Sat Sep 11 06:03pm EDT
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Oklahoma 47, Florida State 17. This year's annual Florida State optimism was animated by two assumptions: a) The defense, off a stunning descent to the bottom of the ACC in its final season under veteran coordinator Mickey Andrews, couldn't possibly be as bad under new coordinator Mark Stoops; and b) The team as a whole should be better organized and energized in the transition from embattled figurehead Bobby Bowden to younger, in-his-prime Jimbo Fisher.
One road trip, three turnovers and 487 Oklahoma yards later, those are looking more like delusions. The projections of grandeur for Oklahoma after last year's descent to 8-5, are looking considerably healthier.
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