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Oklahoma Defeats Utah State 31-24 - Recap

Utah State was unable to contain DeMarco Murray on Saturday and the result was a 31-24 Week 1 loss against the Sooners.

Oklahoma won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 34-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 56.5.

Landry Jones completed 17 of 36 pass attempts for 217 yards for the Sooners in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Aggies defense.

Michael Smith rushed for 48 yards for Utah State, while Derrvin Speight added 46 yards. Diondre Borel threw for 341 yards for the Aggies, while receivers Dontel Watkins and Xavier Martin had 91 and 60 yards respectively.

Oklahoma outgained Utah State 422-421 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-21 by the Sooners.

Utah State lost the time of possession battle 31:16/28:44, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Oklahoma takes its act home to face Florida State looking for another win. For Utah State, they head home to face Idaho State.