Bowl season is well underway and on Wednesday the Sooners have an opportunity to cap off this crazy and unforeseeable year with a win over the Ducks.
The biggest headline of the day will be Bob Stoops returning to the sidelines for OU. That being said, the quarterback matchup in San Antonio deserves a little more attention. Let’s take a look at what’s in store.
The world will be watching Caleb Williams on Wednesday night as he faces his first Pac-12 opponent. After an exciting freshman season, the future is certainly bright for the kid out of Washington D.C. It’s safe to say the expectations have been set pretty high, but that didn’t seem to bother Caleb at all throughout the year.
He will have to overcome another new challenge in his short career so far. This will be his first collegiate game without Lincoln Riley. Obviously we don’t like to talk about Coach Riley around here too much, but you can’t deny the impact that his relationships with his quarterbacks have. Not to mention he is single handedly one of the greatest offensive minds in the game.
I do think there will be some kinks to workout with a new play caller on the sideline. But, at the end of the day it’s football. These kids have been playing football their entire lives, and the coaches have been around the game even longer than them. After a couple of drives I’m sure we will see the Oklahoma offense we know and love.
Williams will look to put the icing on the cake to one of the more special true freshman seasons we’ve ever seen. Not to mention he did it by only playing in a little over half of the season. He recorded 18 touchdowns through the air and had only 4 interceptions. Caleb also recorded over 2,000 all purpose yards and rushed for another 6 touchdowns. Oh, and how could we forget his legendary performance against Texas?
Anthony Brown is a senior who has finally made a name for himself in his final season. He played for three years at Boston College and put up some solid numbers, but nothing like he did this year for Oregon.
He was a Duck last year as well but didn’t play much except for in the bowl game against Iowa State. This season has been a much different story as he has produced 24 total touchdowns with only 6 interceptions. He has also thrown for 2,683 yards.
Brown can beat you in many ways. He is just as good with his feet as he is with his arm. He might even be a little more dangerous when he’s on the move to be honest. 9 of his 24 touchdowns came on the ground while the other 15 were through the air.
The key for the Oklahoma defense will be to keep Anthony Brown contained and force him to make tough passes. He is a good quarterback, but with enough pressure he is bound to make a mistake.
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There is a lot to still be settled in the Oklahoma football program following this game. But, based on what we’ve seen on social media and from Caleb Williams himself it seems as if he is locked in and ready to go.
Hopefully the kid can come out with no distractions and play ball like we all know he can. I think Coach Stoops will have the guys ready to go and the Sooners will come out with a win. I do expect it to be a high scoring “shootout” type game. Which in my opinion favors Caleb Williams and this Oklahoma offense.
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