NCAA Game Summary - Florida A&M at Oklahoma|
(Saturday, September 8th)
Final Score: (5) Oklahoma 69, Florida A&M 13
Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Damien Williams rushed for 156 yards and four
touchdowns and No. 5 Oklahoma rolled over Florida A&M, 69-13.
Landry Jones completed 19-of-28 passes for 252 yards with two touchdowns and
an interception for the Sooners (2-0), who were coming off a 24-7 win at UTEP
in the season opener.
Kenny Stills had 10 catches for 120 yards and a score on Saturday, while
Brennan Clay rushed for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns on eight carries.
"A lot of guys made plays," said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. "Damien Williams
again had a big night."
Damien Fleming threw for 133 yards on 11-of-21 passing with a touchdown and an
interception for the Rattlers (0-2), who compete in the Football Championship
Subdivision's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They lost to Tennessee State in
Travis Harvey finished with 118 yards and a score on four catches, while James
Owens and Eddie Rocker paced the rushing attack with 35 and 34 yards,
"Bob has done a great job of recruiting," said Florida A&M coach Joe Taylor.
"Landry is for real. He was accurate and he does a great job of buying time.
He slides in the pocket."
Williams accounted for each of Oklahoma's first three scores, as the Sooners
jumped out to an early 21-3 lead.
The junior running back capped a 67-yard drive with a short touchdown plunge
for the game's first points, then rushed four yards for a score after Justin
Brown's 43-yard punt return.
"I thought Justin Brown was great," continued Stoops.
Florida A&M got on the board early in the second quarter courtesy of Chase
Varnadore's 41-yard field goal, but the Sooners answered with a quick scoring
drive, which was highlighted by a 51-yard completion from Jones to Brown
and capped by a 15-yard touchdown scamper by Williams.
Stills added a 16-yard touchdown reception for a 28-3 lead before the Rattlers
found the end zone on Fleming's 75-yard pass to Harvey.
"The defense was really good except for one play," explained Stoops. "That's
another area where we need to do a better job."
The Sooners ended the first half with an 11-play, 87-yard march to go
ahead 35-10. Jones capped the drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Trey
The second half was no different, as Oklahoma opened the third quarter with 21
Clay accounted for the final 38 yards of the Sooner's opening drive and found
the end zone from three yards out on his fourth consecutive carry.
After a Florida A&M three-and-out, Williams exploded for an 89-yard touchdown
"Damien is a strong, powerful guy with excellent speed, so it's exciting to
see him play the way he is," said Stoops. "I thought the guys in front of him
did a nice job of creating some space."
Clay followed with a 10-yard scoring run to cap a quick, 74-yard drive as the
Sooners grabbed 56-10 lead near the midway point of the third quarter.
The Rattlers' only points of the second half came on their ensuing possession
when Tyler Bass completed passes of 13 and 11 yards during a 51-yard march,
which was capped by Varnadore's 46-yard field goal.
In the fourth quarter, Dominique Whaley had a four-yard touchdown run and Roy
Finch added a 15-yard scoring scamper to seal the final result.
This was the first-ever meeting between the teams ... Oklahoma improved to
64-3 against unranked opponents at home, which includes a 32-1 mark against
non-conference foes ... The Sooners are 8-3 all-time against FCS teams,
including 4-0 under Stoops.
09/08 23:48:49 ET