The Norman Transcript

October 23, 2013

OU offense is going slower, but not by much

Sooners are only 3.9 plays per game behind last season's average

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s offense isn’t moving at the same pace as previous years. Scoring is down 8.1 points per game from last season’s average of 38.1.

“When you're not getting the same amount of plays you're going to limit your run game and your pass game. It certainly changes the number of plays that you get and prepare with as well,” OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “We’re trying to pick our times when we can work with some tempo.”

But you can’t pin the scoring being down on OU running less plays. The Sooners have averaged 73.4 offensive snaps in the first seven games. The average is only 3.9 less per game than last season.