Last weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners' season drastically changed. The final opportunity to score a win over a ranked opponent now remains firmly in the rear view mirror with championship hopes dashed. Losing Trevor Knight doesn't help ease the pain nor does the sound of 6-3 currently. However, the team as well as individuals have accomplished feats other players and programs could only dream of. One of those individuals is Alex Ross.
On the season, Ross has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns to swing momentum in favor of the Sooners. Now, opposing teams have started to take notice while attempting to avoid kicking the ball his direction. To disguise which side of the field the electric return man and running back lines up on, the Oklahoma coaching staff implemented a stack near the goal line. Only after the kicker begins his motion does Ross split out to the one side or the other. For the remainder of the season, Ross carries with him the potential to become the other player in school history to return three kickoffs.
If the hints have not been picked up yet, the bold prediction this week is that Ross completes the feat against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The sophomore averages 34.73 yards per return and continues to be an asset as his rushing game progressed tremendously this season.
2014 Little Known Feats Of Greatness
- Oklahoma remains one of two FBS schools to limit opponents to less than 160 yards rushing in every single game this season
- The Sooners have yet to allow a single player to gain 100 yards on the ground this year
- Tasked with keeping the quarterback upright, the offensive line has allowed a Big XII leading 6 sacks this season ranking third nationally