A new beginning inside a new home allowed for some new names to rise to the rafters of memorial stadium like Austin Kendall.
Who threw for the most yards by a true freshman in a season in the Bob Stoops era in just one half plus two touchdowns.
'Yea that was awesome,' Kendall said. 'I`m going to remember it for the rest of my life. Throwing to A.D. Throwing to Jeff Mead. Being able to be out there with basically my family. Being able to throw touchdowns in Oklahoma`s stadium that`s awesome.'
'They did pretty good,' Samaje Perine, OU starting running back, said. 'We still have a lot of work to do with those guys, but they`re coming along great, and I`m excited to see what they have in their future.'
True freshman five star recruit Caleb Kelly made his awaited collegiate debut.
The Californian said he played a near perfect game outside errors on two different players, and that the early play comes with multiple benefits.
'It sets it up for the future, but we`re all excited because we get to be a part of something right now,' Kelly said. 'Nobody wants to get redshirted or anything like that, all of us true freshman, so just getting that chance it`s like I keep saying it`s a dream come true.'
Plenty of dreams were realized on Saturday night including Nick Basquine`s.
He was offensive scout team player of the year two seasons ago.
Coming out of Norman North High School he had some college offers, but chose to walk on with his hometown school.
Even though he`s played on Owen Field several times he`s never quite experienced anything like his first Sooner touchdown.
'It`s surreal,' Basquine said. 'Amazing. It`s what you`ve been dreaming about your whole life, and then you finally do it. It`s amazing. Uh not really. You thought `Crosstown Clash` was big, but then you see 85 plus thousand out there, and you`re making plays. It takes the cake."