( changes its view of OU

After the OU victory over Colorado, CFN wrote
Oklahoma might have been without Adrian Peterson against Colorado, but the rest of the team stepped up its play with a great day from backup RB Allen Patrick and a dynamite performance from the defense. Paul Thompson and the passing game will eventually have to do more, but the combination of a conservative running game and a pounding D should be enough to get by against the weaker Big 12 teams. Will it work against Missouri next week? No way. Expect Thompson to start throwing it more downfield than he did against the Buffs. He’ll have to.”

What did they say after the victory over Mizzou?
Does any team play better when its back is against the wall? Forget about the adversity of losing Adrian Peterson, OU gets two huge games from Allen Patrick and tight, efficient performances out of Paul Thompson on the way to wins over Colorado and Missouri. Give credit to a ball-hawking defense that’s forcing mistakes and tightening up when it has to. It let Mizzou QB Chase Daniel get his yards, but limited everyone else