The Florida Atlantic Owls were introduced to quarterback Kyler Murray and the Oklahoma Sooners in week one. The junior passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns to lead the seventh-ranked Sooners past the owls 63-14 on Saturday.
Oklahoma led 42-0 at halftime, the most points the Sooners have scored in a first half since 2008. Oklahoma outgained Florida Atlantic 650 yards to 324.
“Did you guys enjoy that preseason game?” Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin joked. “It didn’t really count, right?”
The Owls averaged 41 points per game last season, a ten game winning streak and finished 11-3 overall, but they did not score until the final minute of the third quarter against the Sooners.
Humble pie was served.
The Owls return their talents back home, awaiting this week will be the Air Force Falcons. The Falcons got the running game rolling in the 38-0 win over Stony Brook with 333 yards and only 29 yards passing to go along with four scores.
Quarterback Arion Worthman is not a full 100 percent for the Falcons, he won’t be able to connect on the deep passes. The Owls defense will play better than it did in Norman.
The Owls are going to move the ball early on. With the involvement of running back Devin Singletary, a third-team All-American last season, they’re going to score enough in the first quarter to make Air Force struggle.
I expect the Owls to bounce back for their first win of the season.