The White team defeated the Red team 28-24 after overcoming a 17-point deficit Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma football's annual Spring Game in front of a crowd of 29,200 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
All three quarterbacks who saw playing time in the contest threw at least one touchdown pass. Blake Bell finished the game 13-of-22 for 164 yards and threw two touchdowns, Trevor Knight went 11-of-17 for 151 yards with one touchdown and Kendal Thompson completed 8-of-15 passes for 86 yards and one touchdown. Knight added 36 rushing yards, while Thompson contributed 35.
The offense jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the first drive behind quarterback Bell when wide receiver Lacoltan Bester recovered a Damien Williams fumble and returned it 35 yards for the touchdown.
Michael Hunnicutt tacked on three points for the Red team as he booted a 41-yard field goal with 4:56 left in the first quarter.
Bell completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Durron Neal with 6:44 before the half, giving the Red team a 17-0 lead after Hunnicutt added the extra point.
On the first drive of the third quarter, Knight and Trey Metoyer connected on three completions for 58 yards before David Smith scored a 2-yard touchdown at the 9:00 mark, cutting the margin to 17-7.
Metoyer, the game's leading receiver, caught six passes on the day for 122 yards. Derrick Woods added 67 yards on five grabs.
With a minute left in the third quarter, Frank Shannon recorded a defensive touchdown after scooping up a Knight fumble, giving the Red team a 24-7 lead.
Roy Finch opened the fourth quarter with a 49-yard touchdown grab from Bell, decreasing the Red team's lead to 10 points at 24-14.
The White team pulled within three points after Knight threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Don Caudill. It was the second Knight-led touchdown drive of the afternoon. Earlier in the drive, Knight hit Metoyer for a 43-yard completion.
With 1:45 left in the game, the White team claimed its first lead at 28-24 on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to Smith, who caught three passes for 24 yards and led the game in rushing with 65 yards on 16 attempts.
Aaron Franklin and Brandon Young each garnered 10 tackles to lead the defense. Trey Franks recorded seven tackles and broke up two passes.