October 8, 2012

HD: Sooners looking to win No. 3 straight vs. Texas

Fletcher Corn Dogs. The Cotton Bowl. And the Texas State Fair.

All staples of OU- Texas weekend as the two schools meet for the No. 107 time this weekend on the grounds of the Texas State Fair.

This afternoon Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops kicked off the Red River Rivalry week with his weekly media luncheon.

SCOOPHD gives you the highlights from this afternoon's meeting with the media.

McGee out & Kasitati sidelined

Heading into this weekend's showdown in Dallas rumors swirled Sunday afternoon that senior Stacey McGee could possibly be returning to the Sooners defensive tackle rotation.

Monday afternoon that idea was quickly shut down by Stoops.

"No. No change on the suspensions I'll announce when there's a change," said Stoops.

McGee along with Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks, and Quentin Hayes are all currently practicing with the Sooners while still serving an indefinite games suspension.

Stoops also offered an update on redshirt freshmen offensive lineman Nila Kasitati.

"I think we're getting his MRI today but I'm afraid it sounds like he's torn his anterior cruciate ligament is what we're expecting to hear unfortunately," said Stoops. "I feel bad for Nila he's really been coming on. It's unfortunate just one of those things you know twists it just makes us more thin in there."

The Euless (Texas) Trinity graduate is the second Oklahoma offensive lineman to suffer a torn ACL this season as Oklahoma lost projected starter Tyler Evans on the second day of fall camp prior to the start of the season along with starting center Ben Habern who was forced to retire following a neck injury suffered a season ago.

By the numbers:

3: Oklahoma will be looking for their No. 3 straight victory over Texas this weekend and have outscored Texas by margin of 83-37 over the past two seasons.

13: In Stoops 13 previous contests vs. Texas Oklahoma has outscored the Longhorns by an average of 36.3 to 23.7 points per game.

40: Oklahoma is 72-1 all-time under Bob Stoops when scoring 40 points or more, including a 2-0 mark vs. Texas.

32: Quarterback Landry Jones owns a 32-9 record as a starter and with a win would pass Steve Davis (1973-75) for most victories in OU history.

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