Freshman running back Trey Sermon is listed as one of two co-starters at running back for Oklahoma, down from four co-starters previously.
Sermon has distinguished himself from the pack, likely because of his potential and bruising running style.
Against Baylor, Sermon was used as a closer of sorts, all 12 of his carries for 148 yards came in the 4th quarter.
He’ll likely still be used in that fashion, but against Iowa State, he might get a shot at some first half carries.
Sermon is going to be a battering ram for the Sooners for a while. He’s only a freshman, and will only get bigger once he gets in a real college offseason. The sky is the limit for the Oklahoma running game, as long as they can protect their running backs well. The Sooners have four backs that can carry the load for the team, Lincoln Riley’s dilemma here is definitely a good one to have.
The Sooners take on Iowa State this weekend, and there’s a strong possibility that they just roll over them. Iowa State is better than in recent years, but still not good. Jacob Park is a solid quarterback, and the Iowa State defense is fairly salty, but the Sooners are too deep and too talented.