OU vs. Air Force: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated presents the good and bad after game three with this week's report card.

Place kicking: A+

Less than an hour before the contest, starter Patrick O'Hara was on the field, but not warming up, setting the stage for Jimmy Stevens who has been iffy throughout his career at times. But that was definitely not the case Saturday. He nailed a 32- and 41-yard field goals on the day to go along with his three extra points. Stevens was perfect on all his kicks, so bring on the kicker controversy.

Delivering the knockout punch: C

OU allowed the Falcons to chip a 27-10 fourth quarter lead down to just three, so for the majority of the fourth quarter, the Sooners couldn't string together the play or plays to put them away. But with less than three minutes remaining, the Sooners ultimately did so, converting a crucial third-and-three play from quarterback Landry Jones to receiver Kenny Stills to put the nail in the coffin.

Landry Jones: B-

Give him credit. He took care of the ball and didn't turn it over. Jones had 254 passing yards and a touchdown toss, going 26-for-42 on the day. But he was inconsistent, missing some of his passes throughout the day, although it got better as the game went on.

Patriotism: A

A large majority of the crowd abandoned the "Home of the Sooners" finale to the national anthem in way of the actual words "Home of the Brave" before the game. Prior to that, the crowd cheered during the presentation of the Falcons' fight song. It was true showmanship on the part of the spectators.

Student Section: F

Maybe it'd be more excusable if the game was a blowout. But two sections had filed out by halftime in a 10-3 game. Not to mention it was tied up after the first possession of the second half, and noise from the student section was nowhere to be found. That's pathetic. Luckily for the Sooners, they were able to take control after Air Force notched things up at 10. After OU rolled off 17 unanswered to make it 27-10, the student section was 50 percent empty.

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