Defense earns highest marks as they stymie Breece Hall and the Iowa State Cyclones

The Sooners won a rock fight with Iowa State 28-21, largely behind the inspired play of their defense. A unit who has found their swagger since getting back some major pieces from injury.

Meanwhile, on the offensive side of things, the Sooners have hit a wall of sorts behind their true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams. Unlike the week prior against Baylor, he made enough plays to help get the offense over the finish line.

Ultimately, the Sooners walked away victors and with a chance to fight for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game.

As the page flips from Iowa State to the biggest Bedlam matchup in recent memory, we should close out the Iowa State week by passing out our grades for the Sooners 28-21 win over the Cyclones. .

Quarterbacks: C-

In back-to-back weeks I regret to inform you the quarterback play was not up to par. Chalking the Baylor loss up to freshman mistakes and jitters is fine. However, Caleb Williams faced some of the same issues he faced against Baylor this week against Iowa State.

Williams held on to the ball, didn’t appear confident, and a refusal to bail from the pocket earlier were the most notable mistakes.

He made more plays this week than he did against Baylor. His 74-yard touchdown run is one of those plays and he threw an absolute laser beam to fellow true freshman Mario Williams for a touchdown.

It’s because of plays like those, there is still a mountain of confidence in what Caleb Williams can be for the remainder of this season and beyond.

Williams ripped a few good passes in the second half that would make anyone feel good.

Lincoln Riley has to get Williams to trust ibis reads again. He’s second-guessing himself on tight-window throws.

Up next for the kid nicknamed Superman, the best defense Oklahoma will have played all year in Oklahoma State.

Running Backs: B

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