Oklahoma football notebook: Zack Sanchez still has some making up to do after up-and-down day

Zack Sanchez was victimized badly on two of Tyler Lockett's three long touchdown receptions in the first half, then all but sealed the win with his 74-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 24, 2013

Redshirt freshman Zack Sanchez had an up-and-down day in Oklahoma's 41-31 win at Kansas State on Saturday.

Sanchez was victimized badly on two of Tyler Lockett's three long touchdown receptions in the first half, then all but sealed the win with his 74-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter.

“He still owes us one,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “He gave up two bombs and got one back.”

Sanchez was still shaking his head about his two breakdowns after the game.

“I've still got a couple more to give back,” Sanchez said. “We've got a bunch of things to work on, especially in the secondary. We put ourselves in bad positions.”

NELSON APPEALING TO THE NCAA FOR FIFTH YEAR

Oklahoma senior linebacker Corey Nelson's application for a medical redshirt was denied by the Big 12 last week, but he sent an appeal to the NCAA, he said Saturday.

Nelson, a Dallas native and team captain, was having the best season of his career before suffering a pectoral tear in the Sooners' Oct. 5 home win over TCU. To that point, Nelson had recorded 27 tackles, one sack and returned an interception for a touchdown at Notre Dame.

NCAA rules state that a player must've appeared in no more than 30 percent of his team's games to receive a medical redshirt. An OU source with knowledge of the situation said Nelson's chances at a fifth year are very slim.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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