OU football: Quick primer for Oklahoma-South Dakota 

Kyle Phillips / The Transcript

Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon runs with the ball during the Sooners' game against Houston on Sunday at Owen Field.

Oklahoma shouldn’t have issues with Missouri Valley Conference member South Dakota, which fell to Montana 31-17 last week.

Here’s what you should know about the Coyotes:

Game day

• Who: South Dakota (0-1) at No. 4 Oklahoma (1-0)

• Kickoff: 6 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium


• Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

• Perspective: South Dakota went 4-7 overall and 3-5 in the Missouri Valley last season. … OU doesn’t play many FCS opponents. Its previous matchup was a 69-13 win over Florida A&M in 2012. The Sooners play two FCS games the next two seasons, beginning with South Dakota then another against Missouri State in 2020.

3 players to watch

• 44 Darin Greenfield (6-3, 235; Sr. DL): A two-time All-American who leads all current Coyotes in career sacks and tackles for loss.

• 1 Austin Simmons (6-1, 215; Sr. QB): South Dakota’s quarterback was 23 for 33 with 246 yards, 2 TDs and an interception in the opener. He took over as the starter last season.

• 6 Kody Case (5-10, 175; R-So. WR): He caught 11 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns last week.

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