Sunday, October 13, 2013
Week 7 helmet stickers
By Brandon Chatmon
Here are the helmet stickers after Oklahoma's 36-20 loss to Texas on Saturday:
Running back Keith Ford: One of the lone bright spots on a gloomy day for the Sooners’ offense, the true freshman finished with six carries for 34 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. And he added a bone-crushing hit on special teams as he continued to play a key role in the Sooners’ kickoff coverage unit. He has made it clear he is the future at running back for OU and the future could be coming sooner than people think.
Running back Roy Finch: Raise your hand if you think he should touch the ball more. Better yet, raise your hand if you don’t because counting is not my forte. Finch had a 73-yard kickoff return to set up OU’s lone offensive touchdown and the senior averaged 31.5 yards per touch while leading the Sooners with 114 all-purpose yards. I don’t know why the Sooners would want to get him the ball, though.
Linebacker Dominique Alexander: Things could have been a lot worse if the true freshman had frozen up in his first start as the replacement for Corey Nelson. Alexander had 19 tackles including 13 solo stops and one tackle for loss. If he had missed a lot of tackles or wasn’t around the ball for most of the game, UT could have rushed for 400 yards.