BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: October 12, 2009 at 10:55 am •  Published: October 12, 2009
Br
oyles was projected to miss two to four weeks, but this weekend against Texas would mark two weeks since the injury.

"I’m sure some of it will definitely be the combination of range of motion, mobility, probably a combination of pain tolerance and, outside of that, the combination of the risk,” Wilson said.

Broyles played after injuring the shoulder but quickly realized the injury was more serious and retired to the locker room. After the Miami loss, however, he carried his own bag onto the team bus and didn’t appear to be in pain.

Wilson said he didn’t know if Broyles had a heightened potential for a more serious injury if he played but did say if that was the case, Broyles would sit.

Which Oklahoma run defense will travel to Dallas?

In four games, excluding Miami, the Oklahoma defense allowed just 128 total yards rushing.

Miami’s Javarris James ran for 150 on 15 carries.

Baylor ran for just six yards on 17 carries.

James and teammate Graig Cooper are the two most talented running backs the Sooners have faced this season, but they might have caught a break after Texas’ top two tailbacks were injured in their win over Colorado on Saturday.

The presumptive starter, however, is the talented, yet slightly redundant Foswhitt Whittaker, a speedy sophomore who ran for 284 yards on 64 carries as a freshman.

Even with its hiccup against Miami, only two teams in college football have been better at defending the run.

No. 1? Texas.


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