Oklahoma improbably Big 12's hottest team

Updated: November 15, 2006, 2:29 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com

Even in his wildest dreams, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wasn't thinking about Bowl Championship Series berths and Big 12 titles when Adrian Peterson went down with a broken collarbone.

The Sooners were struggling with a 4-2 record after Peterson was injured diving for a touchdown in a victory over Iowa State on Oct. 14. With the Sooners' tough upcoming schedule, some pundits were thinking Stoops' team would struggle to win seven or eight games this season without its Heisman contender.

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