Oklahoma loses another for the season

Fullback Trey Millard done for the year with ACL injury

10/27/13 in NCAAF   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

NORMAN, Okla. - Trey Millard is out for the season.
 
Another bad break for the Oklahoma football team, which is now down a pair of senior captains with season-ending injuries.
 
Millard, a senior fullback, who is also an All-Big 12 performer, tore his ACL in the fourth quarter while blocking on a kickoff return. 
 
It was more bad news for Oklahoma, which rallied past unbeaten Texas Tech, 38-30 Saturday night in Norman. The victory pushed OU to No. 13 in the Associated Press poll. The BCS rankings come out later Sunday. OU was at No. 15, but should move up after the win over the Red Raiders, who came in ranked No. 10 in the BCS standings.
 
Oct 26, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners player Trey Millard is helped off the field after being injured in a play against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the fourth quarter at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma won 38-30.  Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY SportsOklahoma lost senior linebacker Corey Nelson in the win over TCU. He was unable to play the next week and the Sooners lost to Texas. OU also lost defensive tackle Jordan Phillips earlier this season. He had year-ending back surgery. Defensive end D.J. Ward hasn't played all year, due to a spleen injury and defensive tackle Quincy Russell has yet to contribute after transferring from junior college. 
 
"We've lost three of our top-five, six guys," said senior center Gabe Ikard. "We're going to have to make some adjustments and throw some guys into the fire. All of our guys can play, so we have to get those guys ready. We have a great challenge with Baylor ahead of us. We've got to adjust."
 
OU will play No. 5 Baylor on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Waco, Texas.
 
Millard isn't the kind of player who gets lots of carries or catches, but he is the best blocker on the team and was often used out of the backfield in numerous formations. Millard has 17 rushes for 97 yards and a touchdown this year. He's also averaging more than 7 yards per reception on 11 catches.
 
"All you can say about Trey is he is the best in the country in doing what he does," said offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. "It's been that way for a long time. We're going to miss him."
 
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