Dimitri Flowers didn’t even see his quarterback. Just saw the ball, a pitchout flying past the head of Iowa State linebacker Drake Ferch, and suddenly it was 1971, all over again.
This is what Jack Mildren used to do on Big Eight gridirons. Run the wishbone, head upfield for a nice gain and still pitch the ball to a trailing running back. Drove defenses crazy.
That’s what Trevor Knight did Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Drove Iowa State crazy. Ran wild. Threw well. Played so free and unshackled he flipped an option pitch over the head of a defender to a freshman fullback with zero career carries.
“That’s one of those plays that you watch it on film, and you’re going to get a ‘probably shouldn’t do that,’” Knight said after OU’s 59-14 rout of the Cyclones. “Then again you’re playing football out there. You’re having fun. You’re making plays, and when it works out it’s good stuff.”
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