News:Brennan Clay had 10 carries for 44 yards and added a 10-yard reception in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Brennan Clay never really had a chance to find a rhythm this seasons and finishes with 555 yards rushing and six touchdowns.
News:Brennan Clay had six carries for 47 yards in a win over TCU on Saturday.
Analysis:Brennan Clay finishes the regular season with 83 carries for 511 yards and six touchdowns, serving as a very capable backup to Damien Williams.
News:Brennan Clay broke lose for an 18-yard touchdown in overtime giving the Sooners the win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, he finished with 13 carries for 59 yards and added three catches for 12 yards.
Analysis:Brennan Clay led the team in rushing and carries as Oklahoma opted to air it out whenever possible.
News:Brennan Clay had a rushing and receiving touchdown but had just seven carries for 26 yards and two catches for nine yards in a win over Baylor on Saturday.
Analysis:Brennan Clay was expected to be the lead back for the Sooners but Damien Williams was surprisingly healthy and got the bulk of the carries on Saturday.
News:Brennan Clay had 26 touches last week and should carried the load again on Saturday against Baylor.
Analysis: Damien Williams still isn't 100 percent so Brennan Clay should see a full work load. He's worth starting in most leagues as Baylor's defense as been porous all season long.
News:Brennan Clay finished with 24 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown and added two catches for 12 yards in a win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Analysis:Brennan Clay looked impressive filling in for injured starter Damien Williams. There's a definite possibility that Clay will see the majority of work again next week against a weak Baylor defense while OU allows Williams to get back to 100 percent.
News:Brennan Clay had six carries for 26 yards and one catch for 10 yards in Saturday's 24-7 win at UTEP.
Analysis:Brennan Clay appears to be the third option at running back for the Sooners, behind both Dominique Whaley and Damien Williams.
News: Oklahoma running back Roy Finch left the game against Baylor in the third quarter with an injury and was replaced by Brandon Williams. Finch had 95 yards rushing on the night.
Analysis:Brennan Clay also saw some time for the Sooners, but the freshman Williams had more success in Finch's place.
News: The Oklahoman reports that a neck stinger limited Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay to one carry, however the lad tweeted that he's "become invisible on the sideline" before, you guessed it, deleting the tweet.
Analysis: Kids used to gripe about playing time to the walk-on standing next to them on the sidelines...now they announce it to the world via quick fingers. I'm going to go yell at a cloud now.
News: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said that the team will look at a number of running backs to replace Dominique Whaley. He said Brandon Williams will get some looks and that it was beneficial to have Brennan Clay healthy.
Analysis: Don't forget about Roy Finch, who led the rushing attack Saturday against Kansas State and appears to be returning to the same form he was in last season when he was a starter.
News: Even with Oklahoma's starting running back Dominique Whaley expected back from the flu, head coach Bob Stoops said both Brennan Clay and Roy Finch will see some action.
Analysis: It will probably depend on how well they perform. Finch is beginning to show signs of life and could step in should Whaley struggle, but we've yet to see Whaley do that this season.
News: Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley could have a field day against a Texas Tech run defense that gives up 219 yards per game on the ground. Whaley rushed the ball a career-high 30 times last week.
Analysis: Looks like a favorable matchup for the Sooner backfield, which will be getting back Brennan Clay this week and also saw some signs of life from Roy Finch last week before he went out with an injury.
News: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said that running back Brennan Clay (shoulder) should return this week against Texas Tech. He also said Roy Finch hasn't been ruled out.
Analysis: Clay and Finch both playing would give the Sooners more depth at running back, not that they need it with how well Dominique Whaley has played this season. Finch was having a pretty good game against Kansas before getting hurt, the first extended action he had seen all season.
News: Oklahoma freshman running back Brandon Williams has a very bright future...provided he hangs on to the ball. Coach Bob Stoops wasn't very pleased with his youngster's inability to hang onto the ball late against Texas, saying "I don't expect it, young or old."
Analysis: Desperate owners (like me) in need of a another back this week we're hoping to see Williams get some garbage time carries in what's expected to be a blowout of Kansas. Now it appears that the returning Brennan Clay may get those touches.
News: Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay is expected to play this week against Kansas after missing last week's game with a sprained shoulder.
Analysis: Clay has had his moments this year and could see extended time against the Jayhawks once the Sooners start to pull away.
News: Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley rushed 15 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Brennan Clay was knocked out of the game with an apparent shoulder injury early in the game.
Analysis: Clay's injury looked to be to the head, but head coach Bob Stoops said it was a shoulder injury and that it wasn't deemed to be serious. Whaley, a walk-on, continues to show why he deserves to earn a scholarship once the season ends.
News: Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley had 16 carries for 68 yards and a score and outperformed Brennan Clay, who only had 43 yards on 15 carries in the Sooners' victory Saturday night.
Analysis: Interesting to see Clay almost match Whaley in carries, but Whaley by far had the better night on the ground and added 82 yards in the air. He should continue to be the Sooners' number one back as the season rolls on.
News: Oklahoma running back Roy Finch led the Sooners in rushing last season but finds himself behind Dominique Whaley and Brennan Clay on the depth chart. Head coach Bob Stoops simply said that "other guys are doing it better" right now.
Analysis: Oklahoma is simply loaded at basically every skill position on offense, and Finch has unfortunately fallen out of favor. Several fantasy owners drafted Finch expecting him to be the guy, but there's still a lot of season to go and Finch's time should come.
News: Oklahoma running backs Dominique Whaley and Brennan Clay are listed as co-starters on this week's depth chart and coach Bob Stoops also said the team is preparing Brandon Williams to play.
Analysis: I would assume that Whaley's week one performance will give him the most carries right off the bat, but going up against such a tough opponent in Florida State, both Clay and Williams could jump right in should Whaley struggle.
News: Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel cautioned against putting too much stock into running back Dominique Whaley's red zone carries. "We haven't pinpointed just one guy,” Heupel said. “(Whaley) takes care of the ball. He's done that since he's been here. Physically, he's strong as well. But that's just how it worked out. I'm not saying he's going to be our lone featured back inside the 25.”
Analysis:Brennan Clay and Whaley alternated series, with Clay getting the start and running well early. Whaley just seemed to be in at the right time scoring four rushing touchdowns. Don't count out Clay just yet, and don't get too caught up in Whaley's first-game numbers. Worth a waiver pickup, but don't expect this type of production on a weekly basis.
News: Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley had 18 carries for 131 yards and four scores for the Sooners on Saturday against Tulsa.
Analysis: It's too early to tell if the walk-on will carry the load for the Sooners or if this was a one-game wonder -- Brennan Clay also had 14 carries and started the game. But he's worth making room for on your roster.
News: There were three running backs listed as co-starters when Oklahoma released their depth chart on Monday - Brennan Clay, Dominique Whaley and Roy Finch.
Analysis: No sign of Brandon Williams or Jonathan Miller here, which is surprising because both were vying for a starting nod as well. Miller's arrest probably didn't help his cause and I'd expect the exciting freshman, Williams, to see the field against Tulsa in the opener. Whaley, a former walk-on, seemingly came out of nowhere to nab the (co) number one role.
News: During Thursday's scrimmage, Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay stole the show with a 70-yard scamper to the end zone.
Analysis: Clay is vying for playing time with Roy Finch and Jonathan Miller and big runs like this help make a statement, even if it's only during a scrimmage. At this point, it still appears to be a running back by committee situation in Norman with Finch leading the pack.
News: ![CDATA[While The Oklahoman reports that Brennan Clay and Roy Finch are ahead of the Sooner running back pack, it also quotes Bob Stoops singing the praises of Jonathan Miller, whom he says has "really been impressive."
Analysis: There is too much running back talent in Norman to realistically expect any single runner to break free from the rest; this will be a by-committee approach...and wait a shame for fantasy owners.
News: In an interview with Fox Sports Southwest, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops had nothing but praise for freshman running back Brandon Williams saying "Well he's got great power and strength. He's very tough, very competitive. He's got everything you look for... He has a chance to be pretty special."
Analysis: Williams will battle Roy Finch, Brennan Clay and Jonathon Miller for playing time this fall. Given the depth at running back, he could be inline for a redshirt.
News: Clay will miss this week's game against Air Force with a concussion, ESPN reports.
Analysis: He was carted off in last week's win over Florida State and it's not clear when he may return this season.
News: Clay was carted off with a head or neck injury in Saturday's win over Florida State, but was responsive and had full movement, ESPN reports.
Analysis: It sounds like Clay avoided a serious injury, but he may be out awhile.
News: Clay, a four-star freshman running back for Oklahoma, has been named back-up to senior starting tailback DeMarco Murray for the Sooners season-opener against Utah State, NewsOK.com reports.
Analysis: This is intriguing news given that Clay jumped ahead of Jermie Calhoun and Jonathan Miller on the OU depth chart to become Murray's back up against the Aggies. Mossis Madu will resume his role as back-up after a one-game suspension for DUI, but coaches say that they will continue to find ways to get Clay the ball beginning in Week Two and beyond, including lining up as a wide receiver and serving as kick returner on special teams.