Will Clemons play at OU?

Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons hobbled out of the locker room last week after a loss to Texas Tech with a sprained ankle. He missed practice early this week. Will he play against the Sooners on Saturday?

"It's coming around good," Toney Clemons said Wednesday morning following the Buffs' practice, his first this week. "It's the first time putting weight on it all day and running on it. It was sore at first, real stiff and wasn't use to it, as practice went on it warmed up and started adjusting and it felt good."

Clemons commended the CU athletic training staff for their help in his rehab efforts. He said there is no more swelling in his ankle. He said he hopes to be 100 percent by Thursday or Friday.

"I'll play," Clemons said. "I wouldn't miss it for the world. It's Oklahoma. This is one of the stories programs in college football that as a player you want to play in and have to play in. I knew it even after the game (last week). I said there is no way I'm going to miss this game. ...I expect to be utilized full strength."

Clemons said the Buffs were actually hoping to get to play the Sooners when they were ranked No. 1 in the nation, but Missouri beat Oklahoma last week ending any chance of that happening.

Clemons said the Buffs have to ignore all the streaks and trends and point spreads not pointing in their favor and just play the best football they can.

"We have to call the past the past," he said. "...The main thing just to put aside is you can't worry about the past. You know things go wrong on the road for whatever reason they went wrong, you just go out there with a mindset like it's a new week and a new opportunity to do something. The ball bounces anybody's way. So you never know when it could happen. You have to go out there and execute, that's the biggest thing. We go out there and execute on the road and don't kill ourselves, we'll be fine."


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