It's not the way Sooners' head coach Matt Murfitt envisioned his new club's first 3 weeks. The club fell to 0 and 3 today with a 25-11 loss in Windsor. It was a day filled with adversity for the Sooners, particularly on offence. Not only was starting quarterback Jesse Mills out with injury, but the club had just 3 starting offensive linemen on the trip.
One of those - Andrew Younis - was injured early in the 4th quarter. So, predictably, with 2 offensive linemen and a back up quarterback, the club had trouble gaining any offensive momentum.
Wassim Sayegh scored Ottawa's lone touchdown, returning an interception for a score for the 2nd week in a row. “Our defense played extremely well today,' said Murfitt. “They gave us a chance to still be in the game in the 4th quarter. All we can do now is pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get ready for St Leonard next weekend.”
The Sooners were still in it early in the 4th, down by 7 points and forcing Windsor to punt from deep in their own end. Taking over at the AKO 45 yard line, Sooners QB Ronny Wray was sacked on the first play while clearly in a throwing motion. It was ridiculously ruled a fumble, setting up an AKO TD a short time later.
The Sooners are in Montreal to play St. Leonard this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Windsor Star)