Oklahoma football report card: Sooners' offensive line, Trevor Knight get high marks

by Jenni Carlson Published: November 23, 2013


photo - Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) hands off to Brennan Clay (24) during an NCAA college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State University Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Oklahoma won 41-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) hands off to Brennan Clay (24) during an NCAA college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State University Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Oklahoma won 41-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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.


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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