NORMAN, Oklahoma – The recent encounters between Texas and Oklahoma have been shootouts.
Both teams have scored at least 40 points in four of the last six regular season games, with Oklahoma having 50 wins in the past two years.
There are many reasons to believe that the high performance trend will continue. Both teams had occasional defensive problems ahead of Saturday’s game in Dallas.
Oklahoma Defense Started the Season Strongly Under New Coach Brent Venables, allowing just 10 points per game in three wins, but the last two weeks have been tough. The Sooners conceded 509 yards in a 41–34 home loss to Kansas State and then conceded 668 yards in a 55–24 loss to TCU.
“We need to play with more discipline,” Venables said. “That’s where it all starts. If we don’t, we’ll have the same inconsistent results. For the first three weeks, I thought we played very disciplined. The last two weeks have not been that long.
Oklahoma (3-2, 0-2 Big 12) gave up 361 yards as they raced for TCU. And now the sooners face Sesame Robinson, one of the best runners in the country. Robinson is averaging 103 yards per game and rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma last year.
Robinson is looking forward to Saturday’s game. Texas (3-2, 1-1) averages 154 yards per game.
“TCU has done a really good job,” Robinson said. “All runners and coach Sark (coach from Texas Steve Sarkisian), we’re trying to find a way to be really efficient in a running game and we’re going to be hard to stop. I’m excited to see what the game plan is for this.”
Early must also deal with the receiver Xavier Worthywho ignited the Sooners with nine catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns last year as a freshman.
Texas Defender Quinn Evers may return from injury for a big game of rivalry. The strong freshman got off to a good start against Alabama before suffering a collarbone injury and hasn’t played since. Sargsyan did not say whether Evers was or Hudson Card will start on Saturday.
Venables said there will be a focus this week on making sure his players think positively and block outside opinions.
“It continues to show faith in people,” he said. “They make the most out of them. He is still correcting and holding them accountable. Be tough and demanding, but keep giving them hope.”
The Texas defense improved from last year’s porous group and played well in the snatch but struggled in others.
Against Alabama, the Longhorns controlled the line of scrimmage for most of the game and nearly shut out the Heisman Trophy winner. Bryce Youngonly to concede the lead twice in the fourth quarter as the Crimson Tide came too late to win.
Against Texas Tech, the Longhorns led the second half with two touchdowns before losing 37–34 in overtime. Texas allowed the Red Raiders to convert six fourth downs and wore out as the Longhorns gave up 479 yards and struggled to get off the field.
But the Sooners have problems on offense. defender Dillon Gabriel is on concussion protocol and the Sooners are considering their options. Davis Beville He came out against TCU last week and struggled with just 7 of 16 passes for 50 yards. Total production as well as Nick Evers are next on the list.
The Longhorns forced just two losses in five games, a number they could add to a backup quarterback.
“We are so close,” Sargsyan said. “I like the work of the guys. We hit and hit the ball. It’s not about effort. Sooner or later, this dam will collapse.”
The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the Pickens County Civil Court.
The lawsuit alleges that Greene and Davis were racing their cars and driving recklessly when Davis’ car crashed into a mail delivery truck driven by Karen Alvarez in July 2021.
Davis was arrested by the Clemson Police Department and charged with reckless driving after the accident. This charge is a misdemeanor in South Carolina punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail, a $200 fine, and six points against your driver’s license.
Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney said at the time that Davis’ punishment from the team would be decided within the company.
Sweeney, speaking after Wednesday’s practice, said he was aware of the pending civil suit and it didn’t change Davis’ or Green’s status on the team. Both were punished by the team for their actions, but their actions have consequences and they will have to continue to deal with what they did in the future.
“This is a very sad situation. Someone almost died,” Sweeney said of the accident. “They were really lucky that (Alvarez) survived. She has a lot of problems. Again, I don’t think anyone is surprised that things will now take place on the civilian side.”
Alvarez said in the complaint that information from Davis’ airbag control module showed he was traveling at 115 mph in a 55 mph zone when he first applied the brakes 2.8 seconds before hitting the mail truck.
According to the lawsuit, Alvarez’s car veered to the right, skidded across the median and crossed the roadway in a northerly direction.
The lawsuit says both Green and Davis were seen on the road in close proximity to each other, moving at high speeds and changing lanes as if they were racing each other.
Alvarez’s lawsuit alleges that she sustained injuries, including fractures to “the skull, spine, pelvis, ribs, and collarbone, from which she continues to suffer and, on the information and belief, will continue to suffer in the future.”
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages. Davis and Green have 30 days to respond to the complaint.
This season, Davis has started in three of five games with 10 tackles and two assists. Green started one of his three games this season with seven tackles. He has been out for the past two weeks due to an unknown injury.
The fifth-seeded Tigers (5-0, 3-0, Atlantic Coast Conference) play at Boston College (2-3, 1-2) on Saturday night.
ANGELS – Dorian Thompson-Robinson answered questions about his game and the changes at UCLA in the same way he deals with opposing defensemen.
The Year 5 senior quarterback and the Bruins made huge declarations of respect with a 40-32 victory over No. 15 Washington. obstacles. The next one will come when No. 11 Utah arrives at the Rose Bowl in the biggest game of the Pac-12 schedule this week.
UCLA is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-12 for the first time since 2013 and has an eight-game win streak since last season. While the Bruins are gaining momentum, Thompson-Robinson also understands that respect and success can be fleeting, especially in early October.
“We’re 5-0 now, but that doesn’t give you a championship ring,” Thompson-Robinson said. “I think in the end respect comes when you earn a ring and a kit at the end of the season. This is what really determines how hard you work at the end of the year. This is how you end up all the way.”
Thompson-Robinson surprised many by returning to Westwood for a fifth season. Trainer Chip Kelly even suggested it was time for Thompson-Robinson to look into the NFL Draft last year because of what he accomplished.
“He is a by-product of his experience. Whether he’s a freshman or a fifth year, there are always opportunities for him to learn. And he uses it,” said Kelly.
However, Thompson-Robinson still had to develop both on the field and as a leader. It also had to be ensured that the team continued to develop under Kelly after a rocky start to his tenure.
UCLA went 10-21 in its first three years under Kelly, but has been 13-4 since the start of last season. During an eight-game winning streak, the Bruins scored at least 40 points six times and averaged 23 points.
Thompson-Robinson threw for 1,981 yards with 18 touchdowns and four interceptions in the last eight games. He also rushed 64 times for 463 yards and six touchdowns.
Thompson-Robinson ranks fourth in the nation in completion percentage (74.3%) and 12th in transfer efficiency (171.4). It will be Thompson-Robinson’s 41st start at UCLA, just four steps away from surpassing Cade McNaught as the most Bruins quarterback.
Thompson-Robinson also needs four touchdowns to break. Brett Hundleya career high of 75 and 1,957 passing yards to jump over McNown’s 10,708 yards.
“From my point of view, he is now showing his best football. It’s not that he was bad before, but he really took his game to the next level.” – Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham said. “He seems to be very balanced. Plays, takes care of the ball and he is a double threat and the biggest problem for us is his ability to run and shoot the ball.”
Against Washington, Thompson-Robinson played his best game at UCLA. He has four touchdowns, including three passes, and a 315-yard throw. But most of the bright moments brought a couple of runs. He overcame Camren Fabiculanan’s Husky safety during a 10-yard scrimmage in the second quarter. At the beginning of the second half, he went around the defenders Bralen Trice and Javion Green, causing them to fall on top of each other in a heap during a 2-yard TD run that energized the crowd and teammates.
“I think I’m very aware of what I’m bringing to the table, I’m just trying to help the team win”…