The Sooners Will Feel a “Boom”
Ironically, it’s The Ohio State Buckeyes defense/”The Silver Bullets” that believe Saturday’s football game can’t come soon enough.
For some context, #14 Oklahoma Sooners backup quarterback Austin Kendall recently said a few words about the Buckeyes.
“I think they really have a very basic defense,” Kendall told Sooner Sports TV. “I think we can go out there…I mean [starting quarterback] Baker [Mayfield], he’ll light them up. I’m really looking forward to it. If my number is called, I think I can do the same. I’m really looking forward to the game. It’s going to be really exciting.”
A few players on Ohio State, specifically the defense, had a few words in response via Twitter.
A particularly reserved ESPN College Gameday analyst (and former Ohio State QB) even tweeted a response.
“Not a smart decision during a hyped game week by a BACK UP QB!!!”
The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes visit Norman, Oklahoma for a night game against the Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.on FOX. The Buckeyes are 2-0. With a surprising opening week loss to the Houston Cougars (Tom Herman, remember that name), the Sooners bounced back with a 59-17 home win versus Louisiana-Monroe last week for a 1-1 record. There is tremendous pressure on both teams to perform in the bright spotlight. However, if the Sooners lose for the second time during their first three games, at home, against a potential playoff contender on national TV, Oklahoma football fans will likely foresee a lost season.
If the Buckeyes defeat the Sooners, Ohio State will solidify their spot among the best in college football just three weeks into the 2016 season. Keeping this in mind, games are played for a reason and not on paper. Ohio State vs. Oklahoma should be an exciting game with all the bells and whistles and horses named Boomer and Sooner that are tasked with pulling the Sooner Schooner onto the field. Plus, you can’t miss the Oklahoma crowd chanting, “Boomer Sooner!”
On the flip side, courtesy of Austin Kendall, Ohio State will make sure to bring their silver bullets (sans blanks) tomorrow night.