Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler benched in Pink River Showdown once more, freshman Caleb Williams in for OU
Just a few weeks in the past in opposition to West Virginia, some Oklahoma followers booed Spencer Rattler and requested him to get changed by backup Caleb Williams.
Just a few weeks later in opposition to Texas, they acquired their want.
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Rattler, who entered the season as a Heisman favourite, ceded his job to Williams early on Saturday afternoon after going 8-for-15 with 111 yards, an interception and a fumble on this yr’s iteration of the Pink River Showdown.
Williams got here in on fourth-and-1 on the primary play of the second quarter and for a 66-yard landing, his second of the season. The landing run was the longest by an Oklahoma QB in opposition to Texas since 2018.
Riley continued to entrust the sport to Williams, conserving him in to begin the second half as properly. Riley instructed ESPN’s Holly Rowe at halftime that Rattler’s benching was “turnover associated.” The projected NFL QB has six interceptions in six video games this season, in comparison with simply seven in 11 video games all of final yr.
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It is the second time in as a few years Rattler was benched within the marquee rivalry sport on account of turnover points. Final yr, Rattler was initially benched in favor of Tanner Mordecai after recording his second turnover of the sport in a 4 extra time 53-45 Oklahoma victory over then-No. 22 Texas. Nevertheless, Rattler got here again in throughout extra time and in the end helped lead the Sooners to the victory.
Williams got here to Oklahoma because the consensus No. 1 quarterback within the nation and was considered as a five-star prospect by each Rivals and 247. In his three video games getting into Saturday, he was 6-for-11 with 102 yards passing and had 5 carries for 62 yards and a landing on the bottom.
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