Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Is Trevor Knight the Answer at QB for Sooners?

Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 23, 2013

USA Today

Jason White, Sam Bradford, Landry Jones...Trevor Knight?

The freshman quarterback still has a ways to go before joining that elite company, but he took a gigantic step forward in the Oklahoma Sooners' 41-31 victory over Kansas State. Oklahoma has flip-flopped throughout the year between Knight and the more experienced Blake Bell. But now, it appears Knight is the man moving forward.

Despite heading into Bill Snyder Stadium as an underdog and playing a hot Kansas State team that had previously won four straight, Knight stepped up to the challenge in the first road test of his career. He completed 70 percent of his passes for 171 yards and a touchdown. He also ran the ball 14 times for 82 yards and a score.

Talk about efficiency.

It was cold, the Wildcats had a solid showing from the crowd and it was a game Oklahoma could easily see itself losing. In fact, nobody would have even batted an eye if the Sooners lost. A freshman making only his third career start and his first on the road? Please. Kansas State had the game won on paper.

But the victory for the road team and Knight's overall performance should have Oklahoma fans thinking positively about the future. This win is only going to give him confidence moving forward. He's also only going to get better with more experience under his belt.

Knight was already a playmaker with his legs, but he completed 14 of 20 passes against a Kansas State defense that was ranked fourth in the Big 12. Yeah, it's safe to say Oklahoma has a promising young quarterback.

Want the most impressive statistic of all?

And that's what it is all about.

Winning is what will help Oklahoma climb back on top of the college football ladder. The impressive athleticism and underrated arm strength is cool and all, but Knight is simply a quarterback who finds a way to win.

This performance was a real eye-opener and should have Oklahoma fans grinning from ear to ear. The Sooners have once again found their knight in shining armor.