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Staff predictions: Oklahoma at UTEP

8/30/2012

Oklahoma 44, UTEP 9

The Sooners establish Dominique Whaley and Damien Williams early and compile more than 200 yards on the ground. The OU defense looks shaky on the opening drive, then settles down and dominates, exciting Sooner Nation about the possibilities of the Mike Stoops defense. Landry Jones throws for only one touchdown, but the Belldozer punches in two from inside the 5-yard line.

- Jake Trotter

Oklahoma 45, UTEP 10

The Sooners use good offensive balance and key big plays to get their 2012 campaign off to a good start. Landry Jones gets begins his final season with 377 passing yards and 3 touchdowns while the Sooners defense forces two turnovers which lead to easy scores as OU pulls away in the third quarter. Trey Metoyer starts his career with a long touchdown catch but Kenny Stills leads OU in receiving with 9 catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.

- Brandon Chatmon

Oklahoma 34, UTEP 13

The time for talking and analyzing is finally over. After hearing so much about OU’s 2012 wide receiver class, it is time to see them in action. How will Trey Metoyer do in his first game? Will Sterling Shepard and/or Durron Neal see the field? What kind of impact will Penn State transfer Justin Brown have on the group? You have to imagine there will be some growing pains, but the Sooners can overcome those in a game like this. Or at least they should be able to do it with little difficulty.

- Bob Przybylo