University of Oklahoma football players Roy Finch and Austin Box are expected to play in Saturday's Bedlam game. Both players availability was in question after they left OU's game against Baylor with injuries, but OU coach Bob Stoops said during the weekly Big 12 teleconference on Monday he expected them to play.
"We're very optimistic," Stoops said. "Both guys (Sunday) tested out very well. This morning, same thing. They're actually going to do some limited work today. We feel very optimistic that they'll be ready to play." Box, who has battled injuries throughout his career, left Saturday's game in the second quarter. When asked whether Box's injury was a recurrence of his back injury, Stoops was reserved. "I'm not discussing what anything is when guys are going to play," Stoops said. "I did that last week with DeMarco (Murray). If guys are going to play there's no sense dialoging and being specific with what's bothering them and what isn't." Finch, who has emerged as a solid weapon in the Sooners offense, also left the game after taking a hard hit and staying down for several minutes. OU and OSU kickoff the 2010 version of Bedlam at 7 p.m. Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. The game is televised on ABC (Cox 8).