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Trevor Knight, Quarterback
Despite his faults, Trevor Knight was much responsible for the Sooners' first two wins this season. Knight was named the starting QB during preseason after a highly competitive competition among Blake Bell and Kendal Thompson.
In his two starts this season, Knight went 21-of-48 passing for 205 yards and four touchdowns. Knight also rushed for 145 yards with an average pickup of 7.3 yards per attempt, per ESPN.com.
But due to lack of ball security (four interceptions in two games) and a knee injury sustained in Week 2 against West Virginia, Bob Stoops elected to replace Knight with backup QB Blake Bell.
Despite having lost starting the QB position for the Sooners, Knight still has a legitimate shot at regaining those honors this season. It all depends on his health coming back from his injury and the performance of Bell in the upcoming weeks.
Keith Ford, Running Back
Keith Ford, freshman, has appeared in two games this season for the Sooners. The physical 5'11", 215-pound back has accounted for 66 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown, per CFBStats.com.
Many believe Ford to be the next great Sooner running back since Adrian Peterson. But due to his inexperience and lack of play, Ford will not be one of the prime backs for the Sooners offense.
But with a great amount of raw talent, look for Ford to make some big plays throughout the season.
Michael Hunnicutt, Kicker
Michael Hunnicutt, junior, has played superb for the Sooners so far this season, remaining perfect in extra-point attempts and going 8-of-9 in field-goal attempts, per CFBStats.com.
Hunnicutt proved to be the difference in Week 2 against West Virginia when he accounted for 10 points in the Sooners' nine-point victory.
With many key games still left for the Sooners this season, it will certainly help having a trustworthy kicker to come in during key field-goal attempts. If Hunnicutt continues the trend of exceptional place kicking, then it will certainly benefit the Sooners in the long run.