Sooners Vs. Falcons: Postgame Breakdown

The Sooners squeaked out their second one possession victory in the first three games, holding off a valiant Air Force squad 27-24 Saturday afternoon in front of 84,332 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Game ball goes to: Running back DeMarco Murray--He was responsible for all three of the Sooner touchdowns, two on the ground and one in the air. Murray's first rushing touchdown came on the opening drive of the game, a 3-yard score, and his second one in the running game came early in the third quarter, a 5-yard touchdown run. Late in the third, quarterback Landry Jones found him for a 17-yard touchdown pass. He racked up 110 rushing yards on 26 carries to go along with 38 yards on five receptions in the passing attack.

Play of the game: The Sooners recovered a fumble at a key spot, which allowed them to break it wide open, and if not for a furious comeback, this would have been the choice, but ultimately the game came down to one sequence. On third-and-three on their own 37 with less than three minutes left, Jones completed a 10-yard pass to freshman receiver Kenny Stills to seal the deal. That allowed them to run out the clock.

It was over when: Jones hit Stills over the middle on that third-and-three. Effectively, OU's 32-game home winning streak all hinged on that play.

Surprise of the game: Starting place kicker Patrick O'Hara was sidelined with a muscle strain, opening the door for Jimmy Stevens, who was superb. He converted 32- and 42-yard field goals and was a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points.

The biggest thing we learned: The Sooners can win close games. As mentioned, two of their first three games have come down to one possession, and OU has got the job done in each of those contests.

The biggest concern: Consistency on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Landry Jones was off in the first half, but turned it on in the second. The defense was impressive in the first half and struggled in the second.

Streak count: 33 straight home wins.

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