Oklahoma Sooners’ Marvin Mims “Marvelous” once more

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Marvin Mims has had a less than stellar sophomore campaign. Not because he’s played bad, but primarily because we’ve hardly seen him involved at all. Things have not been nearly as easy to come by this year after leading the team in catches, yards, and receiving touchdowns last year as a true freshman.

The explosive plays Mims was known for last year haven’t existed for him or anyone else in 2021.

Recently, we explored where Mims’ production may have gone.

The Sooners’ offensive line and their inability to give quarterback Spencer Rattler time stood at the foundation of those issues.

Against Kansas State, the offensive line gave Rattler time, and guess who posted his second-best game of the season? You guessed it: Marvin Mims.

Mims operated out of the slot and on the outside. He finished the game with just four catches, but they totaled 71 yards. They were timely and explosive yards. The Sooners offense as a whole looked much better than it has all season with the passing and running game working in tandem.

We’ve been fed the same variation of “We’re so close” from head coach Lincoln Riley, and Saturday, he showed why.

When Mims is involved, it opens the flood gates for all of the other receivers on this team who have made tough catches and held down the fort as Mims adjusts to being game planned for out of the slot. Kansas State didn’t bracket him nearly as much, and it would cost them as they blitzed from the slot to try and get Rattler off schedule.

Here below, the Sooners again found ways to get Mims open in the slot on what looks to be a deep crossing route.

The Sooners don’t have anyone like Marvin Mims, who has shown the ability to make explosive plays in abundance. It’s very plausible Mario Williams is another guy like this, but until we see it, Mims will hold that crown. For the Sooners to evolve into the offense they can be, Mims will have to keep stacking performances like this together. His next challenge will be against the Texas Longhorns, a team he had four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown against last year.

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