"Hollywood" Brown rising Sooner star
NORMAN (AP) When folks give you the nickname "Hollywood," you're probably doing something right.
Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown is doing an awful lot right these days.
The sophomore from Hollywood, Florida, burned Oklahoma State for a school-record 265 yards receiving in a 62-52 win last Saturday that vaulted the Sooners to No. 5 in the latest AP poll .
Brown's teammates have taken to the nickname.
"We all cut up and joked about it, but I think it'll be something that sticks with him," Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said. "I think he likes it. We'll roll with it. As long as he's catching passes and running like that, I don't care."
Brown, a junior college transfer, now leads the team with 743 yards receiving, slightly ahead of tight end Mark Andrews.
The Sooners hope he's got something left for Saturday's showdown with No. 8 TCU for the Big 12 lead. Both teams are 8-1 overall and 5-1 in league play.