Sooners backup QB Austin Kendall: Ohio State's defense 'very basic'

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Austin Kendall, the backup quarterback for No. 14 Oklahoma, made it clear he doesn't think the defense of upcoming opponent No. 3 Ohio State is much to worry about.

"I think they really have a very basic defense," Kendall told Sooner Sports TV. "I think we can go out there...I mean [starting quarterback]Baker [Mayfield],he'll light them up. I'm really looking forward to it. If my number is called, I think I can do the same. I'm really looking forward to the game. It's going to be really exciting."

Kendall's remarks quickly drew the attention of Buckeyes players on social media, including defensive end Sam Hubbard and wide receiver Johnnie Dixon.

Kendall is a freshman from Waxhaw, North Carolina, but he is familiar with Ohio State. Kendall's parents, Brian and Kimberly, told the Tulsa World they attended Thomas Worthington High School, which is north of Columbus, Ohio.

Brian Kendall told the newspaper that he even attended the Buckeyes' last three national title game appearances.

In 2012, Austin Kendall tweeted his affection for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State plays at Oklahoma on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET

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