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Monday, October 15, 2012
The Oklahoma 10: Week 7

By Jake Trotter

Each week, SoonerNation will rank Oklahoma’s top 10 performers of the season up to this point. The Sooners had plenty of impressive performers in a 63-21 win over Texas.

1. CB Aaron Colvin (Last week: No. 1): Colvin picked off a pass for the second week in a row, and blanketed Texas’ receivers all game.

2. FB Trey Millard (2): Millard showed what he’s capable of with the ball in his hands. He came up with the longest OU reception in Red River Rivalry history, a 73-yard catch in which he hurdled a Texas defender to set up OU’s fourth touchdown. Millard finished with a career-high 119 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches. He also rushed for 45 yards.

3. S Tony Jefferson (3): Jefferson improved his NFL Draft stock with a Red River defensive outing reminiscent of Roy Williams. Jefferson had a team-high seven tackles, including two for loss, and an interception. He was dominant.

4. RB Damien Williams (9): Williams had the best OU-Texas game for a running back since Adrian Peterson in 2004. Williams rushed for 167 yards on 22 carries, including a 95-yarder that was the longest OU run in Red River history. There’s no doubt who the bell-cow is in the backfield.

5. QB Landry Jones (4): Jones has had his up-and-downs, but only three other quarterbacks can claim a 3-0 record against Texas as a starter. Jones also became the winningest QB in OU history with 33 victories.

6. QB Blake Bell (NR): Bell was unstoppable in the Belldozer formation, and set the tone on the first drive with several impressive runs, including his eight-yard touchdown dash in which he stiff-armed a Texas defender. He had four touchdowns in the first half alone. Not bad for a backup QB.

7. WR Kenny Stills (5): Stills became the sixth OU receiver to go over 2,000 receiving yards. But his devastating block that sprung Williams loose on the 95-yard touchdown is what OU fans will remember about him from this game.

8. DT David King (6): King had a sack and helped establish the attitude up front for a Sooners defense that dominated the line of scrimmage. Texas RBs Johnathan Gray and Joe Bergeron had just 17 yards rushing on 12 carries.

9. C Gabe Ikard (7) The OU offensive line obliterated Texas and rushed for 343 yards. Ikard was a big reason why.

10. WR Justin Brown (NR): This is what the Sooners envisioned when they brought in the Penn State transfer. Brown finished with 73 yards and a touchdown on five receptions, and was physical after making the catch. With Brown, Stills, Sterling Shepard, Trey Metoyer and now Jalen Saunders, the Sooners have an imposing receiving corps.

On the cusp: S Javon Harris, CB Demontre Hurst, WR Sterling Shepard, DT Jamarkus McFarland, LB Corey Nelson