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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Samaje Perine goes over 100 yards, scores first career rushing TD

Kenny Stills had a career day for the Miami Dolphins in Week 11.

Washington Redskins v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Rookie running back Samaje Perine stepped up big for Washington in the absence of starter Rob Kelley in Week 11’s OT thriller in New Orleans. The Oklahoma Sooners’ career rushing leader paced the ‘Skins attack with 23 carries for 117 yards along with one reception for nine yards, and added the first NFL rushing touchdown of his career.

Washington got out a lead then allowed the Saints to ultimately come back to win their eighth-straight game of the season. Despite the disappointing loss, some fans and media alike are getting to know and love their promising rookie from Running Back U.

One of the brightest stars around the league this week was Dolphins leading wide receiver Kenny Stills. The field-scorching Stills continues to shine in Miami and enjoyed his best game in the NFL to date against the Bucs in Week 11. Finishing with a career-high 180 yards on seven catches, Kenny also added this 61-yard, game-tying touchdown:

Stills has 40 receptions for a team-high 588 yards and five touchdowns so far this season. He graded out as the week’s second-best wide receiver, according to Pro Football Focus.

Stills’ teammate and fellow California native Damien Williams rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries and added 24 yards on his only reception, while defensive tackle Jordan Phillips also got on the board for Miami with two tackles and a sack. The Dolphins went on to lose the game, however, 30-20.

Buccaneers defensive leader Gerald McCoy was a beast on the other side, finishing with three solo tackles and assisting on four more along with a sack. Linebacker Devante Bond added one tackle for the Bucs in the win over the Dolphins.

Jaguars rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook finally made his NFL debut after being activated from injured reserve last week. The 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner caught three passes for 35 yards in a win over the Browns, including this, the first regular season catch of his career:

Aaron Colvin registered one solo tackle and a tackle assist in the win for the Jags.

Joe Mixon rushed 20 times for 49 yards in a Bengals win over the Broncos. Jordan Evans added two solo tackles and assisted on another in the win.

Adrian Peterson ran for 26 yards on 14 rushes and added a catch for 13 yards in a Cardinals loss at Houston. Jermaine Gresham added a reception for 10 yards.

DeMarco Murray struggled to get going in the Titans’ Thursday night loss to the Steelers, rushing for 10 yards on eight carries and adding five receptions for 37 yards.

All in all, five former Oklahoma running backs started in the NFL in Week 11, which is just incredible. Actually, it’s six if you include fullback Aaron Ripkowski!

Tony Jefferson recorded four tackles in the Ravens shutout win in Green Bay. Ripkowski caught one pass for six yards on the other side for the Packers.

These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:

(*denotes starter)

Blake Bell (TE- Vikings), James Hanna (TE – Cowboys), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive, on bye weeks or did not play in Week 11:

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings, IR), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), David King (DE - Titans), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, illness), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR)