Matt Romar’s lingering injury continues to do just that…linger. The senior defensive tackle from Port Arthur, Texas has been battling an undisclosed injury that has resulted in him missing all but Oklahoma’s first three games of the season. When asked about the possibility of Romar returning to play against Georgia in the Rose Bowl, head coach Lincoln Riley replied, “We’re hopeful, but I wouldn’t say I expect it.”
Romar entered the season as Oklahoma’s center point along the defensive line. At 6-0/295 he was the perfect fit at the defensive tackle position and had shown the type of promise that resulted expectations of a breakout type senior season. Instead it has been a frustrating journey of injury for the former 3-star recruit.
The Sooners are preparing for a Rose Bowl match-up against a Georgia rushing attack that ranks 6th nationally. The Bulldogs led the S.E.C. with an average of 263.5 yards per game on the ground.