OU vs. ISU: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated grades out some parts of this weekend's 52-0 blowout victory over ISU.

Running back DeMarco Murray's record breaking celebration: A

As he rushed across the goal line, Murray held the ball up and stared into the crowd in the North end zone, then was met by teammates near the back right corner of the end zone. From that point, he carried the record ball to the sideline and found a mob of players who got in on the celebration.

Homecoming festivities: B-

The normal halftime awards for the floats were presented, but it was nothing too special. After that a large portion of the student section filed out yet again. OU's baseball team was introduced during the first half, so that added some upside to this, but overall it wasn't great, other than the 52-0 shellacking.

Debut for Roy Finch: A

If Sooner fans thought defensive back Tony Jefferson's comments about Finch being the next Reggie Bush were unrealistic, this performance put some doubt in those thoughts. Finch rushed for 93 yards on 16 carries in his first college appearance, and his shiftiness on a number of plays showed why he will be a great running back at OU.

Putting together a complete game: A+

Forget about the Sooners' troubles delivering the knockout punch. They did that early in the second quarter, and it only got worse from there. The Sooners dominated the Cyclones from start to finish, out-gaining them 672-183 en route to their first shutout of the season. At no point in this game did OU slip up at all.

Quarterback Landry Jones' performance: A+

Jones only had an 88.2 completion percentage. Only. He completed 30 of his 34 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns in the most complete performance of his career to date. With that completion percentage, Jones set a record for the highest of an OU quarterback with at least 25 attempts in a game.

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