Week 3 featured some dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write […]
Gus Johnson, Fox Sports’ enthusiastic play-by-play announcer, put OU freshman running back Samaja Perine in some elite company when talking about his 200-yard-plus effort Saturday night in the Sooners’ 45-33 victory Saturday night at West Virginia.
“The Sooners run it like they used to. Billy Sims, Marcus Dupree, Samaje Perine, maybe.”
“Bob Stoops went out and got him one. The kid is fantastic.”
On Perine’s third-quarter touchdown run, Johnson noted how he powered his way into the end zone. “That’s why they call him the tank — ground-assault vehicle.”
Analyst Charles Davis said, “He craves contact. Almost makes you feel if there is no contact, he doesn’t consider it a run.
Through four games in 2014, though, the public has finally gotten to see what all the fuss was about. Ross sped past the Mountaineer kickoff coverage team just before halftime on his way to a 100-yard touchdown in Saturday’s 45-33 win at West Virginia.
The Minnesota Vikings running back gave $1 million to the university two years ago. The money was earmarked for Headington Hall, the new housing cattycorner from the football stadium, and the Adrian Peterson Football Scholarship Endowment. As a way of saying thank you, the school also put Peterson’s name on the football team’s meeting room. In light of Peterson’s situation, how should OU respond?
With each change – from Wes Lunt to J.W. Walsh to Clint Chelf, back to Walsh and then back to Chelf, to Walsh and now Daxx Garman – the transition has gone smoothly inside the locker room, which shouldn’t be underestimated.
As lucrative TV contracts have fueled a surge of Thursday night games over the past decade, Stillwater businesses have adapted to weaker revenue streams on game day
If Bledsoe signs a maximum contract with Minnesota, which has reportedly put a huge offer on the table, it could have a direct impact on the future of the Thunder’s sixth man.
Defensive back Zack Sanchez wasn’t the only player who made a singularly spectacular play in the win who instead walked away thinking it could’ve been so much better.
Among the 125 FBS programs this season, 12 are led by alums, or 9.6 percent; hardly numbers suggesting faith in bringing back favorite sons. OSU and Texas Tech, with Kliff Kingsbury in charge, are two programs that have pinned their futures to their pasts.