Oklahoma started their 2023 campaign with a bang, scoring 73 points on the Sun Belt’s Arkansas State Red Wolves.
The Sooners pitched a shutout in the process, and this start is a welcome sight for the program, considering how rough things looked at times last year.
While the opponent makes it difficult to make any definitive statements, there were some notable performances from the Sooners win.
For the first time this season, here are five takeaways in the aftermath of a fun and stress-free Sooners win.
1. Offensive line was dominant 2. Run defense looked very impressive 3. Emmett Jones is going to need his flowers 4. Competitive depth showed
5. Jackson Arnold looked as good as advertised he crown jewel of Oklahoma’s 2023 recruiting class, Jackson Arnold, debuted on Saturday afternoon.
He did not disappoint, entering the game in the third quarter.
Arnold was 11-of-11 for 114 yards and a touchdown pass while also showcasing his running ability five carries for 39 yards and a touchdown.
Dillon Gabriel is the unquestioned starter on this team, and his play today cemented that.
However, Jackson Arnold’s control and command of the offense gives a glimpse into the future and gives Oklahoma reason to believe
they are a better team this year simply because they don’t have to change their offense if Dillon Gabriel goes down in an emergency.