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Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Two Sooners with something to prove in Saturday's game

by Jason Kersey Modified: November 23, 2013 at 9:35 am •  Published: November 23, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Here is the second of three pregame blogs from Ryan Aber and I.

Here, we each pick one Oklahoma player who has something to prove Saturday against Kansas State.

ABER: Trevor Knight
Knight performed well against Iowa State. But that was just Iowa State. He’s performed well in spot duty since losing his starting position. But that wasn’t on the road as the starter. If Knight shows he can move the ball through the air and keep his effectiveness on the ground, the Sooners will feel much better about their quarterback situation moving forward into next year. Another game of struggles, though, and the quarterback merry-go-round could continue to Bedlam and into bowl season.

KERSEY: Brennan Clay
The senior put himself on the spot this week, when he described the frustration that comes along with being part of a running back-by-committee system. He might get what he wants — lots more carries — Saturday against Kansas State, especially with Damien Williams’ suspension. Clay leads the Sooners in rushing yards, but hasn’t gotten more than 10 carries in very many of Oklahoma’s games this season. On Saturday, when Oklahoma faces a tough Wildcats defense in a hostile environment, the senior’s performance will carry some extra pressure, considering this will be redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight’s first career road start.

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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