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Oklahoman Published: October 17, 2006
Gundy: "I felt like we got beat"
OU running backs coach Cale Gundy, who worked daily with Adrian Peterson and played a key role in recruiting him to Norman, said he struggled all Saturday night with his star's injury.

"It was hard," Gundy said. "Saturday after the game, I went home with my family. I watched some games on TV, played a little football with my son. We just kind of hung out. It was just kind of a rough feeling.

"Even in the middle of the night, I woke up a couple of times. And when I woke up Sunday morning, I felt like we got beat."

• Smith limping? Sooners strong safety Reggie Smith underwent an MRI on Monday, after spraining his left knee in Saturday's win over Iowa State.

Smith received attention on the Sooner sideline in the first half but returned to the field. He spent Monday's practice on crutches, but coach Bob Stoops said that was precautionary.

"Giving it a rest," Stoops said. "Looking to hopefully practice him on Wednesday. They've looked at it and feel like it's something that should heal up here soon."

• Rufus response: Stoops said Monday that he was comfortable enough with the explanation concerning Rufus Alexander's early morning arrest Sunday that no further discipline would be necessary.

"From what we understand today, no," Stoops said, "other than internally we'll work with him in some ways."

Alexander, a senior, and two others were arrested at 2:10 a.m.

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