SOON­ERS’ 3-2-1 KICK­OFF

The Oklahoman - - BEDLAM KICKOFF - JOE MUSSATTO, STAFF WRITER

3 Play­ers to Watch

Kyler Mur­ray: The Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back will play in his first, and al­most cer­tainly last, Bed­lam game. He’ll need to make it a memorable one in or­der to keep pace with Alabama quar­ter­back Tua Tago­v­ailoa in the Heis­man Tro­phy race.

Ken­neth Mur­ray: The sopho­more cap­tain will not only be needed to an­chor the mid­dle of OU’s de­fense, but also to con­trol the emo­tions of his team­mates in a ri­valry game. Ron­nie Perkins: Perkins’ role has grown sig­nif­i­cantly since Ruf­fin McNeill took over as de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor. The Soon­ers have shown more four-man de­fen­sive fronts, and that has meant more play­ing time for Perkins off the edge.

2 Big Ques­tions

Will Ok­la­homa’s propen­sity for penal­ties con­tinue? Per­sonal fouls were ram­pant last week­end at Texas Tech. Lin­coln Ri­ley said keep­ing those in check was a point of em­pha­sis for OU this week. Who will win the bat­tle be­tween OSU run­ning back Jus­tice Hill and the Sooner de­fense? The trash talk started early this week with Hill tag­ging OU play­ers as “lit­tle­boys” and “kids” in an In­sta­gram post.

1 Wild Pre­dic­tion

Kyler Mur­ray will ac­count for seven touch­downs

Satur­day, ty­ing his OU sin­gle-game record he set against Bay­lor. Mur­ray shares the record with Baker May­field.

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