RJ tells you one stat, one player and one story you need to know before the Rose Bowl.
ONE INTRO: Hi, I’m RJ!
What’s good, fam? I’m RJ Young. I am not on a step mill. I covered Sooners football, men’s basketball and softball for five years. I earned a master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, and I’m earning a Ph.D at Oklahoma State, which means I do stuff like pass out Ls on Stillwater’s campus in my Sooners jersey. So that’s me. Feel free to say hi. I’mma be where I’m at.
ONE STAT: 104
That’s how many more rushing attempts (501) the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners has than passing attempts (397) heading into its Rose Bowl matchup with No. 3 Georgia on New Year’s Day. What’s most remarkable about that number is the Sooners average 8.4 yards per play.
You know what that means? It means the chain-gang is running extra gasser after practice because the Sooners are picking up a first down every other play on average.
That’s just filthy. But what’s filthier still? The 5.6 yards per carry average Oklahoma owns without a single 1,000-yard rusher. The 215 yards rushing per game the Sooners average gets …read more