DALLAS — Freshman Caleb Williams has replaced Spencer Rattler in Oklahoma's Red River Showdown matchup against Texas.
Freshman Caleb Williams is in at QB for Spencer Rattler 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ak4KNNKHsZ— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 9, 2021
On his first drive, Williams led the Sooners to the red zone, where they came away with a 35-yard field goal from redshirt junior Gabe Brkic. On Oklahoma's previous possession, Rattler fumbled after leading OU to the Longhorn's 44-yard line. Rattler is 8-of-15 on the day for 111 yards and an interception.
So far, Williams is 2-of-5 for 32 yards. He also has a 66-yard rushing touchdown. The Washington D.C. native was the No. 1 overall quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class.
In Oklahoma's 16-13 win over West Virginia on Sept. 26, fans called for Rattler's benching after he tossed an interception in the second quarter. He addressed that moment an interview with ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski on College GameDay on Saturday.
The Sooners currently trail Texas 38-20 at halftime.