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Through three games, Oklahoma is outscoring opponents 38-0 in first quarter.

“We’ve come out strong in a few of them,” Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said after the Sooners' 48-14 win over UCLA on Saturday night. “We’ve played good team football early in games. We’ve got stops defensively. We’ve done what we need to do on special teams. … We were able to sustain it a little bit longer tonight — still not anywhere where we need to be. But there was steps. It’s baby steps. But it’s steps in the right direction. We just have to keep taking those and be mature enough as a team to handle that.

“We are still far away from where we think we can be.”

In first halves this season, the Sooners are outscoring opponents 83-17.



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Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) and Jeremiah Hall celebrate a touchdown in the first quarter during the Sooners' season-opening win over Houston. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) and Jeremiah Hall celebrate a touchdown in the first quarter during the Sooners' season-opening win over Houston. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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