Sooners Spread Wealth, Cruise Past Coyotes

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Oklahoma's football team rolled to an easy win over South Dakota on Saturday night, getting touchdowns from 10 different players and to beat the Coyotes 70-14 at Owen Field in Norman.

All three OU quarterbacks played and threw touchdown passes and the Sooner defense forced three turnovers, including one which led directly to a score.

Both teams exchanged punts after just three plays on their opening possessions, then the Sooners struck first on offense.

OU marched 75 yards in 7 plays, with Jalen Hurts passing to CeeDee Lamb for a gain of 48 yards, then finishing the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Lamb to make it 7-0 Sooners with 8:30 to play in the first quarter.

Lamb had six catches for 144 yards.

The Sooners marched 97 yards in 10 plays on their next possession, with Hurts passing to Jeremiah Hall for an 8-yard touchdown and it was 14-0 Oklahoma with 43 seconds left in the first quarter.

OU added to the lead early in the second quarter when Kennedy Brooks scored his first touchdown of the season on a powerful 13-yard run to make it 21-0 Sooners with 13:08 to play in the first half.

Brooks had 69 yards on six carries.

The Sooner defense caused their first turnover of the season on the ensuing possession as Neville Gallimore caused a Kai Henry fumble and Brendan Radley-Hiles recovered at the OU 13-yard line.

A bad snap and a sack then forced Oklahoma to punt.

On the Sooners next possession, they marched 82 yards in 11 plays, with Charleston Rambo scoring on a shovel pass from 7 yards out to make it 28-0 Oklahoma with 41 seconds left in the first half.

Hurts finished 14 of 18 passing for 259 yards and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma scored on the opening possession of the second half, on defense.

Austin Simmons was intercepted by Radley-Hiles, who returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to give OU a 35-0 lead with 14:03 to play in the third quarter.

Oklahoma got a big offensive play on their first possession of the second half, with Hurts passing to Jadon Haselwood, who gained 47 yards, before fumbling the ball out of bounds at the 3-yard line.

It set up a one-yard touchdown run by Trey Sermon to give the Sooners a 42-0 lead with 11:03 to play in the third quarter.

OU's next possession saw Tanner Mordecai replace Hurts at quarterback, and he passed to Haselwood, who reached across the goal line for a 14-yard touchdown to cap a 68-yard drive in 4 plays and it was 49-0 Sooners with 8:03 to play in the third quarter.

Mordecai was 6-for-8 for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

South Dakota got their first points on the ensuing possession, going 75 yards in 7 plays, with Simmons passing to Kody Case for a 23-yard touchdown to make it 49-7 Sooners with 5:46 to play in the third quarter.

It took OU just one play to answer, as Rhamondre Stevenson bolted 75 yards for a touchdown to extend the Sooner lead back to 49 at 56-7 with 5:29 to play in the third quarter.

The Coyotes marched to a second touchdown on the ensuing possession, with Simmons passing to Caleb Vander Esch, who made a reaching catch for a 27-yard touchdown to cut OU's lead to 56-14 with 53 seconds left in the third quarter.

Oklahoma's next possession was their fifth straight offensive touchdown, as Mordecai passed to Theo Wease, who dragged defenders the final 10 yards for a 37-yard touchdown to make it 63-14 Sooners with 11:59 to play.

Freshman Spencer Rattler then came on at quarterback and led OU to a sixth straight scoring drive, passing to Trejean Bridges for a 9-yard touchdown, capping a 10-play, 76-yard drive, putting the Sooners up 70-14 with 5:42 to play in the game.

Rattler was 4-for-4 passing for 50 yards.

The Sooners finished with 733 total yards.

Oklahoma improves to 2-0 on the season, and will wrap up non-conference play next Saturday at 7:00 pm at UCLA.






















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