With about three minutes remaining in Oklahoma's season opener at UTEP, Williams took a handoff, ran to his right and cut upfield. When fullback Trey Millard took out a Miner defender with a low block, Williams saw a big hole open.
“My eyes got big, and I said, ‘Oh yeah, I know I'm going all the way,'” Williams said.
He took off for a 65-yard score that sealed the Sooners' 24-7 season-opening win. Williams finished with 10 carries for 103 yards.
“He has really learned the offense really, really fast,” said running backs coach Cale Gundy. “He's really picked it up really well. I've been really impressed with him. He knows everything. He really does.”
STOOPS: METOYER HAS JUST ‘GOT TO KEEP PLAYING'
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said this week that true freshman receiver Trey Metoyer has “got to keep playing” after his college football debut, which didn't meet the lofty expectations set by many.
In the first quarter, on a screen pass to running back Dominique Whaley, Metoyer joined Kenny Stills in blocking a cornerback instead of picking up the linebacker, who tackled Whaley for a loss.
Late in the first half, he made a nice catch that would've gone for a touchdown had he kept both feet in bounds.
“Listen, I've still got great confidence in Trey,” Stoops said. “He's going to be really good. ... He's going to continue to get better and make the kind of plays that he almost made.”
SPECIAL TEAMS DECISIONS MADE BY BOB STOOPS
Bob Stoops makes the decisions on special teams, well at least the one on who will block for punter Tress Way.
He made the decision Saturday in El Paso to replace Chuka Ndulue with Gabe Ikard.
Ndulue said Tuesday that he didn't know once he positioned himself that he was allowed to move. It was his first time being in there as a punt blocker. Stoops said Wednesday that none of it was Ndulue's fault.
“He made the right check,” Stoops said.
For this Saturday's game against Florida A&M, Stoops said expect to see both guys “here and there.”
Compiled by Stephanie Kuzydym and Jason Kersey