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Injuries are testing the offensive line depth for No. 13 Oklahoma.
After losing two starters before the season even began, the Sooners (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) have continued to get banged up over the course of the season. Center Gabe Ikard, who took over the spot whenever Ben Habern quit football over lingering injury concerns, missed Saturday's 42-34 win against Baylor because of a head injury and left tackle Lane Johnson was limited again with an ankle injury.
Freshman Ty Darlington made his first career start at center, and Oklahoma got a steady performance from its makeshift offensive line while compiling 460 yards, including 183 on the ground.
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Starting center Gabe Ikard was ruled out of No. 14 Oklahoma's game against Baylor on Saturday after doctors did not clear him to play following a head injury.
Team spokesman Pete Moris said just before kickoff that Ikard would not play.
Ikard had started every game at center for the Sooners, filling in after entrenched starter Ben Habern gave up football at the start of training...
If Blake Bell does this too many more times. the Oklahoma coaching staff might just start using him in some third and long situations in addition to his role around the goal line and in short yardage situations using their Belldozer package. With Baylor continuing to hang around closer than Oklahoma would have liked Saturday night, Oklahoma turned to Bell on third and one in hopes...
Baylor (4-4) at No. 12 Oklahoma (6-2)
Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Owen Field (Norman, Okla.)
TV: FOX Sports Net
Line: OU -21.5
Baylor is the ultimate Big 12 team from an outside perspective: wide-spread, high-scoring passing offense; defense that cannot stop anyone.
Fortunately for the Sooners, Baylor being scheduled before WVU and OSU ends up working out perfectly for OU...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer Ask one Stoops brother and he'll tell you he loves that No. 13 Oklahoma gave up over 200 yards rushing for a fourth time this season, as long as the end result was a victory.
Ask another and he'll tell you the performance was unacceptable and things need to be corrected right away...
The man was disheveled—his hair was unkempt, his tie yanked down, dirt was smeared on his white shirt, and sweat glistened on his face. He excused himself from the throng of reporters and went behind the locker room and vomited.
The emotion of defeating his former mentor had churned Darrell Royal’s stomach, yet he composed himself to enjoy the victory. Texas had beaten Oklahoma...
NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners jumpstarted their season with an 85-51 shellacking of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Sunday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center.
It’s that time of year again. Basketball is officially back in Norman, and it was highlighted in Norman Sunday when the Sooners won their first regular season game in dominating fashion, 85-51 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
Oklahoma got off to a shaky start, committing careless turnovers and taking ill-advised shots early. After some subs came in and provided instant...
NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners have returned home and are facing off with Baylor right now live.