There are plenty of questions surrounding the Oklahoma Sooners in 2016. Who will Oklahoma fill the voids left on the receiving and linebacking cores. However it was the quarterbacks who stole the show in the Red-White game.
Fans got their first taste of Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray. He proved to be the star. On his very first snap, Murray trook it 25 yards on a zone read. He dazzled all day going six of ten for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Murray's touchdowns included a 33 yard strike to Jordan Smallwood over the middle and a 54 yarder to Michia Quick in the 4th quarter.
Freshman Austin Kendall who enrolled early and is expected to be Baker Mayfield's back up came in and led a touchdown drive on his first series in the game. Kendall capped the drive by running it in from a yard out. He went eight of 17 with 52 yards throwing it.
Baker Mayfield only played in the first half, but did lead the Sooners passing wise. He went 13 of 18 for 142 yards. The majority of those coming on a 74 yard strike to Dede Westbrook. That play set up a 2 yard touchdown run from Joe Mixon.
All in all a great and clean day for the quarterbacks. They didn't turn the ball over one time.
Defensively the Sooners got solid looks from their defense. Tay Evans, who's projected to start on the linebacking core this fall, led Oklahoma with 7 tackles. Obo Oboronkwo also made plays for the linebackers. He had 3 tackles, all for loss and two sacks. One of which resulted in a safety.
The defensive line was thin for this game, but Austin Roberts made big plays for the big men. He had 4 tackles and three sacks on the day.
White beat the red 17-16, but it was a win for the Sooners as a whole. No one got hurt, both sides made big plays. The Sooners wrap up spring practice on Tuesday when they host one final practice.