NORMAN — It had all the signs. Landry Jones threw another couple of passes right to the other team and this time one of them was picked off.
Kenny Stills, showed signs of the old Kenny Stills, flat dropping a ball that would have been a touchdown.
During one stretch, Oklahoma gave away consecutive drives to turnovers. And that secondary that stood out as a bright spot against UTEP the week before looked like it was back in Waco last season when Florida A&M hit on a 75-yard touchdown.
Hard to remember by the time it was over, but yes, all of that happened Saturday night at Owen Field, where the Sooners eventually looked a lot more like they’re supposed to in a 69-13 victory over Florida A&M.
By the time it was over, OU was closing in on 700 yards of offense and 400 yards rushing. By the time it was over, Blake Bell was engineering touchdown drives rather scoring them out of the “Belldozer.”
More importantly, there was this stretch where not only did OU appear to be the vastly better team — which, of course, they were — but one that really did everything right. Even if Bob Stoops had a hard time forgetting what happened early or a hard time tacking any solace in what happened late.
“It’s always positive when you’re playing that way,” he finally said.
But it was something.
After scoring on their second drive — the first of four Damien Williams’ touchdowns; and if he’s not starting against Kansas State in two weeks, everybody should look forward to an explanation — the Sooners went three straight without getting anything done.
The onslaught finally began, sparked by big punt returns from Justin Brown. Still, what OU really wanted to see didn’t begin to happen until it was already on top 28-10.