Keys for OU vs Iowa State include urgency and impact from different players


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:27 pm
By: News 9


Originally Published: Oct 13, 2010 8:13 PM CDT

Keys for OU vs. Iowa State

Offense
1. Score early to set a tonelet ISU know they are in for a long day from the first drive and get crowd involved in game where they could be nonchalant
2. Dominate LOSISU is not good on defense and this improved OL must start becoming more physical
3. Involve RB Roy Finchfirst chance for TR FR game-breaker to play after foot injury and he needs to show he’s ready to make a difference  for late-season big games


Defense
1. Play with sense of urgencymore than any part of a ball club, a defense must play with maximum effort from snap-to-whistle and play-to-play and series-to-series
2. Contain QBArnaud is yet another mobile athlete with a big arm
3. Austin Box and Frank Alexander factorsthe injured MLB returns and needs to be game-ready for Missouri and the DE must play to potential for this defense to become a force


Overall 
1. Don’t take anything for grantedturnovers, apathy and ISU playing like it did in big win over TT would be a bad mixture for Sooners
2. Clear the benchimportant to play well enough that back-ups and young players get their chance
3. Stay healthylast thing a team getting better and preparing for stretch run needs is to get players hurt in game they should win comfortably