The Oklahoma Sooners offense continues to put up impressive numbers. Putting up 47.7 points per game through three outings, the offense ranks ninth in nation. Looking to continue the success, here are three key players who must step up against the Baylor Bears.
Abdul Adams | Sophomore Running Back
After fumbling against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the most experienced back on the roster found himself a seat on the pine. However, fans knew it wasn’t the end of the road for the talent back. Finally entering the game against Tulane, the sophomore quickly racked up 93 yards on eight carries. Although the responsibility in the backfield has been shared, Adams averages 7.9 yards per attempt. Ball security remains of utmost importance from a group that will receive the majority of the possessions. Expect Adams to put an emphasis on this single aspect of the game while crossing the goal line for the first time this season.
CeeDee Lamb | Freshman Receiver
Ejected in the last contest on a questionable call, Lamb will not have to sit out since the incident occurred during the first half of play. Setting a career high in receiving yards, Lamb put on quite the show. Proving he’s capable of what Baker Mayfield attempted to tell the nation months ago, Lamb can no longer fly under the radar. As defenses focus in on the explosive playmaker, the young freshman must find ways to consistently get open. Baylor has surrendered over 300 yards through the air when playing at home this season. Look for the coaching staff of Oklahoma to exploit this with the likes of Lamb.
Mark Andrews | Junior Tight End
In Andrews case, he is a player who must perform in a different capacity against Baylor. Since suffering an injury earlier in the year, the tight end has not looked to be 100%. However, reports were that the junior could have played the entire game against Tulane despite limping off the field. Now, expected to be at 100%, fans will be giving Andrews the eye test. He must perform at a high level once again if Oklahoma hopes to run the table.