‘It’s a great way to set the tone’: Dillon Gabriel pleased with performance but ready to turn the page

The Oklahoma Sooners’ offense was humming as they took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday. Whether it was the run or the pass, the team did virtually whatever they wanted when they wanted.

Quarterback Dillon Gabriel had one of his best performances in the crimson and cream, going 19 of 22 for 308 yards and two touchdowns with a QBR of 97.1 out of 100. Gabriel was making the right reads throughout and was displayed quick efficient decision making. Other than a couple of deep balls one could argue were underthrown (both drew defensive pass interference calls) it was a flawless day by QB1.

Gabriel told reporters after the game while they played great, it’s time to move on to the next one.

“It feels amazing,” Gabriel said. “It’s a great way to set the tone but we all know it’s business, and you flip the page and get back to work.”

The offense looked more efficient than a season ago. Yes, it was versus Arkansas State but you still have to execute.

“It’s something you work on,” Gabriel said. “Regardless of the opponents or the names on the schedule we have to play against. Just take advantage of every opportunity. And like I said, preparation to work this is how you show it.”

Gabriel and the offense definitely showed it in Week 1. They’ll have another chance to show it next Saturday against the SMU Mustangs in Norman.

Contact/Follow us @SoonersWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Oklahoma news, notes, and opinions. You can also follow Jaron on Twitter @JaronSpor.

Story originally appeared on Sooners Wire