Red-White: Offensive Top Five

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Illustrated names our picks for the players who had the top five performances on the offensive side of the ball in Saturday's Red-White Game.

Red-White Game: Top Five Offense

Sam Bradford – Quarterback – Junior
Size: 6-4 - 220
Review: Bradford probably threw his lucky socks away after last year's spring game performance. Hopefully Bradford bought a durable pair for the '09 season, because after his 11-13 (1 TD) performance the superstitious QB is not likely to switch things up. He worked the hurry up well and he was honestly the only weapon that was able to keep the swarming OU ‘D" on its heels. I do not believe that we will see a QB on any level that is able to perform as consistently as Sam.
 
Ben Habern – Center – Freshman
Size: 6-4 – 275
Review: It may have been hard to pick out a real strength of the offensive line as it was a new unit working against an extremely veteran and talented defensive line, but Habern played admirably, especially since he was one of the most inexperienced players on the field. He also got a TON of snaps, which will really benefit him. I am sure he was drained by the time the final whistle blew, but he probably had a decent day on Sunday thinking about the successes he had against top level guy like Gerald McCoy.
 
Mossis Madu – Running Back – Junior
Size: 6-0 - 195
Review: Next to Bradford Madu may have been the most dangerous weapon on the field for the Sooners on Saturday. He looked explosive running the ball and also proved that he can be a commodity in the slot. Looking at it he could turn in to a dangerously versatile player in the OU offensive system. Now I am caught dreaming of set with all three backs on the field. Madu was clearly still miles ahead of both Jermie Calhoun and Justin Johnson and is positioning himself for a run at the '10 starting job.
 
Adron Tennell– Wide Receiver – Senior
Size: 6-4 - 190
Review: Jameel Owens had a solid day and caught a TD pass, but it was great to see ‘Pooh' hook up with Sam Bradford and make a play deep down the field. He is a player that OU needs to step his game up and play his best ball as a senior. Success could go a long way to help Tennell find his swagger and he enjoyed some huge success on Saturday by making the big grab on the 23-yard pass play. He did not get the chance to get his hands on the ball for the rest of the day.
 
Ryan Broyles – Wide Receiver – Sophomore
Size: 5-11 - 170
Review: Once again it is hard to bypass Jameel Owens 41 yards and a touchdown, but Broyles was the leading receiver with four grabs for 59 yards. He did not flash any of his slick moves or particularly bust any big plays, but hopefully he was told to avoid as much contact as possible. He was also the punt return man, and was only allowed to use the fair catch on all return attempts, and it looked like if he had the green light there may have been a couple of instances where he could have mad some things happen.
 

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