OU vs. Tulsa Postgame: Breaking It Down

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners took care of business in their season-opener with a dominating 47-14 victory and now

Game ball goes to: Running back Dominique Whaley—The walk-on who hadn't played a game in three years busted loose for four touchdowns and 131 yards. He became only the second ever Sooner to have at least four touchdowns in his season debut. DeMarco Murray was the other. Whaley took the bulk of the carries, 18 to be exact, and managed an astounding 7.3 yards per carry.

Play of the game: With just less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Whaley had already had a whale of a game, but his fourth and final touchdown was something to remember. He busted off four would-be tacklers and scampered 32 yards to pay dirt.

It was over when: Quarterback Landry Jones found star slot receiver Ryan Broyles in the front left corner of the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. It made the score 30-0 at the time.

Surprise of the game:Again, it has to be Whaley's performance. Everyone was questioning whether or not he would even get the bulk of touches. He did that and then some tonight.

The biggest thing we learned: The defense is completely equipped to handle the loss of linebacker Travis Lewis. They barely missed a beat without him and will be able to withstand his absence until he returns. In fact, most of the big plays were on the second and not the linebacking corps.

The biggest concern: The two week layoff between tonight's victory and the contest at Florida State. It could work one of two ways. Either OU could be rusty or it'll be rested and very well prepared.

Streak count: 37 straight home wins

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