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Oklahoma RB Gavin Sawchuk Building ‘Confidence’ After Hamstring Injury

The redshirt freshman running back enjoyed a bigger role against Tulsa after a hamstring injury derailed his progress in fall camp.

NORMAN — Oklahoma got Gavin Sawchuk back in the swing of things against Tulsa.

The redshirt freshman running back battled a hamstring injury through fall camp, derailing the momentum built off his 100-yard rushing performance in the Cheez-It Bowl.

He was held out of OU’s season opener against Arkansas State, and was only credited with three snaps played per PFF against SMU.

Offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby made a point that he wanted to get both Sawchuk and fellow running back Jovantae Barnes going leading into the Tulsa game, and Sawchuk’s workload reflected that last Saturday.

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