Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said on the weekly Big 12 teleconference that torn ligaments in quarterback Sam Bradford’s thumb on his non-throwing hand will not prevent him from playing in the conference title game. One reporter asked if it could make it tougher for Bradford Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium. “I don’t know if it will be tougher,” Stoops said. “It was awful painful (Saturday). Having it happen on the third series of the game you don’t have a plan for it. You’re only able to tape it and try to support it. We’ll have a better support structure around his thumb now... “Hopefully it won’t bother him. It sure bothered him the other night. You don’t see a guy drop a snap in two years and then you see him drop two trying to take the snap from center. With his left hand it wasn’t able to work it. But we’ll be able to prepare for that through the week and he should be able to take the snap.” Bradford played through the injury to lead the Sooners on nine consecutive scoring drives in a 61-41 win over Oklahoma State which was pivotal in OU winning the BCS tie-breaker in the computers. “The guy is incredible,” Stoops said. “He just has poise. Not only those drives but look at his third-down throws when he had to have them, just putting the ball on the money. Several of them with people in his face. Diving for the end zone. The guy has all the courage in the world and toughness. The other night he showed it. He’s as tough as they come.” The Sooners face Missouri Saturday night for the Big 12 title. OU swept Missouri in two games last season. Since the Tigers return quarterback Chase Daniel, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Chase Coffman is it similar to the offense the Sooners faced last season or Texas Tech? “The fact they’re spread I guess there are similarities that way in some screens, but they’re a different offense than Tech,” Stoops said. “The familiarity from playing them last year twice and playing them the year before we have a good feel for them. They have some wrinkles where you have to change what you’re doing.” OU has scored 60 or more points four consecutive weeks and has scored 630 for the season. With two more game, the Sooners have a legitimate chance to become just the third team in college football history to score 700 or more points. Stoops said it’s the best offense in his 11 seasons in Norman. “I don’t think there’s any question (it’s the best offense we’ve had),” Stoops said during the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference. “I wouldn’t have said that early in the year because you’re just because you’re waiting to see how it goes through the rest of the season.” The key to the dynamic offense has been Bradford, viewed as the Heisman Trophy front-runner. “You have such confidence in him being able to throw the ball anywhere at anytime or go for it on fourth down,” Stoops said. “The offensive line has been a major part with Sam in the ability to be able to run the football and protect. Those guys have done a great job.” The Sooners’ non-conference schedule played a role in OU edging Texas in the BCS standings. OU is ranked higher in most of the computer rankings in part because it defeated top 25 teams like Cincinnati and TCU. Stoops said it also prepared his team for the rugged Big 12 South. “I don’t think there’s any question challenging your team early usually helps you develop sooner and helps get you ready for some of the tests coming down the road,” Stoops said.