Clay, Franks among team honorees

Sooners Illustrated
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Career nights on offense for Brennan Clay and Gabe Lynn on defense highlight OU's players of the week.

He might not be carrying the ball, but fullback Trey Millard continues to make an impact for Oklahoma. Millard and senior running back Brennan Clay were named OU’s offensive players of the game, OU coach Bob Stoops said Monday.

Millard only had one carry for six yards and one catch for one yard, but Stoops said it’s his blocking that continues to stand out.

Clay, meanwhile, had the best game of his OU career in a 16-7 victory against West Virginia. He rushed for a career-high 170 yards on 22 carries.

The defensive honors went to defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and safety Gabe Lynn. It wasn’t shocking for Lynn to get the nod as Lynn was also named the Big 12 defensive player of the week Monday morning.

Lynn had three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery as he continued his strong start to his senior campaign. Phillips was only credited with one stop, but Stoops said he did a great job clogging up the middle.

And for the second week in a row, it was Trey Franks who named the OU special teams player of the week. Franks recovered a fumble and made a nice hit on a kickoff return.

His transition from wide receiver to afterthought to special teams leader has been impressive, and Stoops said Franks is taking a lot of pride in his special teams’ efforts.

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