Tavon Austin Is a Highlight Reel, First-Round PickLandry Jones passed for a school record 554 yards and six touchdowns to avoid a West Virginia upset, lifting Oklahoma to a 50-49 win. But receiver running back Tavon Austin and his performance against the No.12 Sooners on Saturday reached new heights, not only in terms of school and conference records, but also his draft stock.
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Austin continually ran circles around and sprinted past the Sooners defense, showing his versatility by playing primarily in an unfamiliar position.
With his offense failing to reach 100 yards rushing in each of the team’s previous three games, Coach Dana Holgorsen’s decision to move the dynamic Austin from his usual position of receiver to the backfield proved critical in keeping up with the Sooners offense. The senior burner took the duties charged upon him to heart, and, like Forrest Gump, he just kept on run-ning.
On a mere 21 carries, Austin ran for two...