Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Will Play Thursday Against Iowa State

No. 12 Oklahoma has dealt with numerous injuries so far this season, but defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said he expects to have one starter back for the Sooners' matchup with Iowa State.

Outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who goes by "Obo", reportedly left Texas Tech's Jones AT&T Stadium on a stretcher after the Sooners' 66-59 win on Oct. 22. Okoronkwo missed OU's win over Kansas on Saturday, but is now expected to play vs the Cyclones on Thursday.

"Obo's practiced all week, and he's ready to go and, we'll need him on the field," Stoops said. "He's one of our consistent playmakers, and we'll look for him to have a big game Thursday night."

OU is missing at least a dozen impact players from its opening weekend roster due to injury, and the Sooners are especially hurt along the defensive line. (Oklahoma Daily)

RELATED: Bob Stoops: Sooners Continue to Respond Despite Injuries

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Stats

2016 GAME LOG TACKLES
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK FF
9/3 @Houston L 33-23 9 7 2 1.0 0
9/10 Louisiana Monroe W 59-17 3 1 2 1.0 0
9/17 Ohio State L 45-24 4 3 1 0.0 0
10/1 @TCU W 52-46 6 4 2 2.0 0
10/8 Texas W 45-40 11 5 6 1.0 1
10/15 Kansas State W 38-17 5 3 2 1.0 0
10/22 @Texas Tech W 66-59 4 4 0 1.0 0
10/29 Kansas W 56-3 No statistics available.


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