Oklahoma overcomes slow start in 56-14 win over Tulane

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Tulane RB Dontrell Hilliard surpassed the 2,000-yard career rushing mark in the first half.

OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma's defense locked in after the first quarter.

The No. 2 Sooners welcomed in the Green Wave of Tulane coming off an emotional win over Ohio State.

Lamb was ejected for targeting after delivering a block and missed the second half, but still led OU in receiving with four catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

Oklahoma takes on Tulane this afternoon, so there's a pretty good chance the Sooners will be 3-0 heading into Big 12 play.

Quarterback Johnathan Brantley, starting in place of the injured Jonathan Banks, made one big mistake.

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That would be the final score of the game as OU improved to 3-0 on the season with a 56-14 win over Tulane.

Tulane grabbed the lead again late in the first quarter after a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

Tulane took advantage of any distractions and pounded the ball on the ground fairly successfully through the first quarter.

CeeDee Lamb caught touchdown passes of 82 and 22 yards to help OU keep pace, and Parnell Motley returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown to give OU a 21-14 lead with 9:50 until halftime.

When Oklahoma punched in its fifth touchdown to go up 35-14 midway through the third quarter, left guard Ben Powers took the time to taunt Tulane's defensive linemen.

The Sooners also lost a long touchdown because of the penalty, but they scored anyway, when running back Abdul Adams slipped into the middle of the field uncovered for a 20-yard touchdown reception. Murray went airborne, and found Marquis Brown on an 87 yard touchdown pass.

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