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November 24, 2013

Knight’s career-high passing numbers, poise against K-State positive signs

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NORMAN —

The dimension Knight has added to the Sooners’ run game cannot be ignored. Since the beginning of the third quarter of the Iowa State game through all four quarters against Kansas State, OU has rushed for 640 yards and averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Knight ran for 177 yards, but his presence has opened a lot of doors in the run game that had been closed previously.

“But Trevor came in and did a great job of executing the offense. Coach Heup did a great of calling plays,” said Brennan Clay, who rushed for a career-high 200 yards. “It was a great rhythm, and we got it going.”

The Sooners have two weeks to tweak before they play again. All that’s left in a regular season is the Dec. 7 meeting with No. 7 Oklahoma State at Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

It could be a game for a Big 12 championship or it could be a game where the rivals are simply playing for pride and bowl positioning.

After what OU has done the last six quarters — 79 points — there is a can’t-wait-to-see-what’s-next aspect to its offense that hasn’t been there all season.

OU has hit its stride late in the year. Knight has been the catalyst.

“We just have to keep getting him comfortable in the moment and the guys around him playing. But he has great speed, a quickness to make some things happen when they’re not there and he has great talent to make things happen when they are there,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. “We just have to keep getting him more of it.”

John Shinn

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