Blustery conditions affected Oklahoma’s spring game, but the game still had some drama nonetheless.
The White team coached by former Sooners great Adrian Peterson claimed a 10-9 victory in a scrimmage Saturday afternoon that lasted for a half. The White squad beat a Red team that was coached by former Sooners All-America offensive lineman Trent Williams.
An announced crowd of 52,102, believed to be a record for Oklahoma spring games, turned out for a game where the temperature was 46 degrees at kickoff.
After both teams failed to score a touchdown in regulation, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley ordered an overtime after the game.
Peterson’s team went first and scored on an 18-yard touchdown run by Marcelais Sutton. The conversion by Austin Seibert gave the White a 10-3 lead.
On the next play, Austin Kendall hooked up with tight end Grant Calcaterra on a 25-yard touchdown pass. But the 2-point conversion failed when senior safety Prentice McKinney broke up Kendall’s pass in the end zone.
The stakes were high in the game, as Peterson’s team will dine on hamburgers and fried chicken afterward. Williams and his team will eat beans and wieners.
The practice game was marred early on when running back Trey Sermon was helped off the field with what appeared to be a right knee injury. He did not appear again in the game.
Cornerback Justin Broiles left with a lower left leg injury and did not return.
Among the players who did not play included running back Rodney Anderson, middle linebacker Kenneth Murray and outside linebacker Caleb Kelly.
Seibert had a chance to win the game at the end of the first half, but clanked a 56-yard field goal attempt off the left upright on the final play before the overtime.
Calum Sutherland drilled a 31-yard field goal to cap the first drive for the Red. Seibert matched that kick with a 31-yard field goal early in the second quarter.
No separation in Oklahoma quarterback battle
Neither of the quarterbacks looked that strong in the windy conditions. Kyler Murray completed 11 of 21 passes for 85 yards and added 33 yards rushing. Kendall completed 11 of 18 passes for 134 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception. He also added 32 rushing yards.
Kendall’s interception came in the White end zone. Freshman safety Miguel Edwards made the pick, coming one play after Calcaterra had a drop at the White 3.
Some of Murray’s effectiveness was negated because the quarterbacks were considered to be down after they were tagged by a defender.