Knight, who injured his non-throwing shoulder two weeks ago, was sensational in OU’s 59-14 win at Iowa State. The redshirt sophomore threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more as the Sooners got things rolling against the Cyclones and was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week by the conference Monday morning.
He has had a couple of quality passing games this season, but what made this game unique was OU, and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, allowing Knight to be let loose.
Knight’s first run from scrimmage totaled 31 yards and a touchdown. For the game, he rushed for a team-high 146 yards with his three touchdowns. OU rushed for a ridiculous 510 yards on 59 carries.
Allowing himself to find a rhythm with the run game, opened up the passing game for Knight as well. Despite two interceptions, Knight was 22-of-35 for 230 yards with those three scores.
The win was crucial for OU to find its footing again, and the Sooners are back in another marquee game as 10th-ranked Baylor comes to Norman on Saturday. And for the fourth consecutive week, OU will kick off at 11 a.m. CST.