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by Michael Baldwin Published: October 16, 2011

In Saturday's win, Finch ran for 58 yards on six carries and a touchdown. The undersized Finch ran hard. A couple of times, he took on Kansas defenders head-on.


Safety Aaron Colvin wore the No. 12 in honor of Austin Box, who died in May. Through six games, the players who have worn the No. 12 jersey have combined for 39 tackles, 0.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries.

Players who have worn No. 12 include: Tom Wort (vs. Tulsa), Frank Alexander (Florida State), Javon Harris (Missouri), Corey Nelson (Ball State), Travis Lewis (Texas) and Colvin (Kansas).


It wasn't like Lloyd Noble Center last winter, when Kansas had more fans in Norman for a men's basketball game, but there was a lot of crimson in the stands Saturday night. What stood out was OU had hundreds of fans sitting between the 40-yard lines in the high-dollar donor sections.


Starting left guard Stephen Good did not suit out after suffering a concussion during practice last week. Redshirt freshman Adam Shead, who has received compliments from the coaching staff in recent weeks and has played a few series as a reserve, made his first career start.

Good was inserted in the starting lineup after center Ben Habern suffered a broken arm against Missouri. Gabe Ikard, who slid over from left guard, made his third start at center.


Wide receiver Kenny Stills suffered a twisted right knee midway through the third quarter but returned the following series. Stills watched the entire fourth quarter from the sideline. ... Middle linebacker Tom Wort, who suffered a bruised back against Texas, started, but Jaydan Bird played the entire second half. ... Linebacker Travis Lewis left the game briefly late in the first half, but he returned to play the entire second half. ... Kicker Jimmy Stevens, who was sidelined by a quadriceps injury, then lost his starting job to redshirt freshman Michael Hunnicutt, did not dress out for Saturday's game. It was uncertain if Stevens reinjured his quadriceps.

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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