By John E. Hoover
NORMAN — Oklahoma’s offensive line had an eventful day in Saturday’s 45-13 victory over UTEP.
Two transfers — left tackle Tyler Guyton and left guard McKade Mettauer — made their first start at OU. Anton Harrison made his first start at right tackle. Right guard Chris Murray and center Andrew Raym were together again. And top backups Robert Congel, Brey Walker, Savion Byrd and Marcus Hicks got playing time. So did reserves Aaryn Parks, Jake Taylor, Jacob Sexton and Nate Anderson.
The Sooners gave up two sacks and too much pressure on new quarterback Dillon Gabriel, but also opened holes in the ground game to average 6.8 yards per carry.
“Saturday, it was everything that I could have expected — and in a lot of ways, more,” Mettauer said.
Mettauer played previously at Cal, but being from Houston, he knew plenty about OU football. Guyton, on the other hand, hails from Manor, TX, and played previously at TCU and — well, he knew about the Sooners, of course. But he also knew something about the crowd at Memorial Stadium.
“I honestly hated it (in 2021),” he said. “I hated playing against y’all just because we were really close to that student section and everybody is just in your ear talking, doing this and that. I actually love playing here. I love the layout of the stadium. I love how I can hear the fans screaming. I love who we are. I love the student section. I love everything about it.”
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