Before we dive into the report cards, let's get the overview out of the way.
The outcome was: Merely acceptable. This was an ugly game to watch and far too close for comfort. If this level of play is the baseline for the team, there are losses on the schedule ahead.
The Offensive MVP was: Ryan Bailey? I dunno. This should be Jamaal Charles' award, but the two fumbles were killers. McCoy was pretty good, but not outstanding. I need to rewatch this game to comment further on his play.
The Defensive MVP was: Marcus Griffin. Nine tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. He was pretty good yesterday.
The offensive Offensive Player Of The Week was: The offensive line? I'll have to rewatch the game before commenting on individuals, but it wasn't a good afternoon for the line.
The offensive Defensive Player Of The Week was: Robert Killebrew. It is unfathomable that he's still playing as much as he is. If you want to make him feel special, Mack, have him cook the team's pregame meal. Then make sure he stays in the locker room to do the dishes.
John Chiles Watch: 0 plays. Again. Are we redshirting him? What's the latest on Sherrod Harris? Is there a plan here at all?
Vondrell McGee Watch: 1 carry, 1 yard. Charles' hasn't exactly needed the help, but it'd be nice to see what McGee could do. Maybe he's not blocking very well or something. I'm trying to figure this out.
Oklahoma Fear Factor: 10 out of 10. We've officially hit the top of the meter. 5 is the baseline. +1 for Sam Bradford isn't slowing down. +1 for rushing plays at Robert Killebrew. +1 for Brandon Foster will have to (attempt to) cover somebody. +1 for the offensive line looking average. +1 for Mack Brown seems hell bent on learning lessons the hard way this season. 10!
Heading into next week I feel: Disappointed. Rice is a functional DNP, which means whatever progress we make won't mean anything. Maybe, though, we'll get to see some young players. Right? Maybe?