The task just got taller for Oklahoma! Not only will the Sooners not have a key member back on the defensive line but they’ll also be down a key member of the offensive backfield when they take on the Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl this morning.
Former freshman All-American Ronnie Perkins confirmed via Twitter this morning that he has yet to be reinstated and will be a spectator for the Red River Showdown rather than a participant.
In just two seasons at Oklahoma Perkins has recorded 75 tackles (21.5 for loss) and 11 sacks. He has been unavailable to the Sooners this season due to a suspension that dates back to the College Football Playoff last season.
Rumors of an issue with freshman running back Seth McGowan begin to swirl on Friday and those were also confirmed on Saturday morning.
Averaging 5.3 yards per carry, McGowan has been Oklahoma’s top running back this season with 181 yards and two touchdowns on 34 rushing attempts. His absence most likely puts Marcus Major back in the mix alongside T.J. Pledger. Major has been absent since the Missouri State game in which he carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards. T.J. Pledger has 88 yards on 24 carries this season. Neither Major or Pledger have scored a rushing touchdown in 2020.
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