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Oklahoma Young Wide Receivers Shined on Third Downs Against UCF

The Sooners needed somebody to fill the void left by Andrel Anthony’s injury, and Nic Anderson and Jayden Gibson both passed the first test against the Knights on Saturday.

NORMAN — Replacing Andrel Anthony was a job that was always going to be bigger than just one person.

When the dynamic receiver went down against Texas, Oklahoma lost not only an explosive vertical threat, but the No. 6-ranked Sooners lost Dillon Gabriel’s favorite third down target.

Saturday’s 31-29 win over the UCF Knights at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium offered offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby and receivers coach Emmett Jones their first look at how OU’s young crop of receivers would be able to try and replace Anthony’s production.