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Sooners get exactly what they need

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.

Landry Jones hit James Hanna for the eight-yard score and he was 6-of-6 for 56 yards on the drive. DeMarco Murray also had three carries for 14 yards.

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.