Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!
A small broadcasting change for the Oklahoma Sooners’ game against the Kansas Jayhawks was announced on Tuesday. With the Wisconsin-Purdue game being canceled, Saturday’s college football TV slate has been rearranged. Now, this weekend’s contest between OU and KU has been moved from ESPN2 to ESPN. Time of kickoff still remains at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Now onto today’s Hot Links! The stars are aligning for the Sooners to run the table, defensive playmakers are beginning to shine through for OU, the MAC is back and more!
- KU head coach Les Miles has a history of coaching against the Sooners, and even earned a win inside Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium as he roamed the sidelines for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This week, the odds of an upset aren’t as great, but seeing the Mad Hatter back on the prairie will be a trip down memory lane.
- The Norman Transcript’s Clay Horning looked to past Sooner teams that once looked down and out only to run the table toward a Big 12 Championship and more. While Oklahoma started the 2020 season 0-2 in conference play, it’s currently enjoying a three-game winning streak and look to be finding it’s stride just at the right time.
- Not having junior DE Ronnie Perkins for the first half of the season forced OU to find production along its D-line from other sources, and that’s exactly what happened thanks to players like Isaiah Thomas, Perrion Winfrey and more. The key for the Oklahoma’s defensive improvement this season lies within its versatility across its front, writes Sooner Scoop’s Bob Przybylo.
- Redshirt freshman CB Woodi Washington continued to impress his coaches in the first start of his young Sooner career against Texas Tech. The Norman Transcript’s Joe Buettner has notes and quotes from Alex Grinch on the talented defensive back and more.
- This Saturday, it’ll have been 42 days since Oklahoma’s last home game. Just as a friendly reminder, the mask policies in and around the stadium are still in place. If you or someone you know plans on attending the Kansas game this weekend, you can find a quick refresher on all of the rules and measures right here.
Around the Sports World
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown has reportedly been activated from suspension and is expected to play this Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints. The former Steeler last played an NFL down in 2019 for the New England Patriots before being released in the third week of the season.
- The Wisconsin Badgers have canceled their upcoming game against the Purdue Boilermakers due to a rising number of positive COVID-19 cases within the team. This is the second canceled game for Wiscy this season. The first of which saw its contest with the Nebraska Cornhuskers shut down.
- Texas Longhorns starting RB Keaontay Ingram has been ruled out for the upcoming home game against the West Virginia Mountaineers with a high ankle sprain. The junior leads all UT running backs in carries and rushing yards.
- Ever since Dak Prescott was lost for the season, the Dallas Cowboys have been in dire straits at the quarterback position. This week, the team is reportedly leaning toward starting the recently acquired Garrett Gilbert against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- The MAC is back! Tonight, six games pitting 12 teams against each other kicks off beginning at 5 p.m. CT. ESPN’s Bill Connelly has a breakdown of the league, including the projected leaders and top storylines from around the Mid-American Conference.
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