Sometimes, you just have to make something out of nothing.
That something doesn’t always turn out to be a game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining in the game, but that proved to be the case for Rodney Anderson and the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday against Kansas State.
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) October 22, 2017
Ironically, Anderson admitted simply getting something; anything on what initially appeared to be a broken play was the goal, not a touchdown.
“I was just trying to get back to the line,’ Anderson said following his career display in the Sooners 42-35 road victory over the Wildcats.
Rodney Anderson explains what was going through his head on the game-winning TD. pic.twitter.com/5FQ32nkxO1
— Joe Buettner (@Joe_Buettner) October 24, 2017
As we now know, Anderson did get back to the line, and then got much more en route to a 22-yard touchdown scamper to put a perfect stamp on Anderson’s career effort.
A redshirt sophomore who’s missed the bulk of his entire collegiate career due to a pair of season-ending injuries, Anderson tallied 19 carries for 147 yards and of course, the game-winning touchdown.
Considering the extensive adversity Anderson has been faced with since arriving in Norman, Okla., it’s hard to imagine a more picture perfect way to win the game and keep Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff aspirations alive.
Not back for a running back who was simply just trying to get back to the line.
After previously recording just 1 career carry for 5 yards in 2015’s season opener, Anderson has compiled 229 yards and 3 touchdowns on 41 carries this season.
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