Athletics Communications

By Athletics Communications

University of Oklahoma

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

NORMAN – Oklahoma redshirt freshman running back Kennedy Brooks was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after rushing for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the Sooners’ 48-47 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, in a vote by media who cover the league.

Brooks compiled his 165 rushing yards on just 15 carries, averaging 11.0 yards per haul. He gained 152 of those yards on 10 carries over the final three quarters and totaled 74 yards on five runs in the fourth quarter alone. He registered runs of 45, 20, 18 and 39 yards on the day, and his 39-yard carry to the 2-yard line with the score tied at 41 set up OU’s game-winning touchdown with 3:29 remaining in the fourth quarter.

On the season, Brooks has averaged 11.2 yards on 57 carries, totaling 640 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He has gained more than 100 yards three times this year, and rushed for 589 yards in the last six contests (98.2 ypg average).

This is the second Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor this season for Brooks. The Sooners have claimed a league-high nine Big 12 weekly honors this year.

No. 6/6 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) plays host to Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) on Saturday at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. CT and be televised on FOX.


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