It’s not the Brandon Weeden to Justin Blackmon connection that everyone expected to be the story. In fact, if you would have said that Brandon Weeden would have a rather pedestrian 14 for 21 for 156 yards and 0 touchdowns in the first half of tonight’s Oklahoma State versus Oklahoma game, you might believe that the Sooners were well-ahead of the Cowboys. Instead, OSU is up 24-3 heading into the second half in a game that the Cowboys have dominated every facet of the ball.
Instead, it’s Joseph Randle who is the story of the Oklahoma State offense, the running back who already has 21 rushing touchdowns on the season. Tonight, he’s added two to that total in the first half and Jeremy Smith added another in the first quarter, showing off a dynamic well-rounded offense that warrants a look for the national title. In total, Randle had 11 carries for 69 yards in the first half.
As for Oklahoma, they abandoned the run after getting 6 carries on 10 attempts to put the game in Landry Jones’ hands. The results aren’t good as Jones has 38 pass attempts already and has nothing valuable to show for it. He’s thrown zero touchdowns and 1 interception and the OU offense just hasn’t looked good all night.
There’s a lot of time left, but OSU is clearly the better team thus far.