Winning big against ULM was a great way to get back on track. The Sooners regaining some of their swagger, but the mood on Saturday wasn't celebratory. If anything it was focused and determined, because now Oklahoma knows that great challenges lie ahead and that begins with Ohio State coming into town on Saturday.
Head Coach Bob Stoops is the first to admit there is much work to be done, "Well it's a little bit unknown, we made far too many mistakes or didn't play well a week ago and this time we did, but we understand the level of competition is quite different."
Quarterback Baker Mayfield got his groove back against ULM, and is determined to continue the improvement with his offense, "I mean they're obviously a good program, everybody knows that but I feel confident in what we're doing right now and we just need to keep progressing and we need to have a good week in practice and treat it like any other game."
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley sees a big picture for his offense, "We've got to make improvement. Regardless of whether we'd won the game at Houston or not you've got to make jumps if you're going to be where you want to be at the end of the season and have a chance to play in some really meaningful games."
"We can't treat this game any different, we have to have a great week in practice, and that's all there is to it," said Samaje Perine when asked about the upcoming matchup with Ohio State.
Captain Jordan Evans has high expectations for his squad, "I just know that we going to keep getting better, going into practice like we did last week, keep executing our calls. Trying to be perfect out there... no mental busts, keep communicating. You can't really judge how good you are off of two games, you have to just keep getting better."
Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes roll into Oklahoma for the first time this season, but this isn't the first time they'll be facing an Oklahoma team, they're fresh off a 48-3 victory over Tulsa, so the Sooners will have some studying to do in order to secure win number two in a freshly renovated Memorial Stadium.