The Norman Transcript

September 23, 2013

Sooners have mobility on their side

OU's Bell and Notre Dame's Rees bring different styles

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — One of the major differences in Oklahoma’s game with Notre Dame in 2012 was the quarterbacks. Notre Dame’s Everett Golson rushed for 64 yards in the game. Landry Jones was sacked twice and finished with minus-16 yard on the ground.

The game will feature different quarterbacks Saturday and the Sooners will be the team with a running quarterback. Blake has rushed for 55 yards this season to go along with 24 career rushing touchdowns.

“Our quarterback is different than what we've had the last couple years, yes,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. “We have the ability with Blake to have more quarterback run game, or him having the opportunity to scramble a little better than some of the guys we've had in the past.

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has rushed minus-20 yards through four games.