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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley called running back Trey Sermon the team’s primary running back last week, but also hinted that Marcelias Sutton, T.J. Pledger or Kennedy Brooks would have opportunities to seize the job with quality performances.

Players are likely still breathing sighs of relief after Oklahoma’s narrow 28-21 overtime victory over Army.

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Kenneth Murray had more than two dozen tackles, with two major records already in hand. An Oklahoma defense that had been on the field for 44 minutes and 41 seconds of game clock was starting to feel the effects.

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It’s difficult to find a bright spot on an Oklahoma State defense that gave up over 621 yards and 41 points in its Big 12 opener against Texas Tech on Saturday night. However, if there was one of any sort, freshman safety Jarrick Bernard was a decent candidate.

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NORMAN — As Oklahoma tested players at the offensive tackle positions this preseason, in one case converting a guard into a tackle, it also evaluated a close competition at center.

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NORMAN — Among secondary violations that the University of Oklahoma recently self-reported to the NCAA was 2019 wide receiver Arjei Henderson exceeding the 48-hour window allotted for an official visit, according to The Oklahoman.

ARLINGTON, Texas — For a brief moment Saturday night, TCU gave off the glowing appearance it was headed for its biggest non-conference regular-season win in more than a decade.

ARLINGTON, Texas — A few media members surrounded ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor and her interview subject, seconds after No. 4 Ohio State had kept its College Football Playoff goals afloat by surviving a scare from No. 15 TCU.

Normally, that interview subject would have been Urban Meyer, the embattled Buckeyes coach who was serving out the third and final game of his suspension stemming from a tumultuous offseason. Instead, Interim Coach Ryan Day inserted himself into the spotlight for a brief moment.

Oklahoma will experience the pageantry of facing Army for just the fourth time in school history. Saturday’s game at Owen Field will be an experience both schools’ players will cherish for different reasons.

AMES, Iowa — People watching at Jack Trice Stadium probably figured David Montgomery would shed tackles. For more than a year, Iowa State’s brute running back has built a reputation for doing so.

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I finally had the opportunity Saturday, after coming up now on 10 years as an Enid resident, to attend the annual Cherokee Strip parade through downtown Enid. 

Amen Ogbongbemiga saw a crease in the Boise State punt block coverage – just like his coach told him there would be – and he made a play that changed Saturday’s contest at Boone Pickens Stadium.

For a long time, Dillon Stoner knew his roommate was fast, but the rest of the world found out Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s game between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 15 TCU is one Bill Hancock and the College Football Playoff committee had circled for eight months.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Taylor Cornelius might be a sneakily good quarterback, or he might not. One thing is for sure, we don’t know which is true.