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Oklahoma QB Knight seeks consistency after breakout Sugar Bowl performance

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    Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight answers a question during Media Day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Knight was MVP of the Sugar Bowl last season, but he didn't play that well consistently last year. With high expectations for the Sooners this year, the pressure is on for the sophomore to elevate his game regularly. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight answers a question during Media Day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Knight was MVP of the Sugar Bowl last season, but he didn't play that well consistently last year. With high expectations for the Sooners this year, the pressure is on for the sophomore to elevate his game regularly. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops answers a question during Media Day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight has had the big game.

Now he seeks consistency.

As a redshirt freshman, he passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns and was the MVP in Oklahoma's 45-31 victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in January. He was rewarded with the unquestioned starting job and a newfound fame that gave him increased speaking opportunities and lifted his Twitter following to more than 25,000.

With those spoils comes a new level of pressure. The Sooners are expected to be in the mix for the national title, and they face a bright spotlight with a quarterback who has had one dominant game in his career. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said the key is for Knight to duplicate that kind of performance, starting Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.