Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday that right tackle Daryl Williams will miss the Oklahoma State game due to a sprained medial collateral ligament.
Stoops said he is unsure when Williams will return but will likely miss the remainder of the regular season. Williams might ready for a bowl game.
The sprain occurred on Oklahoma's seventh play of the game vs. West Virginia, when quarterback Landry Jones handed the ball off to Damien Williams. During the run, Daryl Williams' leg looked like it got caught from behind and curled. Daryl Williams was then replaced by Tyrus Thompson, who is regularly the backup left tackle.
The loss of Daryl Williams is OU's fourth on the offensive line this season, including Ben Habern (neck), Tyler Evans (ACL tear) and Nila Kasitati (ACL tear).
There isn't a single starting offensive lineman who has made it through the season healthy.
Stoops said Thompson will replace Daryl Williams, but Sooners fans could see a shifting of linemen that includes freshman Ty Darlington at center and current center Gabe Ikard switched out to guard.
QUARTERBACK EARNS BIG 12 HONORS
Landry Jones was named as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after the senior quarterback helped the Sooners to a last-minute touchdown to beat West Virginia, 50-49. This is the first week this season that Jones earned the honor, but it is his sixth selection in his career.
Jones is the first OU player selected this season.
Jones, a senior from Artesia, N.M., set a school record Saturday against West Virginia when he threw for 554 yards. He held the previous record of 504 yards, which he set in 2011 against Kansas State. The senior quarterback also threw for six touchdowns — four to junior wide receiver Kenny Stills. Jones' TDs tied a previous school record of six, which Jones set against Tulsa in 2009.
“With all individual accolades, there are successful teams that come along with it,” Jones said.
SIDELINE PENALTY CALLED AFTER OFFICIAL CRASHED INTO FORMER OKLAHOMA GREAT
It's probably been years since Joe Washington took a hit like the one he felt Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.
Midway through the fourth quarter of Oklahoma's 50-49 win at West Virginia, Mountaineers superstar Tavon Austin burst through the Sooner defense for a 54-yard gain to OU's 31.
When penalty flags were thrown during the play, it initially appeared that Austin's impressive run was coming back because of a Mountaineer hold or illegal block. Instead, Oklahoma was flagged for two penalties: a 15-yard illegal use of hands call on defensive back Julian Wilson, and a sideline interference call.
That's where Washington, former standout Sooner running back and current executive director of the Varsity “O” association, was involved. An official, trying to keep in front of Austin's run, sprinted down the field on the thick, white-painted area separating the field of play from those on the sideline.
Washington was standing in that area watching the play when the official, who wasn't looking ahead, crashed into Washington. Both the official and Washington fell over and quickly got back up. A nearby witness said Washington wasn't injured.
The two fouls moved the Mountaineer offense to OU's 8-yard line, from which Geno Smith hit Stedman Bailey for a go-ahead touchdown on the very next play.
Washington, one of Oklahoma's greatest all-time players, is on vacation and couldn't be reached for comment but Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops joked that he never thought the past player would have an impact on one of the games he coached.
“I think he was frustrated with nobody being able to stop Tavon Austin,” Mike Stoops said laughing. “I think he was trying to tackle him.”