NORMAN — Entering the 2021 season, expectations are sky high for redshirt sophomore Spencer Rattler.
But in Saturday’s Red/White Game, it was his understudy, true freshman Caleb Williams, who stole the show.
“I thought Caleb was solid. I thought he was pretty decisive on the day,” head coach Lincoln Riley said in a Zoom press conference after the game. “Made good decisions, made some pretty good throws, got the ball out of his hands, so I thought he, for the first time out there and kind of in that moment, I thought he did a nice job and he’s still got so many things to clean up and learn as we go forward, but he certainly has the ability to do a lot of things well and showed some of those things today.”
On his first drive of the game, Williams pulled the ball down twice, showing off his high-end athleticism as raced the defense down the sideline, avoiding getting touched to blow the play dead.
As the afternoon wore on, however, the Washington, DC transplant settled in and began to make plays with his arm.
Showing off the arm strength and accuracy that earned him the top quarterback spot in the 2021 class, Williams completed 10-of-11 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.
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