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Blake Bell may be the starting quarterback after all.
Oklahoma can’t expect to succeed this year if it doesn’t have an efficient quarterback.
After winning the preseason battle, Trevor Knight was given the green light to start at the position. However, the redshirt freshman’s performance thus far has been completely underwhelming.
Through the air, he’s just 21-of-48 (43.8 percent) for 205 yards and four touchdowns to three interceptions. While Knight rushed for 103 yards in his collegiate debut, he was held to just 42 in his second outing.
More importantly, Knight committed three turnovers Saturday against West Virginia—one fumble and back-to-back interceptions. The latter caused head coach Bob Stoops to remove him from the game in favor of Blake Bell.
Coming into the season, many thought Bell was a lock to win the position—he rushed for 24 touchdowns over his first two campaigns. However, the junior was completely outplayed in the preseason.
According to ESPN.com's Jake Trotter, Knight underwent an MRI on his knee Sunday morning. Although it doesn’t appear to be serious, it could mean Bell may get another shot at winning the position next weekend.
Needless to say, this is a situation that is still a problem for the Sooners.
All stats used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com.
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