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I'll never cheer when a player gets injured and I would much rather see Oklahoma State and Oklahoma face off when both teams are at full strength, so that nothing is left up for question.
Unfortunately, I can't control which players get hit by injuries during a given year and this year injuries have hit the Sooners hard.
First they lost running back Dominique Whaley against Kansas State and now they've lost wide receiver Ryan Broyles with an ACL tear.
Those two losses are going drastically change the OU offense. Yes, Roy Finch is a great running back, but he's yet to show the consistency that made Whaley the starter. Also, while Jaz Reynolds and Kenny Stills are good wide receivers, it's almost impossible to replace a talent like Broyles.
I truly wish Broyles all the luck in the world as he moves onto a career in the NFL and I was really glad to see OU give Whaley a scholarship the day after he was injured.
That said, it's going to be difficult for the Sooners to replace players of their caliber so soon. It would be ideal if Oklahoma State could beat a healthy Oklahoma team. However, we don't live in an ideal world, and I'll take whatever victory Oklahoma State can get.