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Oklahoman Modified: November 2, 2008 at 12:39 am •  Published: November 2, 2008
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/> He did not return.

English remained on the Sooner sideline, wearing a knee brace.

"It’s a sprain, so how long, we’ll just have to see,” said Sooners coach Bob Stoops.

Tight end Brody Eldridge (ankle) returned after two weeks out of action, but he was pulled after suffering soreness in the ankle. Wide receiver Manny Johnson (elbow) returned after missing the last seven quarters, but he played sparingly as the game got out of hand early.

"They X-rayed him and nothing has changed,” Stoops said. "So that’s a positive.”

’71 salute

The 1971 OU-Nebraska clash — known as the "Game of the Century” — was celebrated throughout the weekend, complete with a reunion including Sooners and Cornhuskers.

Players, coaches, trainers and other team personnel were recognized at halftime, to varying degrees of applause.

The biggest cheers:

1. Barry Switzer.

2. Tom Osborne.

3. Greg Pruitt.

4. Johnny Rodgers.

5. Chuck Fairbanks.

Skycam first

For the first time ever, Skycam was used as a part of a broadcast at Owen Field, according to OU sports information director Kenny Mossman.

The Skycam is a robotic camera, suspended from a cable-driven, computerized transport system. The cables were attached to the four light posts in the corners of the stadium.

Skycam is a stabilized camera system that can fly anywhere in a defined three-dimensional space in the middle of a sporting event.

Skycam has been used in marquee broadcast events such as Super Bowl XXXVII, U.S. Tennis Open, NCAA Final Four, NFL Pro Bowl, Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and college football games.

BY JOHN HELSLEY, JAKE TROTTER AND BERRY TRAMEL


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