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Damien Williams on 38-yard catch: ‘I thought he was trying to throw the ball out’

by Jason Kersey Published: October 7, 2012
Damien Williams earned his first start as a Sooner in Saturday's 41-20 rout of Texas Tech. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Damien Williams earned his first start as a Sooner in Saturday's 41-20 rout of Texas Tech. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
LUBBOCK, Texas — On Oklahoma’s first drive of the second half, Jones avoided a near sack by Tech defensive end Dartwan Bush and hit running back Damien Williams in stride near the sideline, just over the outstretched arms of another Red Raider defender.

Williams picked up 38 yards on the play, which set up a touchdown that put OU up 31-13.

“At first I thought he was trying to throw the ball out,” Williams said. “Everybody didn’t think I was gonna catch it, but I have good enough hands to catch the ball and get upfield.”

Williams, in his first start as a Sooner, gained 48 yards on 14 carries, but also caught six passes for a team-high 82 yards.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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