True freshman defensive end Matt Dimon made the biggest play of his young college career in Saturday's 34-19 win over Kansas.
Dimon broke through to block Trevor Pardula's punt late in the second quarter. Pardula scrambled back into the end zone and kicked the ball out of bounds for the safety.
“The first punt block we ran or tried to run, they shaved my arm and I was confident I would get one,” Dimon said. “It's a funny play because it hit me right in the face mask. I didn't block it with my hand. I actually had the skid mark on my helmet from where it hit. I thought it was a good momentum changer.”
With the Sooners using more of a four-man front against Kansas' running attack and the recent injuries along the defensive line, Dimon played quite a bit on defense, entering the game early.
He finished with two tackles.
MIKE STOOPS STILL CONCERNED WITH RUN DEFENSE
Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was understandably upset with OU's run defense after Kansas gashed the Sooners early with a steady dose of James Sims and Darrian Miller.
Oklahoma settled down after the first quarter and a half, holding the Jayhawks to just one second-half first down.