Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska

The health of Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez is the biggest question surrouding the Cornhuskers' Big 12 title game matchup with Oklahoma.

Oklahoma offense vs. Nebraska defense
• Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson uses multiple formations, spreading the field with multiple-receiver sets but also lining up RBs DeMarco Murray and Roy Finch and FB Trey Millard in the same backfield at times. Millard is an effective lead blocker and the Sooners' misdirection runs could give Nebraska problems. Cornhuskers MLB Lavonte David can make plays behind the line of scrimmage and in pursuit, but he weights just 210 pounds and if Wilson can freeze him with misdirection looks it will be easier for the Sooners to get a big body on him. Murray is questionable with a knee injury, but if he plays Wilson will also supplement the running game with wide-receiver screens and swing passes to Murray out of the backfield and in the slot.