Eight times this season Whittaker has lined up behind center and taken direct snaps resulting in 75 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Whittaker had a 7-yard touchdown run against Rice, a 36-yarder at UCLA and a 16-yarder at Iowa State. He also took a direct snap that led to a double reverse pass that ended with a 40-yard touchdown pass from David Ash to Jaxon Shipley against the Cyclones.
Whittaker had a career-high 158 all-purpose yards against the Sooners. He had 43 rushing yards on six attempts and one reception for 15 yards to go with his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.