Entering the game in the fourth quarter, true freshman Trey Sermon carried the ball for the first time against the Baylor Bears. Continuously receiving the nod, the Oklahoma Sooners’ running back would end the game with 12 touches to his name. However, the young, budding star amassed 148 total yards alongside two touchdowns. The effort earned Sermon the title of Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
The trust this coaching staff has placed in Sermon is undeniable. Carrying the ball on 12-of-16 plays in the fourth quarter speaks volumes. Yet, the waters continue to be stirred when it comes to who earns the start on October 7th.
Possibly the most memorable play from the freshman came during a 3rd-and-eight situation. Taking the handoff from Baker Mayfield, the running back surveyed the field while finding some space to run. Bursting past the line of scrimmage, Sermon recorded a 34-yard trot crossing the goal line. The move put Oklahoma up 42-31.