Sooners' Air Raid offense got off to slow start in opener
The Air Raid offense, new this season at Oklahoma under new Sooner offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, got off to a really slow start in its debut.
The Sooners eventually wore down Akron and won 41-3 and quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 388 yards.
But, the start was a bit sluggish. OU punted four times and scored just three points in the first quarter.
"It's always frustrating when you're not getting things going," Shepard said about the first quarter "That's something that we prepare for. We've had times like that during fall camp where we couldn't get things going. You just have to trust the system. You do that and things will open up eventually. When we get going, it's hard to slow down."
"The first couple of series were a little shaky, like we all are, like my play calls were," Riley said. "I thought about two series in, he (Mayfield) settled in. He settled in a little bit quicker than I thought some of the other guys did on offense."