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Oklahoma football: Sooners' WR Jalen Saunders says he could play QB, run OU's offense

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 2, 2013

The award has been given since 1990, when Air Force's Chris Howard won. Alabama's Barrett Jones won the award last season.

Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf and Southern Nazarene's Stan West are also among the nominees.


Oklahoma found itself worn down in the fourth quarter of last season's home loss to Notre Dame, but definitely won the final frame this year against the Irish.

The Sooners held the ball for 12:11 in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 35-21 win at Notre Dame, running off more than five minutes on a 10-play, 38-yard drive to end the game.

“We definitely lacked that last year,” senior safety Gabe Lynn said of fourth-quarter prowess. “All year long and going back to before the season, Coach (Bob) Stoops has been stressing to us the importance of the fourth quarter.

“We when went into the fourth quarter, as a defense we knew we had to stop them. We did and the offense did a great job of running the clock out. That's how we brought it home.”


Junior nickelback Julian Wilson, on the media:

“Now everybody wants to say how good we are, we've got a chance to compete for the national championship. But before the season we weren't predicted to win anything, win five or six games. We never really paid much attention to the media before the season, so there's no reason to start now.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics 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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