EL PASO, Texas (AP) While the rest of the Big 12's title contenders rolled to impressive victories, No. 4 Oklahoma clearly has a few things to tighten up after scraping past a supposedly overmatched opponent.
The offensive line still needs some work after all that shuffling before the season. Quarterback Landry Jones hasn't quite meshed with his new receivers. The defense could be better against the run and the special teams might want to work on blocking a little better.
The Sooners managed to pull out a 24-7 win over scrappy Texas-El Paso at the Sun Bowl Saturday night, but needed a strong effort from their defense and a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to do it.
It wasn't exactly what they had in mind, particularly after Oklahoma State scored 84 points, West Virginia dropped 69 and Kansas State had 51 in their easily-won openers.
"It wasn't pretty, we know that, but it's a `W,"' Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. "A lot of things we can go back and work on. It's not big-picture things. There are a lot of fine detail things we have to continue to iron out."
Oklahoma entered the season with big expectations and Saturday's game as a 30-point favorite.