CU, OU don't show many secrets in open workouts

August, 14, 2009
8/14/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Both Colorado and Oklahoma were careful not to reveal too much in open practices Thursday.

The Buffaloes scored only one touchdown -- a 1-yard jaunt by tailback Demetrius Sumler -- in a 126-play scrimmage that accounted for 579 total yards.

Quarterback Cody Hawkins told the Boulder Daily Camera that the Buffaloes utilized only about 5 percent of their total playbook in the scrimmage.

"We didn't do anything we've been doing in practice," Hawkins said. "When I was looking at the ready list today, it was unbelievably vanilla."

Hawkins completed 21 of 29 passes for 184 yards and no interceptions in his battle with Tyler Hansen, who completed 10 of 15 passes for 137 yards.

Hawkins also was the leading rusher in the scrimmage with 58 yards coming on scrambles. Sumler accounted for a team-high 37 yards to pace the rushing backs. And tailback Darrell Scott led the receivers with six catches for 47 yards.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops allowed the public to watch the first hour of the Sooners' work Thursday evening.

The Sooners' special teams showed flashes during the brief glimpse of their work. Sophomore kicker Jimmy Stevens producing field goals of 50 and 53 yards while the crowds were watching.

And redshirt freshman Tress Way appeared to outkick Cameron Kenney in the battle for the punting job, the Tulsa World reported. Kenney also started in the Sooners' three-wide receiver groupings in Thursday's practice.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford earned the biggest cheers of the workout from the 500 fans in attendance when he hooked up with Adron Tennell on a 40-yard pass over cornerback Brian Jackson.

With projected starting center Ben Habern still hobbling, sophomore Stephen Good worked with the Sooners' first unit that also included tackles Trent Williams and Cory Brandon and guards Brian Simmons and Jarvis Jones. Williams, the team's most experienced returnee at offensive line, also got a few snaps at center.

And on defense, middle linebacker Ryan Reynolds appears to be rounding into form after missing the second half of last season with a knee injury. Reynolds wore pads, but was replaced by Mike Balogun during the team parts of the drill.

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