4. Oklahoma 63, Florida Atlantic 14
Yeah … about that losing Baker Mayfield thing.
So far, whatever.
This is a loaded Oklahoma team that just so happened to lose an all-timer of a quarterback, but Kyler Murray showed off his creativity and upside, hitting 9-of-11 passes for 209 yards and two scores, and backup Austin Kendall took target practice by connecting on eight of ten throws.
It’s exactly what you wanted to see if you’re a Sooner fan.
This really is a good Florida Atlantic team, and it really does have the talent to win the Conference USA title again. But the Sooner roared from the start and never let it be a game.
This wasn’t easing into the season. This was blowing up the offense with a sharp passing attack, and getting what it needed out of the O line, blasting away for 316 yards on the ground with 100 yard and two scores from Rodney Anderson on just five carries.
But it was the official grand opening of Murray as the starter that was the difference. He unleashed the deep ball, he was accurate, and he was in total command. With UCLA up next, OU is in midseason form.