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Knight (right) will only improve as the season goes along.
While Knight’s passing performance was pretty underwhelming in his collegiate debut, it must be restated that the kid is just a freshman.
Countless former stars have begun their careers in similar fashion.
Take Knight’s predecessor, Landry Jones.
Jones was brought into the game following an injury to Sam Bradford, and only completed six of 12 attempts for 51 yards. Oklahoma went on to lose 14-13 to BYU.
Then there’s last year’s Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel. He threw for just 173 yards and 60 yards—not your typical Heisman-worthy performance.
It’s a learning curve, and if Knight’s performance in the second half was any indicator, the guy is starting to get the hang of it.
He’ll be a problem for opposing defenses moving forward.
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