Playing like that earned the respect of his teammates, but Oklahoma could not have a midfielder Spencer Rattler doing what he did in the second quarter.
Rattler was not afraid to make a contact during a 2-yard clash of OU’s overwhelming 62-9 victory over Saturday night’s visit to Kansas. But the hit to the hip clearly affected him the rest of the way, even if it was a short day.
“Yea, I got hit pretty hard in the hip. So my hip pointer, right below my rib cage, ”said Rattler. “It was like a heavy bruise. I can’t really finish … you could say, I didn’t have any of my energy for the second half, and then some fulfillment.
“I may be playing at 50%, but sometimes you have to work out and get out there and just help the team in any way possible, but luckily nothing serious. Just a bruise ”.
Rattler had no zip in his passes, leaving many wondering why head coach Lincoln Riley kept bringing Rattler back when the score was 31-3 after halftime.
Riley said it was his call and he discussed everything with Rattler after each drive.
“It just hurts a little. I think just trying to get through and finish his pitch, you can know it only affects him a little bit, ”said Riley. “He was able at the end of the game to start loosening again and start throwing the good ball back there at the end. He’s fine. If it weren’t for him, if the match didn’t go out at hand, we would have let him stay. “
Rattler completed 15 of 27 212-yard passes with one touch, one to touch the ball and his first interception in three matches.
It was also a good day for the group. Tanner Mordecai was a 7/8 passer in 128 yards with a single touch, and Chandler Morris scored his first career score.
However, attention will be paid to Rattler’s health. With the organizer having a week bye, you think that will give him the time he needs to heal to get ready for Bedlam vs. Oklahoma State in two weeks.
Austin Stogner are also traumatized, though no updates have been released. He was underestimated in the second quarter, and after trying to get back on the third quarter, went back into the locker room and didn’t run again.
Stevenson asserted himself
You don’t have to wonder who is the # 1 rerun for Sooners when Rhamondre Stevenson has strengthened itself in recent weeks.
Stevenson darted to 104 yards in just 11 shots with two more touches, giving him five points in the two games he had played since returning from suspension.
“I think for the past two weeks, I’ve been very hungry and just didn’t play those five games at the beginning of the season, so I just yearn to play,” says Stevenson.
The running game has a different feel to Stevenson in the first screen. After struggling to average more than 4 yards per move, the OU is already at 200 yards and 6.5 yards per move.
And for the second game in a row, the OU made six quick touches. TJ Pledger, Marcus Major Also found a terminal to go with Rattler and Morris.
That is probably the week’s best-kept secret, but broad recipients Jadon Haselwood to the whole world on Friday night he will make his season debut.
Haselwood was successful early on and achieved a lot of success, even when the output was not at the level he wanted. He looks comfortable enough to know that he can play a pivotal role in Bedlam.
“It’s great to have him back. He’s a little irritable, which is clearly to be expected, ”said Riley. “Quite remarkable, his change. But he will be better. It’s good to have that first one under his belt. I think he did a great job.
“This goodbye week will be a great time for him, because he can really do a lot of great work on the pitch. Without a doubt, he will continue to be a factor that gets bigger and bigger as we go on. “
He made a 33-meter catch in the second half and executed a defensive free-kick that interfered in the final area leading to the goal.