On Saturday much of the attention centered around the defense. Hoping to sure up a few issues prevalent under Mike Stoops, changes are clearly on the way. However, the Oklahoma Sooners answered a vital question that fell through the cracks during the contest with the TCU Horned Frogs.
Previously, the rushing attack found itself anemic after the loss of Rodney Anderson. Tossing a plethora of running backs onto the field, none asserted themselves as the cream of the crop. That was until Saturday.
Against the Horned Frogs, Trey Sermon led the initial charge. Racking up 110 yards on 17 carries, the back left the game with a leg injury. While Sermon is affective on the ground, the sophmore elevates himself to another level when coming out of the backfield to assist in the passing game. Leaving the door open for another rising star, it appears as though a number one has emerged.
Kennedy Brooks showcased unrivaled speed against the TCU defense. Tallying up a career high 126 yards on 18 carries, the youngster continues to rise to the occasion when given the opportunity. Needless to say, the two back have the potential to complement on another on the field. Moving forward, the rushing attack should thrive assuming Sermon’s injury isn’t serious.
We’ll know more on Monday following the Sooners weekly presser.