The moment has arrived. The Oklahoma Sooners are holding their Spring Game for the first time since 2019, and although this year’s format doesn’t really resemble a football game, we will indeed take it regardless. This will be my first sporting event to attend in over a year, so you know I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m over the moon.
Also, raise your hand if you think this should be the permanent midfield logo. *raises hand*
How to Watch
Hey, where can I watch the OU Spring Game if I'm not in Oklahoma, but I also don't have internet access or cable and also I'm on the moon?— S. Alexandre (@SethOliveras) April 24, 2021
Time & TV: Saturday, Apr. 24 at 4 p.m. CT on Bally Sports OK (formerly FOX Sports Oklahoma). Unfortunately, due to a conflict between Bally and DirectTV, the latter will not be carrying the game. Local DirecTV subscribers will have to stream it on FoxSportsGo.
Commentary: Toby Rowland, Dusty Dvoracek and Jessica Coody
Spring Game Format
- Offense (white) versus defense (red)
- Two 15-minute halves
- Defense will start with 21 points and gain an additional three points for turnovers, fourth-down stops and missed field goals. The defense will also be given six points for defensive touchdowns and two points for safeties.
- The offense will be rewarded with standard points for field goals and touchdowns
Players to Watch
Freshman QB Caleb Williams (No. 13) - No introduction necessary. The heir apparent to Spencer Rattler in 2022 will have plenty of eyes on him.
Freshman WR Mario Williams (No. 4) - Has been wowing in his first spring on campus. Drawing comparisons to Ryan Broyles.
DE/OLB Marcus Stripling (No. 33) - Stripling has been solid at DE during his time in Norman, but his work at the EDGE position has drawn plenty of attention this spring.
Junior OT Wanya Morris (No. 64) - Monster transfer from Tennessee. Can probably just slot him in at one of the starting tackle positions.
Senior C Chris Murray (No. 56) - UCLA transfer had to sit out most of last year. The betting favorite to take Creed Humphrey’s vacant spot at center.
Sophomore C/G Andrew Raym (No. 73) - The in-state product has a ton of upside and a mean streak. If Murray struggles, watch for him to claim the center role. If not, he could assume one of the guard spots in the event of an injury to Marquis Hayes or Tyrese Robinson.
Junior RB Eric Gray (No. 0) - Tennessee transfer will be a major receiving threat out of the backfield, but the role will expand even more if Seth McGowan isn’t on campus this fall.
Junior DT Isaiah Coe (No. 94) - JUCO transfer described by Calvin Thibodeaux as “probably the most powerful guy in the group” at defensive tackle. This group includes Perrion Winfrey and Jordan Kelley, so this is saying something.