Sooners without McGee, Kasatati for Texas
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Monday, October 08, 2012
NORMAN – Oklahoma
won't have Stacy McGee or Nila Kasatati for its showdown with Texas Saturday in
Kasatati, who has
been OU's first offensive lineman off the bench all season, injured his knee
during the fourth quarter of last week's win at Texas Tech.
"Nila is getting his MRI today, but it sounds
like he's torn his anterior cruciate ligament," Bob Stoops said Monday.
"It's what we're expecting to hear, unfortunately. I feel bad for Nila.
He's really been coming on, and it's just unfortunate. It makes us more thin in
The Sooners were
already thin on their offensive line, having lost starters Ben Habern and Tyler
Evans before the season began. Evans was to be the right guard. Bronson Irwin
replaced him, with Adam Shead starting on the left side.
Kasatati had been
spelling Shead over the first four games.
McGee has been
suspended since two-a-days, leaving OU down a starting defensive tackle.
McFarland, Casey Walker and David King have started there, with freshman Jordan
Phillips also rotating in. Walker had his most effective game of the year in
the Sooners' 41-20 win at Texas Tech.
The Sooners have
one other health issue. Aaron Colvin, arguably OU's best player on either side
of the ball at Tech, tweaked his knee during the game.
"It’s OK. It’s getting
better," he said Monday. "It was a play when I made an open-field
tackle on a fullback. I got up and it was hurting pretty bad. I kept getting chop
blocked and it kind of hurt. It feels better now."