Cloudy Crystal Ball: Game 2

Tulsa's quick passing game could lead to a lot of easy calls

Each week of the college football season brings its own set of crazy predictions. Some are out of this world. Some are just lazy and will definitely be achieved. We at Sooners Illustrated have our own set of weekly predictions. See what appears as we gaze into our cloudy crystal ball for Oklahoma’s Week 2 matchup against Tulsa.

Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans will finish the game with twice as many passing yards as Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight. … Whether by fault of gameplan or what could be the final score, Evans will finish with two times the yardage of Knight. He nearly did it last week, and Tulsa wasn’t playing from behind. The Golden Hurricane will be behind early in this one, and something tells me that Oklahoma might have even more faith in its run game this time around.

Oklahoma will set its season-high for rushing yards – a number that will hold up all year. … Um, I guess I kind of gave it away with the first prediction. Keith Ford, Alex Ross and Samaje Perine have a chance to run absolutely crazy on a run defense that isn’t as talented as Louisiana Tech’s. Throw in Knight maybe getting a little more involved with Cody Thomas back healthy, and there’s a chance the Sooners go over 300 yards in the game.

There will be a special teams or defensive touchdown scored by the Sooners. … The way the Golden Hurricane attacks, one errant pass could go the other way. Short passes are great when they are complete, but they can also be a quick change of possession. With all that passing, Eric Striker is bound to be on the loose at some point. As for special teams, Sterling Shepard is great as a punt return, and Ross is ever so dangerous in open field.

What are your predictions?


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