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Oklahoma football: Jay Norvell says Sooners need to execute

Co-offensive coordinator looks for answers after loss to Kansas State
by Jason Kersey Published: September 25, 2012

“I think Trey's been in good shape, he just hasn't made many plays,” said Norvell, noting that it's only been three games and there's plenty of time for improvement.

“Trey's gotta have a better awareness of the boundary. Sometimes that's because he's excited; he wants to make a play.”

As for the running game, junior Damien Williams, OU's leading rusher, had just 10 carries for 36 yards Saturday, while senior Dominique Whaley had nine for 56 in the loss.

Whaley carried the ball on three straight plays during the Sooners' first drive of the game, picking up 4, 10 and 8 yards.

Junior center Gabe Ikard was asked if he wishes OU had continued running the ball.

“That was stuff we game planned,” Ikard said of the early success. “They started creeping another backer in the box. When you're outnumbered, you've gotta pitch it around there and take advantage of what they give you.

“They kinda took away some of the stuff we wanted to do by playing the numbers game, but our goal is to run the ball as much as we can.”