The Sooners got some more bad news before their College Football Playoff semifinal match against the LSU Tigers. As reported by The Football Brainiacs, starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell is going to miss the Peach Bowl after suffering a broken collarbone.
Turner-Yell has had a very strong season for OU. The sophomore started all 13 games at strong safety for the Sooners, racking up 75 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Now, it’s up to Justin Broiles, who will take over the starting duties. Broiles only has 15 tackles on the season and doesn’t have a tackle since the Iowa State game on November 9th. Coming out of high school in 2017, Broiles was a four-star prospect, a Top 10 cornerback in the country and the No. 1 player in Oklahoma. Now, the entire state, OK half the state, is relying on him to fill a big role.
This is arguably a bigger loss for OU than the suspensions that were announced just earlier this week, which included Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Trejan Bridges.
This is just the latest in what’s been a rough two weeks four OU as it tries to win its first College Football Playoff game in what will be its fourth appearance in five years.
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