Oklahoma Sooners football: Cody Thomas may get his shot against Texas Tech


There’s a chance Cody Thomas could get his first career start this Saturday.

The redshirt freshman has played a few series for Oklahoma—most notably an early touchdown drive against Kansas State this season. However, Thomas hasn’t been allowed an opportunity to lead OU for four quarters.

We saw Oklahoma’s coaches opt to sit Sterling Shepard for the Baylor game, and they might be hesitant to let Trevor Knight risk any further injury.

This very well could leave the door open for Thomas to make a good impression on Sooner Nation.

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However, let’s not start purchasing #14 jerseys…..oh wait, most Sooner fans already have those.

Regardless, Cody Thomas could flourish with this offense, but try not to let OU’s competition distort your view of Thomas.

Oklahoma is playing three mediocre football teams to end the season. If Cody Thomas finishes the season for Oklahoma and plays well, that’s great. But let’s keep it all in perspective and remember Tech, Kansas, and Oklahoma State aren’t world-beaters by any means on defense.

On the other hand, Josh Heupel may be happy he’s finally getting a true pocket passer behind the wheel. He’s tried so hard all season to make Trevor Knight a pocket passer, but it hasn’t happened fully happened with Knight still making suspect throws.

The Oklahoma Sooners, though, shouldn’t need much of a passing game to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Whether it’s Knight or Thomas, OU’s run game should be the key reason why Oklahoma beats Texas Tech.

You all saw what happened against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Sooners operated like a NCAA Football 14 squad set to “Freshman” difficulty. OU simply annihilated Iowa State.

They should do much of the same to Texas Tech, although, Lubbock, Texas is never a fun place to play. This football team will show its true grit with not much to play for other than a hard road win, Bedlam and a bowl victory.

Cody Thomas certainly has the intangibles, and he’ll probably make fans question Trevor Knight if things go well for him Saturday.

However, we’re still waiting to hear back on Trevor Knight’s status. Maybe Stoops will try to withhold that information to keep Texas Tech guessing throughout the week, though, the Red Raiders shouldn’t be that tough of a test for a Sooner team that actually hasn’t been bad at all on the road this season.

Oklahoma and Texas Tech are set for a 2:30 pm kickoff on ESPN. While a Big 12 Championship is out of reach, this should still be an intriguing game and maybe it will mark the beginning of a new era for OU football.