Sunday, September 1, 2013

Oklahoma Rolls Past Louisiana-Monroe, 34-0

Quarterback Trevor Knight #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners outruns safety Mitch Lane #38 of the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in the first half August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. (August 30, 2013 - Source: Brett Deering/Getty Images North America)
As much as anything, Trevor Knight's legs won him the job as Oklahoma's starting quarterback and he showcased his running ability Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.

Knight, a redshirt freshman, rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries and threw three touchdown passes -- two to Jalen Saunders -- and No. 16 Oklahoma beat the Warhawks 34-0 on Saturday night.

Oklahoma gave coach Bob Stoops his 150th career win, putting him seven behind Barry Switzer on the Sooners' career coaching wins list. Oklahoma is 5-0 under Stoops in August games and 14-1 in home openers, having lost only to Texas Christian in 2005.

Knight became the first Oklahoma quarterback to rush for 100 or more yards in a game since Jason White had 117 yards rushing against Kansas on Oct. 13, 2001.

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"The first game, you come out and you hope everything goes well," Knight said. "We struggled a little bit early but just got comfortable as the game went on and made some big plays. The guys up front did a hell of a job. and we got it going.

"I felt good. From the beginning. I was dealing. I just missed a few things here and there. Nothing big. We know we can correct it this week. That's the good thing about this game, is we know we can only go up from here."

Louisiana-Monroe upset then-No. 8 Arkansas on the road to open the 2012 season, but the Warhawks didn't get untracked offensively against a revamped Oklahoma defense. The Warhawks crossed midfield only twice and recorded only nine first downs and 166 yards of offense. (CBS Sports)
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