Stoops hasn't decided on starter

Updated: October 6, 2004, 12:49 AM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday that running back Kejuan Jones would be able to play in the No. 2 Sooners' game Saturday against No. 5 Texas.

Jones, who started Oklahoma's first three games of the season, missed the team's Big 12 opener against Texas Tech last week with a twisted ankle.

Freshman Adrian Peterson started in Jones' place and had 146 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Stoops said he didn't know yet who would start for the Sooners on Saturday.

"We'll work that out through the week," Stoops said. "It won't matter on who it is, because regardless of who it is the other will get a good amount of playing time. We'll see as we go through the week of the right way to approach it.''

Peterson has averaged 136.5 yards per game to rank eighth in the nation. Jones averaged 75 yards through the first three games.


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