It was the kind of day few fullbacks ever get to experience.
“It was awesome,” Millard said Monday. “I just got a lot of opportunities and was able to make a lot of plays when I did.”
He’ll be back at the Cotton Bowl when the 12th-ranked Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) face Texas at 11 a.m. Saturday. One last chance to add to a legacy that he’s built in the rivalry.
How many times he touches the ball is up to Heupel and the Longhorns. It was very apparent in last year’s meeting Texas wasn’t too concerned about the Sooners’ fullback. OU seemed to know it long before walking down the Cotton Bowl ramp.
In each of the practices leading up to the game, Millard was getting the ball more than usual.
But what Millard did after getting the ball was pure Millard.
“Trey’s just one of those guys who gets limited touches, so he’s gonna make the most out of those,” center Gabe Ikard said. “He took some simple plays and made great plays out of them. His talent and toughness just came through. He gets a simple check down in the flat and takes it 70 yards.”
And gets an OU highlight/Texas lowlight that will likely live on for generations.
Millard would love to add to his collection Saturday. Some of that will be out of his hands. If he wasn’t on Texas’ radar as a threat, he is now. Heupel seems very agreeable to a repeat performance.
“We need to get him the football again and he needs to play in the same fashion.”
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