GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oklahoma didn't score a touchdown until the second half in its 20-point loss to West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl in 2008. Against Boise State, the Broncos jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first eight minutes before eventually knocking off the Sooners.
No such slow start for the Sooners' offense -- or defense -- this time around.
Oklahoma forced the Huskies to punt in their own territory after just one first down, and then methodically marched 70 yards in nine plays for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead after the game's first five minutes.
The Sooners saw just one third down -- inside the 10-yard line -- and converted it for a touchdown.
That's exactly the kind of start the Sooners needed, and if there's an upset to be seen here Saturday night, the Huskies will have to use a different formula than the Mountaineers and Broncos.