners have a bye this coming week, allowing them to iron things out in preparation for the start of conference play against West Virginia October 3rd.
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