In 2018 OU played Army and ended up beating the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. That was an ugly win, but a win none the less. I remember thinking when that game was tied at 21-21 that we simply needed to win the game and move on. We won the game and we moved on…
Things can always be worse…remember how we felt after losses to Kansas State over the past few years. Those were ugly losses that we never fully recovered from. A win is always better.
It is also important to put the Tulane game in perspective. Tulane was a well-coached team that hung around just long enough to make things interesting. The game setting resembled a spring game with no band, no student section and only a smattering of fans played in 100-degree heat. This was an upset in the making.
We won the game and as a result, we still have all our goals ahead of us. The good news is that the defense will be better this year. We still have Spencer Rattler who threw for over 300 yards on Saturday. We also have the greatest backup quarterback (Caleb Williams) in America to back up Rattler.
Granted the loss of wide receiver Theo Weese will hurt, but maybe he will be back sooner than expected. Regardless, we still have a bunch of topflight receivers to turn to. We also have a reborn Kennedy Brooks and stud transfer Eric Gray as running backs.
The truth of the matter is that by the end of the season, this ugly loss will be forgotten. The players and the coaches will get wake up calls that will help prepare the team for tough outings down the road. This learning curve will help us immensely as we prepare for games in Manhattan and Dallas in weeks five and six.
Like I said. A win is a win is a win…we’ll take it. Time to move on.