OU vs. Mizzou Postgame: Breaking It Down

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners looked sluggish, but they got the job done in a 38-28 victory over the Missouri Tigers.

Game ball goes to: Slot receiver Ryan Broyles—He exploded for 154 yards and three touchdowns 13 total catches. Broyles' first touchdown was a momentum shifter when he snagged a 24-yard score from quarterback Landry Jones at the 4:07 mark of the second quarter. He also had a pair of 4-yard scores.

Play of the game: Jones hit Broyles for what was a fabulous 24-yard catch in the right corner of the south end zone, as previously mentioned, with a little over four minutes to go in the first half.

It was over when: Running back Dominique Whaley scampered in from three yards out with 6:20 remaining to make it 31-14. That was just one play after he displayed brilliant body control on a sideline pass from Jones.

Surprise of the game:OU's lethargic play on defense was a shocker, considering the display it put on last week on the road against Florida State. Allowing 532 yards is nothing short of pathetic.

The biggest thing we learned: The Sooners can overcome the type of adversity a No. 1 team in the nation must overcome. Last week, it was a fourth-quarter challenge against the FSU Seminoles, and this time around it was eliminating an early deficit. They were able to do so.

The biggest concern: The lack of attention to detail defensively. It's not to say Missouri doesn't possess a potent offense, but if they can run up more than 500 yards of offense and 28 points, what will Big 12 offensive juggernauts Oklahoma State and Texas A&M be able to manage on them?

Streak count: 38 straight home wins

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