Oklahoma Sooners

Immediate Impact | Stevenson Receives Big 12 Award & High Praise

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma looked different on offense Saturday night. The Sooners were just as smooth and efficient on offense as they have been since the second half of the Texas game but they were also powerful at the same time. That’s the difference Rhamondre Stevenson makes.

In his season debut, the senior running back carried the ball 13 times for a game-high 87 yards (6.7 average) and a set a new career high with his three touchdowns. On Monday the Big 12 awarded acknowledged him as the co-Offensive Player of the Week.

“Adding a back of his caliber that can break tackles and has had some pretty good experience here with our guys so that was huge.”

Lincoln Riley

Former USC star Reggie Bush had high praises for Stevenson during the FOX broadcast on Saturday night as well.

“Rhamondre Stevenson reminds me of LenDale White that I played with at USC,” Bush said. “They have a similar body type, similar running style.”

This is the first career weekly Big 12 honor for Stevenson. OU has had seven Big 12 honors this year, by five players. Quarterback Spencer Rattler was named Newcomer of the Week and kicker Stephen Johnson was named Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 14 while running back  T.J. Pledger was named Offensive Player of the Week and David Ugwoegbu was named the Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 12, and Marvin Mims was named co-Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 26.

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