OU football: Running game needs work, Lincoln Riley says
NORMAN — Of the 608 total yards for OU’s offense in Saturday’s 48-0 win over Missouri State, just 124 came on the ground.
Outside of running back Seth McGowan and third-string quarterback Chandler Morris, the Sooners averaged just 1.6 yards per carry. McGowan averaged 6.8 yards on nine carries and Morris 12.5 yards on two.
“The run game was just OK tonight,” Riley said before reconsidering. “Honestly, probably I wouldn’t even give it that. Was probably a little worse than OK.
“So we’ve got to run the ball better but it’s a group effort. There’s some mistakes I made in calling it, some mistakes at the quarterback, the running back, the h-back positions.
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“We all had our hands in it.”