Sooners Smash Seminoles

NORMAN, Okla.-- So much for Florida State snapping the streak.

The OU offense got rolling early and often, and the Sooners blasted the Seminoles 47-17 Saturday afternoon in front of 85,630 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, running their home win streak now to 32 games.

"Today was pleasing, I guess, overall," said OU head coach Bob Stoops. "It's exciting to come out in a big atmosphere like that and again we have great, great respect for the tradition and history of Florida State."

The Sooners delivered the first blow, as quarterback Landry Jones came out slinging the ball all over the field, going 7-for-9 for 77 yards on the opening drive of the game in commanding OU to a 7-0 lead, as running back DeMarco Murray finished it off with a 1-yard touchdown run.

But the Seminoles quickly battled back, marching 71 yards in just less than five minutes to tie it up at seven apiece when running back Jermaine Thomas capped it off with a 1-yard touchdown score of his own.

OU, though, wasted no time in regaining the lead, driving 80 yards in nine plays on a drive that spanned 3:41, and wide receiver Ryan Broyles caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jones to make it 14-7.

FSU couldn't get anything going on its next possession, and the Sooners made them pay minutes later, as Jones tossed his second touchdown pass of the day, this time a 36-yarder to wide receiver Cameron Kenney, who found the end zone after making the catch a couple yards out.

"Cameron Kenney, in both games so far, has stepped up and made some nice big plays," Stoops said.

The Sooner defense again stiffened up with the Seminoles driving, forcing a punt, and that's when Jones picked up his third touchdown pass of the afternoon, hitting tight end James Hanna for a 46-yard strike to make it 27-7.

And Murray gave the Crimson and Cream a 34-7 advantage, one it would carry into halftime, with his second 1-yard touchdown scamper with less than a minute remaining in the first half.

"We got into a rhythm in the second quarter," Jones said. "The guys on the perimeter made some great plays for us. The offensive line did a really good job of protecting me. I feel all night, not just the second quarter, we played good as an offense."

Jones threw his fourth touchdown toss when he hit tight end Trent Ratterree for his first career touchdown pass, a 7-yard reception, midway through the third quarter.

Place kicker Patrick O'Hara, who missed an extra point earlier in the game, added three more points with a 39-yard field goal at the 6:38 mark to make it 44-7.

FSU then made a field goal of its own, a 52-yarder, early in the fourth quarter, and it was 44-10.

O'Hara, after missing his second field goal attempt, then booted through his third to put the Sooners up 47-10 with 4:49 remaining.

"I thought he was good," Stoops said. "He did well with some of those kicks, and sometimes he has such a big leg that, like on the extra point, he laid off it, and he kind of lets it drift off. Sometimes I tell him, and maybe I need to quit talking to him, but he doesn't need to worry about over swinging. He's got a big leg, just let it go."

The Seminoles scored the game's final points on a 47-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback EJ Manuel to Taiwan Easterling as time expired.

Jones finished 30-for-40 for 380 yards and four touchdowns, and Broyles led Sooner receivers with 12 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Murray had 16 carries for 51 yards with a pair of touchdowns, as OU had 487 yards of total offense.

"We know we were capable of doing that," Jones said. "We've seen it on tape. Going all the way back to the Sun Bowl, we played great there and showed them what we're capable of. Tonight, we came out and executed."

For FSU, Ponder completed only 11 of his 28 passes for 113 yards, with two interceptions.

Thomas managed 58 rushing yards on 11 carries with a touchdown, and Easterling led all Seminole receivers with three catches and 64 yards along with that final touchdown.

OU (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) next hosts Air Force at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday.

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