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Oklahoma RB Gavin Sawchuk Using Cheez-It Bowl to Springboard Into 2023

Sawchuk announced himself against Florida State, but is ready to take on a larger role after things have started to slow down for him in spring practice.

Ryan Chapman.

NORMAN — Gavin Sawchuk was worth the wait.

Though he technically redshirted last year, the speedy running back closed 2022 with a bang.

After getting three offensive snaps during the regular season, Sawchuk split time in the backfield with Jovantae Barnes in the Cheez-It Bowl against Florida State.

A total unknown entering the contest, Sawchuk only ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 15 carriers, as he looked a threat to hit a home run every time he was handed the football.

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