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OU football: Trevor Knight shines during brief playing time vs. Notre Dame

He immediately reminded Sooners fans about why there was so much excitement when he was named the starter.
by Ryan Aber Published: September 29, 2013


photo - Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) runs during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. Oklahoma defeated Notre Dame 35-21. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  ORG XMIT: INDC119
Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) runs during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. Oklahoma defeated Notre Dame 35-21. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: INDC119

Against West Virginia, Knight took a shot to his thigh early in the game and another to his knee just before halftime. He battled it out for about a quarter before giving way to Bell.

That night after the afternoon game, Knight realized it was more than just soreness.

His knee started tightening up that night and an MRI the next day showed all four of the ligaments — the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial collateral and lateral collateral — were sprained.

“It's just facing a little adversity,” Knight said. “It's going to happen to everyone whether it's during a game or during a season like this. You can't get down.”

After Bell threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns against Tulsa and was efficient against Notre Dame, there is no quarterback controversy.

Bell is clearly the guy. There was, though, question about Knight being No. 2 after Kendal Thompson returned from a broken foot.

Earlier this week, coach Bob Stoops said he wasn't sure who would be the backup against the Irish, saying it would be Heupel's call.

Knight isn't completely back, but he's thrilled at getting those six plays Saturday.

“I feel good. I wouldn't say 100 percent but feel obviously good enough to play,” Knight said. “Coming out of the West Virginia game, your head's down a little bit even though we got the big win and just coming back in and getting a good play to start it off felt good.”

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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