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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Jordan Thomas Expected To Play Against West Virginia

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After witnessing defensive struggles in the secondary against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, questions of Jordan Thomas' disappeared surfaced. Later, news surfaced that Thomas was serving a suspension. In his absence, Mike Stoops turned toward two freshmen, P.J. Mbanasor and Marcus Green to pick up the slack. However, the Oklahoma Sooners received a bit of good news during Bob Stoops' weekly media meet up.

Thomas remains the most experienced cornerback opposite Zack Sanchez. Playing in all thirteen games a year ago, the sophomore cracked the starting line up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in November and continued to hold down the spot through the bowl season. Although P.J. Mbanasor started in week one against Akron due to a one quarter suspension served by Thomas. However, Thomas started on the road against Tennessee before sitting out once again due to a second suspension.

Is one player the answer to the problem though?

Realistically, probably not. The Sooners defense must find a way to force turnovers placing the ball back in the hands of Baker Mayfield and the offense. If the crimson and cream can continuously win the turnover battle, they could bring home another conference crown potentially earning a berth in the college football playoff.