In 2013, the Oklahoma Sooners lost the record setting arm of Landry Jones to graduation and the NFL. Fan favorite, Blake Bell, was expected to fill the void and lead this team to future success. However, all expectations changed when a youngster in Trevor Knight trotted out as the starting quarterback.
Battling through early injuries, Knight earned his third start of the season and of his career against the Kansas State Wildcats on the road. Employing a run first offense, the Sooner continuously put the ball in the hands of Brennan Clay, the star of the day who amassed 200 yards.
In Manhattan, Kansas on November 23rd of 2013, the Sooners may have found an identity to run with...no pun intended. In the second quarter, Oklahoma rushed the ball 14 times to secure the longest drive of the season at 98 yards. At the conclusion of the game, OU collected 301 yards on the ground en route to a 41-31 win.
The effort cemented Bob Stoops as the winningest Oklahoma coach.