23 things to look for in OU vs. Utah State

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

Originally Published: Sep 1, 2010 9:24 PM CDT

23 things to look for in OU’s game with Utah State.

Look for SLB Ronnell Lewis to get lots of time at DE and for coaches to avoid asking too much of him mentally since he’s playing two positions. 
Look for Utah State to press its corners to disrupt routes from unproven OU receivers.
Look for OU to test Utah State over the top.

Look for OU NG Adrian Taylor to not test his recovering foot surgery and sit this one out.
Look for Travis Lewis to make defensive calls and not Tom Wort. Typically the MLB makes the calls.
Look for  DeMarco Murray to return kickoffs.

Look for Jarvis Jones to be the third tackle and get a good deal of time from Donald Stephenson.
Look for Owasso true freshman Aaron Colvin to get plenty of plays to see if he’s as good in games as he’s been in practice.
Look for Utah State to play OU better and closer than it did when it lost 54-3 in 2007.

Look for No. 9,  Aggie ROV (linebacker) Bobby Wagner to make plays.
Look for OU to have trouble containing duel threat senior QB Diondre Bell.
Look for a record number of fans watching and critiquing OU’s offensive line.

Look for OU’s offensive line to play much better than the 2009 bunch did in the BYU loss.
Look for Rfrosh Gabe Ikard to push LG Stephen Good for playing time.
Look for Tfrosh Joe Powell to play outside and Tfrosh Trey Franks to get time at slot when Ryan Broyles splits wide.
Look to see if back-up Tfrosh WLB Corey Nelson gets enough plays to see if he’s as good as Stoops and others say he is.

Look to see if Tfrosh nickel back Tony Jefferson is as natural and good as coaches say.
Look to see if Landry Jones has improved at not telegraphing passes.
Look for Utah State to use a good dose of option and use as many formations and personnel groupings as OU will see in 2010.
Look to see if TEs Trent Ratterree and James Hannah have improved enough to allow Kevin Wilson to diversify the offense.

Look to see if Bob Stoops yanks PK Patrick O’Hara if he has a miserable first half.
Look to see if Tfrosh FB Trey Millard (pronounced MILL-urd) is as good as advertised.
And of course look to see how we grade OU’s 38-10 win on our Report Card Sunday night on the Blitz.


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