Whaley, Broyles, Franks lead way for OU

September, 4, 2011
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Three stars in Oklahoma’s 47-14 win over Tulsa:

Junior running back Dominique Whaley
The walk-on transfer from Langston surprised everybody but his teammates and coaches. Whaley rushed for 132 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries. He showed great strength and determination while averaging 7.3 yards per carry. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been touting Whaley's playmaking ability since preseason camp began, and the junior showed why with his breakout performance.

Senior receiver Ryan Broyles
It would be easy to leave Broyles off the list, because we’ve become so accustomed to his greatness. But if any other Sooner finished the game with 14 receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown, Sooner nation would be buzzing about the performance. Enjoy Broyles’ greatness while you can; guys like him don't come along often.

Sophomore receiver Trey Franks
With Kenny Stills sitting out, Franks stepped up with seven receptions for 74 yards. He finished third on the team with 127 all-purpose yards, trailing Broyles [158] and Whaley [143]. Franks showed signs of being a playmaker as a freshman and made some dynamic plays after the catch against the Golden Hurricane. He could emerge as a key member of the Sooners' offense in 2011.

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