Oklahoma senior cornerback Aaron Colvin cracked one of his top molars early in the third quarter of Saturday's 16-7 win over West Virginia, according to a source close to Colvin.
“He was complaining about his jaw hurting very badly,” the source said of Colvin after the game.
Colvin was a first-team All-Big 12 cornerback a year ago, and received an encouraging pre-NFL Draft grade last December. He nearly chose to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, but ultimately decided to return for one more collegiate season.
The former Owasso star's status moving forward remains unclear for now, but he did tweet last night, “I'm good everybody. Thank you for the prayers! 2-0 baby.”
M. STOOPS NOT HAPPY WITH TACKLING
At times Saturday night, Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops didn't sound like a coach whose unit allowed just seven points.
“I was just disappointed in our tackling,” Stoops said. “I didn't think our tackling was great all night.”
Through two games, Oklahoma has allowed just seven points, the fewest for the Sooners at this point since 1986. That year, OU started with a 38-3 win over UCLA and a 63-0 win over Minnesota. It's also just the fifth time since 1940 that the Sooners have started the season allowing seven or fewer total points through two games.
Oklahoma's defense has held opponents to 5 of 29 on third down, fifth-best in the country.
“I really like this group; I like the players; I like their attitudes; I like their toughness,” Stoops said. “It's definitely something we can build on. We keep bringing in new wrinkles to the package.”
REPORT: PACHALL OUT EIGHT WEEKS
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will likely miss eight weeks — which would include OU's Oct. 5 home game against the Horned Frogs — after undergoing surgery on a forearm fracture Saturday afternoon.
The timeline was reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Pachall was injured late in the first half of TCU's 38-17 win over Southeastern Louisiana when an SLU defender's knee came down on the forearm of his non-throwing arm.
The injury leaves the Horned Frogs with Trevone Boykin as their starting quarterback. Boykin started the final nine games last season after Pachall left the team to seek treatment for substance abuse.
FORMER TULSA, LAWTON MAC KICKER WALKS ON
Former Lawton MacArthur kicker Daniel Schwarz, who was Tulsa's kicker last season, was added to Oklahoma's roster before Saturday's game.
Schwarz was dismissed from the University of Tulsa in the spring for academic violations.
He was 12 of 18 on field goals and 52 of 59 on extra points for the Golden Hurricane last season.
The walk-on will have to sit out this season.
Schwarz was an Oklahoman All-Stater as a senior.
Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt, who made three of his four field-goal tries Saturday night, is a junior. The Sooners have two other kickers on the roster — junior Nick Hodgson, who is handling kickoff duties, and sophomore Eric Hosek.
RIGG TRAVELS HOME WITH WVU
West Virginia linebacker Doug Rigg returned to Morgantown with the team early Sunday morning after suffering a scary injury late in the game.
Rigg collided helmet-to-helmet with teammate Karl Joseph and was motionless on the field before being transported to a waiting ambulance.
Rigg was moving as he left the field.
Rigg posted on Facebook that he had suffered a concussion on the play.
BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER