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Freshman running back Roy Finch will finally make debut Saturday

By Jake Trotter Modified: October 11, 2010 at 8:59 am •  Published: October 10, 2010

Bell-cow back DeMarco Murray has been commanding close to two-thirds of the carries, while Mossis Madu has sparkled as the No. 2 back.

But the Sooners have a couple of reasons to get Finch involved in the offense.

One, Finch can help this season. The Sooners haven't had a run go for more than 20 yards since the opener against Utah State. By all accounts, Finch is capable of going the distance every time he touches the ball.

Two, Murray and Madu are seniors, which means OU will have a new starting running back next season. Presuming he can stay healthy, Finch appears to be the favorite to assume that role, and will benefit next year from game experience this year.

"He's a guy we think can help," coach Bob Stoops said. "And we do have two senior running backs, and it will help him for next year. All of it together."

So far, this freshman class has been something else. With Finch, it's about to get even better.

"That dude is going to be something special," Colvin said. "I can't really explain his game.

"I'll just let him show you."