OL Looks to Build on KU Performance

Trent Williams

NORMAN, Okla. -- The much-maligned Sooner offensive line had a rock solid performance against Kansas and they are hoping to keep it going against Kansas State on Halloween.

The Oklahoma offensive line has been in constant transition all year.

So far there has been six different starting combinations in the seven games that OU has played, a vast difference from one year ago when the OL had a wealth of experience.

In last week's 35-13 win over the Kansas Jayhawks the Sooner OL may have played their best game of the season.

"We are pretty thin but I thought we did really this week (against Kansas)," informed senior lineman Trent Williams.

"We had no sacks and few quarterback pressures, so I felt like we did pretty well. That is the first time we played with that group of linemen and we did good."

"A win will always put a smile on your face!"

The Sooners have been searching all year for that cohesion and the right grouping up front, but injuries, suspensions, and penalties have kept them from achieving that goal.

But Williams feels that heading in to this weekend's match-up with Kansas State all of the linemen are starting to get on the same page.

"We are just trying to turn it on," stated Williams.

"We have been playing together now for seven weeks. We are learning to pick it up. We are going out there playing hard, buying in to the systems, buying in to the schemes."

If the line can protect their young redshirt freshman quarterback and start opening up some lanes in the red-zone the season could still turn out all right, especially if they can manage to reel off five wins in a row.

"We win all of our games who knows what to say the end result may be," Williams reported.

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