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FSU's young and rebuilt defense held Division I-AA Samford to just 77 yards on the ground, the fewest since Miami's 51 in 2008. But Sooners senior RB DeMarco Murray, left, will be a truer test. He's coming off career highs for carries and yards, 35 and 218, to go along with two touchdowns.
No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma, 3:30, Ch. 28, 1040-AM
The Sooners were inconsistent offensively and defensively in last week's season opener, struggling to beat Utah State at home 31-24. That's why they slipped three spots in the writers' poll. "Kind of everybody at certain times did well and then (had) a little breakdown here or there," said coach Bob Stoops, who for the first time will face one of his brothers, FSU defensive coordinator Mark. Sophomore Landry Jones, for instance, completed just 17 of 36 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns (both in the first half) and two interceptions. Defensively, Oklahoma allowed 421 yards (341 passing). But the Seminoles are bracing for a more typical outing. Said QB Christian Ponder: "I don't think that's the way OU plays. They're definitely going to be a lot different when they play us." The Sooners seek to extend the nation's longest home win streak to 32.Brian Landman, Times staff writer