OU vs. Colorado: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated presents this weekend's grades following OU's 43-10 victory over the Buffaloes.

Avoiding the hangover: B+

The Sooners were a bit sluggish in the first quarter, but after that, forget about it. They turned on the jets in the second quarter, outscoring the Buffaloes 26-3. And they extended it from there, scoring on the opening possession of the second half en route to a 43-10 victory.

Controlling the line of scrimmage: A

OU won this game in all phases and one of those areas was in the trenches. The Sooners had a number of big plays, and that's a credit to the offensive line. Behind that good offensive line play, OU was able to outgain CU 635-263.

Slot receiver Ryan Broyles' outing: A+

Talk about unstoppable. Broyles was exactly that against the Buffs in OU's blowout victory, as he recorded nine catches for 208 yards and three touchdowns, moving within just two touchdowns of tying the all-time record for TD receptions, set at 31 by former Sooner receiver Mark Clayton. In the contest, he set the record for most receiving yards in a game with his 208, previously held by Manuel Johnson at 206.

Halloween costumes/festivities: B+

There was nothing spectacular, but the four fans brought down on the field for the best costume dressed up as head coach Bob Stoops qualify for something. And at the end of the third quarter, the dance shown on the big screen was good for a chuckle around Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. So, overall it wasn't a bad showing here.

Defense's bounce back from last week's poor performance: A-

Aside from a couple big plays, they were solid from the get-go and held the Buffs to a very respectable amount of total yards. The coverage was good and tackling was sound, and although the defense recorded only one sack on CU quarterback Cody Hawkins, they pressured him effectively.

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