Saturday, August 9, 2014
Is Trevor Knight a one-hit wonder?
By Jake Trotter
Oklahoma's playoff hopes are riding on Trevor Knight, who had a breakout game in the Sugar Bowl.
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NORMAN, Okla. -- The world is full of one-hit wonders.
Vanilla Ice. Buster Douglas. Harper Lee.
Yet Oklahoma's chance of seriously contending in the first year of the College Football Playoff hinges on whether Trevor Knight's Sugar Bowl performance was a one-off.
Or instead, a sign of what's to come.
"I expect that every game," the Sooners' sophomore quarterback said. "That's the baseline. I want to build on top of that."
Doing his best Douglas impersonation, Knight knocked out the defending champs in New Orleans in January. He completed 32 of 44 passes, threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns, and led the underdog Sooners to a 45-31 victory over Alabama in one of the biggest upsets of the BCS era.
"That just showed the talent that we had seen in him," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "We just want to see it more consistently on Saturdays, but I think it's going to happen. He's in a position to move forward with it."
Though both Texas and Baylor hammered Oklahoma earlier in the same season, the Sugar Bowl showing single-handedly has catapulted the momentum-filled Sooners from national afterthought into playoff hopeful.