Oklahoma’s 55-48 win over Texas in the Cotton Bowl was definitely a win of epic proportions. On Monday the Big 12 office applauded the effort by awarding three individual awards to Sooner Players. Quarterback Caleb Williams, running back Kennedy Brooks, and kicker Gabe Brkic were all recognized by the Big 12 for their roles in the largest comeback win in the series history.
Brooks was awarded the Offensive Player of the Week after running the ball 25 times for a career-high 217 yards (8.7 per carry) and scoring Oklahoma’s final two touchdowns. His 217 rushing yards were OU’s fourth most ever vs. Texas. He now has 10 career 100-yard rushing games and six with at least 150 rushing yards.
Brkic picked up his second Special Teams Player of the Week award after tying the single-game school records for points by a kicker (17) and field goals (four). He made all four of his field goal attempts and all five PAT tries on Saturday to get to the 17-point total. His field goals were 40, 35, 29 and 26 yards. Brkic is now 15 for 17 (.882) on field goals this season and has made all 23 of his PAT tries. His 15 field goal makes lead the nation. He has made at least two field goals in 11 of OU’s last 13 games dating back to last season.
The hero of the day was Caleb Williams who came off the bench to account for accounted for 300 total yards and three touchdowns while leading the Sooners on seven scoring drives in its final nine possessions. He entered for a 4th-and-inches play at the start of the second quarter and raced 66 yards for his second rushing TD of the season and then took over the quarterback duties just past the midway point of the second quarter (when OU trailed 35-17) and threw for 212 yards (on 16 of 25 passing) and two touchdowns and rushed for 88 yards on four carries. Williams’ 66-yard touchdown was OU’s longest rushing play of the season and its third longest rushing TD by a quarterback against Texas.
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