Oklahoma Running Back Samaje Perine Out Two To Three Weeks With Muscle Pull


Bob Stoops announced on Monday that the Oklahoma Sooners will be without running back Samaje Perine for the next few weeks due to a slight muscle pull. OU’s opponents during that span are at Texas Tech, Kansas, and at Iowa State.

Perine, a junior from Plfugerville, Texas, is one yard behind redshirt sophomore Joe Mixon with 475 rushing yards on the season. He is averaging 5.4 yards per carry and has scored a team-high six rushing touchdowns this season.

In his absence, Mixon will take over the bulk of the carries. One of the nation’s top all-purpose backs, Joe Mixon is averaging 6 yards per carry and also has recorded 208 receiving yards on 18 receptions.

Freshman Abdul Adams will also see more significant playing time as well. A native of Landover, Maryland, Adams saw has 24 carries for 102 yards on the season. He has also caught two passes for eighteen yards. In last Saturday’s 38-17 win over Texas Tech, Adams saw his most significant amount of playing time of the season due to Perine’s injury. He ended the day with eleven yards on six carries.

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