Oklahoma Sooners offensive line looks to get back on track in Week 3 vs. Tulsa

The Oklahoma Sooners are coming off a bizarre offensive performance against the SMU Mustangs. Many thought the Sooners would dominate but that just wasn’t the case.

The most bizarre thing was how the offensive line seemed to get barely any push and rarely created holes. This is an offensive line that has been touted as one of the better ones Oklahoma has had in the last few years, which is saying something.

Offensive tackle Walter Rouse spoke with reporters after practice on Tuesday and said they have to be better going forward.

“Obviously, it’s always good to get a win. But when I say this, I mean the utmost respect for SMU with the type of program that I believe we can be and the type of program all of the coaches know we can be is that I think we could have done a lot better,” Rouse said. “I feel like we should have put that game away a lot earlier.”

Rouse went on to say he felt the effort and want to was there, but the technique needs improvement. The Sooners will take on a Tulsa team that generated a lot of pressure in their first game but didn’t last week against the Washington Huskies.

That is to be expected as Washington’s quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was only hit 16 times a season ago. The Sooners are going to need to duplicate that performance this week.

“Tulsa is going to come out and give us everything they have,” Rouse said. “(They will) show us things we’ve never seen before. We have to respect them, respect their defensive line and come out with good technique.”

The Sooners offensive line will get that opportunity for redemption this Saturday on their first road trip of the season. There’s little doubt the offensive line will play well. Because if there’s one position group that deserves the benefit of the doubt, it’s the offensive line led by Bill Bedenbaugh.

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