Oklahoma State Cowboys

Missouri Tight End Okwuegbunam “Long Shot” To Play In Liberty Bowl

M. Hofeld


As Oklahoma State’s date with Missouri, in the Liberty Bowl, approaches the Cowboys are going to find their old conference foes at near full strength in terms of health. There is one exception though, and it’s a big one.

Sophomore tight end Albert Okwuegbunam still hasn’t recovered from a right shoulder injury he suffered in Missouri’s 38-17 win at Florida on Nov. 3. The injury forced him to miss the Tigers’ final three games of the season and it seems like it could cost him the bowl game as well.

“(Okwuegbunam is) still a long shot,” Missouri head coach Barry Odom said to reporters in St. Louis ahead of Saturday’s Braggin’ Rights basketball game between Missouri and Illinois . “He wants to give it a try once we get on campus in Memphis.”

Okwuegbunam (6-5/255) caught 43 passes for 466 yards and six touchdowns for the Tigers this season. That ties him for the team high in receiving touchdowns, places him second in receptions and third in receiving yards.

Oklahoma State and Missouri are set to kickoff the Liberty Bowl at 2:45 (CT) on December 31st.

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