The Oklahoma Sooners will be without their starting quarterback for the next one or two weeks. Redshirt freshman Trevor Knight was injured in Oklahoma’s 16-7 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday night.
“Trevor does have a bruised knee,” Stoops said. “He will in all likelihood be out for this week. Blake Bell will start.”
Through two games, Knight has completed 21 of 48 passes for 205 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He has rushed for 145 yards on 20 carries.
Knight was injured in the first half, but returned in the second. After throwing interceptions on back-to-back drives, he was replaced by Bell.
Bell, a junior has run the “Belldozer” package over the last three seasons, usually in short yardage situations. Bell has thrown six passes this season, completing three for 16 yards. He’s rushed for 31 yards on four carries.
Knight completed 10 of 20 passes but was only 1-of-5 passing in the second half.
“When we made the switch, regardless of what reasonings, things just weren’t going as well as we felt they should have,” Stoops told Brandon Chatmon of ESPN. “So we wanted to give Blake an opportunity. With Trevor now being out a week or two … we’re starting Blake here this week.”
The 14th ranked Sooners will host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon EST and the game is on ESPN2.