The Oklahoma Sooners found themselves severely short-handed in the secondary against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater on Saturday. Forced to the sideline with a knee injury, Jordan Thomas gave way to a true freshman. In a similar predicament due, Will Johnson was ejected on a targeting call and Kahlil Haughton found himself in a boot. Moving forward the situation in the secondary doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.
At this point in time, Lincoln Riley has officially labeled Thomas as questionable. Throughout the duration of the year, the corner has been tested time and time again. Suffering more than a single injury this season, Thomas will undergo further evaluation before being cleared to play. With a week to think it over, the odds on favorite to start is Tre Norwood.
As far as Haughton is concerned, the safety has been ruled out of Saturday’s contest against the TCU Horned Frogs. As the herd begins to thin, the young crop of talent must step up which includes Robert Barnes. Throughout the year, TCU has remained balanced and it doesn’t appear that Gary Patterson wants to tinker with the offensive methodology. Charging Kenny Hill with testing the youngsters may become a priority in the first half.
Last but not least, Neville Gallimore has missed the previous two games with an injury. Expected to help sure up the run defense, the defensive lineman is slated to return this weekend. Hopefully the addition of Gallimore helps slow down a potent TCU offense.