Kansas State (2-1) travels to Norman, Okla., on Saturday for a matchup against undefeated No. 6 Oklahoma (3-0) to open Big 12 conference play at 7:00 p.m. CT.
The Sooners are coming off of a blowout win on the road at Nebraska last week, in which the Sooners offense posted 580 total yards, including 312 total rushing yards. Nebraska’s defense has been underwhelming this season after being a large reason why the Cornhuskers played many tight games in the 2021 season against more talented foes. But the scheme that Oklahoma’s offense is employing in 2022 under first-year offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby is much different than what former Sooner head coach Lincoln Riley organized during his time leading Oklahoma before taking the head coaching position at USC.
Oklahoma quarterback Dillion Gabriel is in his first season with the Sooners, but he’s reunited with Lebby after previously playing in the offensive coordinator’s system at UCF. Gabriel has thrown for 759 yards this season and seven touchdowns and has yet to play an entire four quarters because of dominant performances by the Sooners.
“Tremendous football player,” Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman said of Gabriel. “I watched their three games and followed him when he was at UCF. He’s very confident. He’s got a good arm. Very good athlete, he ran one for 61 yards against Nebraska. He’s a really good player.”
EMAW Online’s Alec Busse goes into the film room to examine what made the Oklahoma offense so explosive in its victory over Nebraska last week.
To understand the basic concepts of Oklahoma’s offense, it’s important to understand what Oklahoma’s system is based on. The entire offense is modeled after what Art Briles made famous during his days at Baylor, and Briles’ system has become very prevalent in college football because it’s quite simple and incredibly successful. The entire offensive scheme is based on one thing: ratios.
The quarterback in a Briles-like offense is tasked with…
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Publish date : 2022-09-21 19:21:21
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