NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 10: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 is congratulated by offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 and offensive lineman Ben Powers #72 of the Oklahoma Sooners on a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) Jalen Hurts’ first interception of the season resulted in one of the dirtiest plays we’ve seen in college football thus far. As running back Kennedy Brooks went to force Texas Tech defender Douglas Coleman III out of bounds, he took a nasty shot to the knee by Eli Howard.OU fans were furious about the play, as you’d imagine. Many were calling for Howard to be ejected.Whether or not you were for the punishment, it was definitely an unnecessary play. No part of the block helped Coleman out, and now it seems likely that Brooks is out for the remainder of this one. We haven’t gotten an update on his status, but there are at least a few good signs. The most important: Brooks was able to walk himself off the field, which likely wouldn’t have been the case if he suffered a severe injury (though some athletes with torn ACLs are able to, not to speculate what the nature of his injury is.)Another: per George Stoia of The Oklahoma Daily, he was spotted back on the sideline with his helmet, and wasn’t sent to the locker room.Kennedy Brooks is still on the #Sooners’ sidelines with his helmet, so that’s good.— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) September 28, 2019Brooks’ day finished with eight rushes for 29 yards, third on the team behind starter Trey Sermon (seven carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns) and Hurts (nine carries for 70 yards and one touchdown).The freshman entered the day with 17 carries for 177 yards and a touchdown. He had a bigger role last season, carrying the ball 119 times for 1,056 yards and 12 touchdowns.We will bring you an update on Kennedy Brooks once we find out more about the injury. There will hopefully be more on his status after the game.Oklahoma leads Texas Tech 48-16 midway through the fourth quarter.
Senior forward Alex Szczechura takes off his gloves during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFor the first time in four games, the Ohio State men’s hockey team will not be facing off against a top 10 opponent, and hopes to take advantage of a return to home ice.Coming off an impressive win Saturday against then-No. 9 Wisconsin, OSU welcomes Penn State to Columbus for a weekend doubleheader.The Buckeyes (12-9-1, 2-5-1-0) snapped a four-game winless streak with their 3-1 victory against the Badgers and are looking to record back-to-back conference wins for the first time ever.Meanwhile, the visiting Nittany Lions (4-15-1, 0-6-0) have struggled in only their second season as an NCAA program. They travel to Columbus in the midst of a six-game losing streak, their most recent loss being a 3-2 decision to No. 2 Boston College last weekend.But no matter how many losses are on Penn State’s résumé, the Buckeyes aren’t taking their opponents lightly.Freshman goalie Christian Frey said the fact that Penn State has so many close losses against top teams – with one-goal losses coming against ranked teams Wisconsin, Minnesota and Boston College – shows the Nittany Lions are tougher than their schedule suggests.“They’re a good team,” Frey said. “It’s going to be a good game and a close game decided by only a couple of plays.”Close games have been both a blessing and a curse for OSU this season, going 1-4-1 in games decided by a single goal or less but going 6-3 if the margin is increased to two.Now, with the momentum of a victory, freshman forward Nick Schilkey said the team needs to seize the opportunity to start a winning run.“We can’t go into this weekend thinking about our big win (against Wisconsin),” Schilkey said. “We’ve got to turn the page and get right back after it.”After this Saturday’s game, OSU hits the halfway mark in Big Ten play, with five games both in Columbus and five on the road to wrap up its season.Friday’s game against Penn State is slated to start at 7:05 p.m., while Saturday’s game is scheduled for an early puck drop of 2 p.m.