Keys for Sooners vs. Aggies

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:28 pm
By: News 9

Originally Published: Nov 4, 2010 8:50 PM CDT

Offensive keys</B></P>1.&#160; </B>Fourth estate--Landry Jones must buck the trend of 4th quarter stumbles and finish as strong as he and his offense seemingly always start games.</B></P>2.&#160; </B>Limit turnoversAlways a key, but in a road game expected to be close (OU favored by only 3 and a half points) OU can&rsquo;t afford to cough it up </B></P>3.&#160; </B>Pass to runNormally it&rsquo;s run to set up the pass, but A&amp;M is 101st nationally in passing defense, so the Sooners need to soften up the defense both horizontally and vertically which will help OU&rsquo;s </B></P>&#160;</B></P>&#160;</B></P>Defensive keys</B></P><B>1.&#160; </B><B>Pressure Tannehill--OU chose to not blitz and Missouri and Gabbert made them pay.&#160; They&rsquo;ll send pressure on A/M&rsquo;s gifted but inexperienced QB who must hope his OLonly 113th out of 120 in sacks allowed-- will hold up</B></P><B>2.&#160; </B><B>Contain WR Jeff Fuller: The big, smooth and gifted WR that almost signed with Oklahoma is a stud858 yards and 11 TDs. J Fleming and D. Hurst will have to be as good on the road as they are at home and prevent Fuller and Tannehill from playing pitch and catch</B></P><B>3.&#160; </B><B>Three-and-outsIncredibly, OU never forced Missouri to a single three-and-out. &#160;Didn&rsquo;t win then and won&rsquo;t at Kyle Field unless they do much, much better</B></P><B>&#160;</B></P><B>Intangibles</B></P><B>1.&#160; </B><B>The only way to stop hearing the&#160; &ldquo;why can&rsquo;t you play on the road?&rdquo; question is to win and to play a complete game in the process.&#160; That&rsquo;s obviously much easier said than done, but if the majority of these keys are accomplished they should head put them selves in position to be 9-1 when they travel to Waco two weeks from Saturday. </B></P>&#160;</P><BR/>