Johnny Manziel is ready to get back to doing the things that helped him earn his nickname, the Heisman Trophy and a host of other major awards.
So which of the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy really has been college football’s best player this season? Check back with the Oklahoma Sooners after the Cotton Bowl and they could offer an educated opinion.
Nicole Griffin turned it on in the second half for Oklahoma, and it turned out the 13th ranked Sooners needed every bit of her 15 points and nine rebounds to survive a spirited North Texas squad, defeating the Mean Green 71-68 on Thursday night.
There is a clear-cut scenario that will guarantee Oklahoma getting into a BCS game. That would include the Sooners being in the unusual position of pulling for Texas.
Needing to score a touchdown in the final 30 seconds in two straight games, Landry Jones and No. 12 Oklahoma have come through in the clutch to stay right in the thick of the Big 12 championship chase.
Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Romero Osby grabbed 11 rebounds as Oklahoma escaped with a 63-59 win over the Mavericks.
Oklahoma’s stingy secondary is getting another chance to slow down a 3,000-yard passer. On Saturday night, No. 13 Oklahoma will try to put the kibosh on West Virginia’s Geno Smith.
For a team that went six years without losing at home, struggles on the road were always magnified at Oklahoma. That’s starting to turn around.
Harris and No. 14 Oklahoma (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) get their long-awaited rematch Saturday against the Bears (4-4, 1-4), who are leading the nation in offense even with Robert Griffin III no longer on the roster.
For most of three seasons, Brennan Clay has bided his time, waiting for his chance to be the starting running back for No. 14 Oklahoma.
Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, and quarterback David Ash’s status is uncertain after X-rays showed his left wrist wasn’t broken.
The wide grins came naturally for Oklahoma’s players as they passed around the Golden Hat trophy, celebrating a third straight victory over Texas at the Red River Rivalry game.