Oklahoma football: Which newcomer will have the biggest impact against UTEP?

POINT/COUNTERPOINT — Jason Kersey thinks receiver Trey Metoyer will turn in the biggest freshman performance Saturday, while Berry Tramel is banking on running back Damien Williams.
by Berry Tramel and Jason Kersey Published: August 31, 2012
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Point/counterpoint: Which Oklahoma newcomer will have the biggest impact Saturday against UTEP?

JASON KERSEY, OU FOOTBALL WRITER

Trey Metoyer is the trendy pick, but also the obvious one. The true freshman showed his big-play ability and skills in the spring game against Oklahoma's secondary, which I'd venture represents a tougher test than he'll face Saturday in the West Texas desert.

I'm predicting that there will be five passing touchdowns — from Landry Jones, Blake Bell or even Drew Allen — to be caught Saturday, and they'll be split between Metoyer (two), Penn State transfer Justin Brown (two) and Kenny Stills (one). Metoyer gets the nod as most important newcomer, though, because he'll be the favorite target all night.

A short year removed from a stint in military school, the true freshman lives up to his hype Saturday in El Paso, a short distance from Fort Bliss.

BERRY TRAMEL, COLUMNIST


by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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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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