The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl to finish off the season for the two team. However, according to NewsOK.com on Dec. 22, no one is sure who will start at quarterback for the Sooners in the big bowl game.
Sooners’ head coach Bob Stoops said that the choice for his starting quarterback will be a game time decision and it will come to either Blake Bell or Trevor Knight. Both men bring different aspects to the game, with Bell the better passer and Knight the better runner.
Bell has played in all 11 games this season while Knight has played in seven. In his action, Bell has thrown for 1,648 yards and a 60.1 completion percentage. He also has 12 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. Knight has thrown for 471 total yards this season with five touchdowns and four interceptions. His completion percentage is 52.2 percent. Based on those numbers, Bell is the better quarterback.
However, on the ground, Bell has run for 255 yards on 75 attempts. Knight has run for 438 yards and two touchdowns on 62 carries. When it comes to a mobile quarterback, Knight is the better option here, but throwing the ball is a chore for him at this point in his young career.
The better option here might be to use both quarterbacks, bringing in Bell when the Sooners need to move the ball down the field and using Knight when the Sooners are in running situations and want to work on the clock. Many teams have used multiple quarterbacks to success, and that might give OU their best chance against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.