Oklahoma Sooners vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks: 5 Players to Watch

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November 17, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Trey Metoyer (17) catches a pass on the field before playing the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners open their 2013 college football season with a lot of questions. They have a redshirt freshman in Trevor Knight coming out to face the first major college defense of his career against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. The Sooners also have a handful of running backs vying for carries, and have to see who will step up to take the lead. The defense is full of question marks and the only defensive lineman with game experience is suspended for the contest.

Here is a look at five Oklahoma Sooners players to watch in tonight’s game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

Trevor Knight

The player the entire state of Oklahoma will be watching is redshirt freshman Trevor Knight. Bob Stoops named Knight the Sooners starting quarterback over junior Blake Bell, and word from Sooners camp is that the competition was never close. While fans might be mad that Bell, a huge fan favorite, did not win the job, Stoops only responsibility was to put the Sooners in the best chance to win, and he feels that comes from Trevor Knight.

Some people have compared Knight to Johnny Manziel, except in the attitude department where Knight is 100% a humble quarterback. That means that, for really the first time since Bob Stoops became head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, he has a true dual threat quarterback running the offense. Now the question is whether or not Josh Heupel knows how to call plays for those unique strengths.

Trevor Knight threw for 2,092 yards with 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions in his senior season, while also running for 943 yards and 15 more touchdowns on the ground. Now, it’s time to see if he can do it at the college level.