By 5 p.m., they were tailgating outside of the stadium along with other Oklahoma fans who made the trip.
No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State: Pretenders?
Previous year these two teams met in Norman, Okla., and Ohio State won 45-24.
Baker Mayfield sure did...and the chants of "O-H" haunted him all year.
Next week, the Sooners will return home to face the Tulane Green Wave.
Oklahoma didn't lose a game after that, reeling off 11 straight victories.
After a first half in which neither team had a touchdown, Ohio State and Oklahoma both scored on their first possession of the second half. And probably quite a few Ohio State fans were thinking it, too, and wondering if there are any quick fixes for the Buckeyes' problems.
Live streaming for Ohio State-Oklahoma is available via Watch ESPN. That game was played on September 17, 2016. "Yeah, we had some good plays and we wound up scoring 20-plus points on a good team". This week we get back to normal.
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Offensive tackle Orlando Brown said the team is trying to keep the focus on this year's game, but the distasteful memory lingers.
"We missed the short field goal and we didn't execute very well in the red zone", Riley said. "We proved when we are focused and have a great mentality and play together, we can beat a lot of people".
Oklahoma notes: The Sooners have three Ohioans on the roster: linebacker Emmanuel Beal, of Everest High School in Columbus; offensive lineman Alex Dalton, of Troy; and walk-on long snapper Kasey Kelleher, of Woodridge High School in Peninsula. In the receiving end, Mark Andrews posted 134 yards and a touchdown in seven receptions while Jeff Badet added 91 yards in four catches.
Fourteen different pass receivers caught passes last weekend. True freshman J.K. Dobbins again was a bright spot for the Buckeyes, rushing for 72 yards and a touchdown, but quarterback J.T. Barrett couldn't hit the big passes when he desperately needed them to extend drives.
Now, it's on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to make the necessary adjustments against Army and UNLV the next two weeks before Big Ten play begins. "I thought we were better inside-out and that's where it all starts ... we went through some adversity in the game and kept playing".
Weber was the starting running back last season but had been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Weber (hamstring), who ran for 1,096 yards a year ago as a freshman, practiced fully this week and is expected to add to a rushing attack that averaged 5.7 yards per carry and three touchdowns last week.
The Buckeyes' offense started slow against the Hoosiers, trailed 14-13 at halftime and didn't get on track until midway through the third quarter. Defensively, the Buckeyes allowed 21.0 points per game against the opposing team. "He's good to go", Meyer confirmed.