October 3, 2007

Bradford must show poise in Dallas

Make no mistake about it. Oklahoma's 27-24 loss to Colorado was a measuring stick game for Sam Bradford and the Oklahoma offense. Following the game, whether it was Bradford, Malcolm Kelly or the OU running game, the offense failed their first real test.

An offense that was averaging 50-plus points per game was often inept and brutally average.

When Colorado forced OU to run the ball, they couldn't. When Bradford needed a receiver to step up and make a big catch late in the game, he couldn't.

Struggles during a season happen. We've seen championship teams of the past put to the test in games like this one.

But none of those teams were breaking in a freshman quarterback.

Regardless of the talent this Sooner team possesses on offense, it was too much to ask for a freshman to lead them to a perfect record.

But that doesn't mean Bradford and the OU offense are finished. They are still in control of their own destiny heading into this weekend's matchup with the Texas Longhorns.

The only question remains whether Bradford and the OU offense will sink or swim following their play in Boulder.

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