One wrinkle was shown in how Oklahoma is going to try to attack spread offenses the rest of this season. The Sooners used a dime package with six defensive backs.
Entering the fray was true freshman safety Kahlil Haughton. A former four-star prospect, Haughton has seen a lot of time on special teams, but the Texas Tech game was the first time he had seen real meaningful snaps.
“All those guys are doing really well, the young freshmen DBs and Kahlil played some last week just because of his ability to cover people and his athleticism,” head coach Bob Stoops said. “He went in there and did a really good job.
“All those guys, like I said earlier in the year, we love ‘em. They’re all going to be really good players.”
Haughton was credited with one tackle, but the main thing was he didn’t seem to be lost out there. He handled the situation well.
When it comes to guys like Haughton and Will Sunderland, these might be the two weeks to circle with OU taking on Kansas and Iowa State. If the young guys are going to see significant time on the field, it would be during this stretch.
Sunderland and Haughton have definitely gotten their feet wet on special teams but now we might get a chance to see if they can start showing their stuff on defense and let OU fans know the future is in good hands.