NORMAN — Oklahoma senior running back Roy Finch often adds an extra dose of electricity to games when he enters them.
Here's a look at the top-five moments of Finch's college football career to this point:
1. INTRODUCING ROY FINCH
After missing the first five games of his freshman season with an ankle injury, Finch made his debut in the second quarter of Oklahoma's Oct, 16, 2010 home game against Iowa State.
He gained five yards on his first carry, and then picked up 13 yards and 17 yards on the very next two plays, displaying the speed and elusiveness that make him such a talented athlete.
Between the second and third carries, Fox Sports color commentator Joel Klatt said, “If you can sense a buzz in the stadium, it's because everybody has been waiting for Roy Finch to play football for Oklahoma.”
Finch finished the game with 16 rushes for 92 yards.
2. HAND ON THE GROUND
The Red Raiders scored a quick touchdown to open their Oct. 22, 2011 game in Norman and take a 7-0 lead.
On the Sooners' first offensive snap, Landry Jones handed the ball to Finch, who went left into a crowd, spun through a low tackle attempt and planted his hand in the ground to regain his balance, then sprinted back across the field, gaining 55 yards to set up an OU touchdown.
The run remains Finch's career long. He ended the game — which OU lost in a 41-38 upset — with 13 carries for 93 yards.
3. A LATE NAIL IN KSU'S COFFIN
A week after the Texas Tech loss, OU traveled to No. 10 Kansas State. The Sooners led 23-17 at halftime, but pulled away for a comfortable victory with a 21-0 third quarter.
The last of those touchdowns came when Finch took a handoff, sprinted through the KSU defense and outran the Wildcats for a 31-yard score.
4. 2012 DEBUT
After not getting any offensive touches in Oklahoma's 2012 season opener, Finch finally saw his first non-special teams action in the fourth quarter of the Sooners' 69-13 home rout of Florida A&M.
He gained no yards on his first carry, but picked up 11 a few plays later, then followed that with a 15-yard touchdown run to thunderous applause.
Finch finished with five carries that night, then only two more the rest of the season.
5. RECORD-TYING RETURN
Oklahoma led Kansas 38-0 at halftime on Oct. 20, 2012, but Finch allowed the Sooners to keep the momentum going right off the bat in the third quarter.
Finch caught the second-half opening kick at the goal line and sprinted untouched through the Jayhawks' coverage team for a 100-yard touchdown return, tying the record for longest return in OU history.