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Brennan Clay’s historical November won’t give him a big head

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 28, 2012

Brennan Clay has gained yards, scored touchdown, made history and surprised a bunch of people along the way.

Oklahoma’s third-string running back at the start of the season is a large reason why the Sooners went undefeated in November.

It started with his career performance at Iowa State, carried on into his run that helped set up the Kenny Stills’ touchdown in West Virginia  and ended the month with his historical rush into the end zone in Bedlam’s first overtime win to give Oklahoma the win.

Stills said Clay’s Novemeber performance just shows who he is, his “true character.”

“There are plenty of times he could have shut it down and said, ‘Forget it’ but he’s still the hardest working guy in that group,” Stills said. “When his time came, he took advantage of it again like he did at Iowa State.

I was just proud of him. I know he probably shed a few tears. It’s good when you work hard and something like that comes to you. ”

But despite all that, the Sooners will make sure that Clay does not get a big head.

Stills said they joke and call him ‘Superstar.’

“He’s the same old Brennan,” Stills said. “We always give the guys that do really well a hard time just to make sure they don’t get a big head. We just let them know that in our minds he hasn’t changed.”

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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