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Oklahoma football: Roy Finch's top five moments

by Jason Kersey Modified: August 9, 2013 at 9:00 am •  Published: August 8, 2013

— 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:


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.


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.

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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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