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Saturday, October 24, 2009
No Murray, no Jeffries, no worries for the Sooners

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

A rapidly depleting roster doesn't seem to be bothering Oklahoma that much today.

The Sooners have jumped to a 21-6 lead over Kansas in a game where their post-Texas blahs don't appear to have materialized.

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray tried to play before the game, but couldn't make it and is was watching the game from the sidelines because of a bum ankle. And the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that guard Tavaris Jeffries was left behind because of an undisclosed disciplinary matter.

The departures haven't mattered as the Sooners scored on their opening drive with Chris Brown featured as their top running back.

And the Oklahoma defense has been just as salty as expected. The Sooners have already intercepted Todd Reesing three times. Coming into the game, Reesing had thrown four picks in 243 attempts this season.