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OU's Dominique Whaley: ‘Eventually ... one of them was going to break'

Three questions with Dominique Whaley — Oklahoma super walk-on running back Dominique Whaley says he knew if the Sooners kept running the ball, they'd break a long one eventually.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 8, 2011

OU's Dominique Whaley

Most of Dominique Whaley's yards Saturday came on one play — a 64-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that put the Sooners up 48-10. Whaley, the walk-on from Lawton MacArthur, continues to come up with big plays as he's established himself as OU's primary running back.

Early in the game, Texas' defense stuffed your running game. What were your thoughts early and were you all concerned?

I don't think anything really. We just had to stay patient, keep hitting it hard and eventually, we were going to wear the D down and one of them was going to break.

What did you see on the long touchdown run?

I made it to the outside, made a cut, saw grass and ran like I was crazy. I ran like crazy. It was a good feeling because I always tell people I need to show my speed; I need to show them I'm fast. I can run between the tackles, but I'm fast too.

Are you surprised at all with the impact you've been able to have so quick?

It's not really a surprise because that would say I was doubting myself. I knew my abilities, my teammates knew my abilities. I just had to show it out there.

By Ryan Aber

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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