OU's tailback rotation

Modified: November 18, 2007 at 12:53 am •  Published: November 18, 2007
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Murray most productive
OU's curious tailback rotation continued Saturday night against Texas Tech.

Freshman DeMarco Murray clearly has been the Sooners' most productive runner the second half of the season, and that didn't change Saturday night. Murray finished with 19 carries for 94 yards. Chris Brown had 32 yards on nine carries. And starter Allen Patrick carried once in the fourth quarter after fumbling on OU's first play of the game.

But the Sooners were slow to turn to Murray. With 4:12 left in the second quarter, Tech led 27-7, and OU quarterback Sam Bradford had played only six snaps, due to a concussion.

Yet at that time, Murray had only three carries; Brown had seven.

The running game seemed OU's most viable option to move the ball, yet the Sooners had not been using their best weapon.

By Berry Tramel


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