Oklahoma's best win of the season produced some of its best grades. High marks all around, especially for the bigs up front and the guy behind center on offense.
OFFENSIVE LINE: A
Frankly, the OU offensive line has been underappreciated this season, but Saturday, its dominance was obvious. The Sooner front got a great push all day, opening big running lanes for Brennan Clay, Trevor Knight and any other Sooner who ran the ball. And it did so without a couple starters. Adam Shead was injured and did not play; Bronson Irwin moved into his spot at left guard while Nila Kasitati took over at right guard. Then early in the second half, Tyrus Thompson was hurt, forcing Derek Farniok into action.
TREVOR KNIGHT: A
This is the type of performance the OU offense expected when Knight was named the starter at the beginning of the season. The redshirt freshman was deadly with his feet, rushing for 82 yards and one touchdown, and effective when he needed to be with his arm, going 14 of 20 for 171 yards, one touchdown and one interception. That interception, by the way, wasn't his fault; coaches said after the game that the receiver ran a wrong route.
DEFENSIVE BACKS NOT NAMED AARON COLVIN: C
If not for late interceptions by Zack Sanchez and Quentin Hayes, this grade would've been a failing one. The guys in the Sooner secondary not named Aaron Colvin were dreadful in the first half, allowing K-State receiver Tyler Lockett to go crazy. But they improved in the second half and salvaged a passing grade.
AARON COLVIN: A
The senior defensive back is clearly still not a hundred percent after being injured against Baylor; the coaches tried to limit his snaps to only passing situations in the first half and his right arm was practically limp as he left the field at the end of the game. But after Lockett went nuts, Colvin was in the game every second-half snap that Lockett was. And the Wildcat receiver had only 72 yards after half. Big-time effort by Colvin.
WILDCAT TWIRLERS: A
Yes, twirlers. The K-State marching band had two gals in tiny sequined outfits who stood at attention through the entire 27-player pregame ceremony for Senior Day. The wind chill was 15 degrees. But when the band started back up, the twirlers had only one drop between them. There's no way they could even feel their hands. Most impressive thing we saw all day.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A
Impressive day by every phase of the Sooner special teams. Michael Hunnicutt was perfect and tied the single-season school record with his 21st field goal of the year. Jed Barnett reversed the field on a couple occasions, pinning the Wildcats deep. And Jalen Saunders and Roy Finch had big returns.
BRENNAN CLAY: A
Even when Damien Williams gets out of the doghouse, why not stick with Clay? He's always been dependable, but Saturday, he showed he can be dynamic, too. A career-high 200 yards.