In 2007, the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners opened the season against North Texas while debuting a new quarterback and running back. Not one hundred percent sure what to expect, fans walked away with a certain level of confidence. At the quarterback position, redshirt freshman and local product, Sam Bradford, put most - if not all - questions behind him. Throwing for 363 yards along with three touchdowns, Bradford only threw one pass in the second half. Simply put, he could not have asked for a better debut.
In combination, freshman DeMarco Murray flashed his brilliance all over the field. After losing Adrian Peterson to the NFL Draft, some worried about the production from the position. Without missing a beat, Murray picked up the slack scoring five touchdowns on 17 carries for 88 yards.
With the effort, Oklahoma produced a 79-10 win. Needless to say, these two were just getting started with the legacy they would leave behind during their time in Norman.