Oklahoma RB Sermon brings stability to unpredictable season
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon couldn't have picked a better time to step up his game.
Talented crew ready to replace injured Oklahoma RB Anderson
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Opportunity has knocked unexpectedly for Oklahoma's stable of talented running backs.
The Sooners lost star Rodney Anderson for the season to a right knee injury against UCLA over the weekend. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Anderson might have been the nation's best player the second half of last season — even better than Heisman-winning teammate Baker Mayfield.
Oklahoma RBs Adams, Sermon fill void for NFL departees
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — They aren't quite Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, but Oklahoma running backs Abdul Adams and Trey Sermon are getting the job done for the third-ranked Sooners.
Lincoln Riley to debut as Oklahoma head coach vs. UTEP
UTEP (4-8 in 2016) at No. 7 Oklahoma (11-2), Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox).
Line: Oklahoma by 41½.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 3-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley will make his head coaching debut. The 33-year-old is the youngest head coach in the FBS. He wants to get things clicking and take momentum into the Sooners' showdown at No. 2 Ohio State next week.
Oklahoma sorting out replacements for RBs Perine, Mixon
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern.
Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading.
The Sooners need to fill the slots left open when running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon chose to leave early for the NFL. Perine left Oklahoma as the school's all-time rushing leader, and he's climbing the depth chart with the Washington Redskins.