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OU's Rawls sidelined six weeks with concussion


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma backup quarterback Brent Rawls, already sidelined by a thumb injury, could be out for six weeks because of a concussion.

Rawls, a redshirt freshman, was hurt when he fell out of the back of a pickup truck Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

"The concussion to Brent Rawls is more than was anticipated," coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday. "He could be out up to six weeks."

Rawls had surgery to fix ligaments in his right thumb after injuring it during a scrimmage in early August. He was originally expected to return for the Sept. 28 game against South Florida.

Freshman Paul Thompson will remain the backup to Nate Hybl.


Aycock free on bond, expects to play


LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)-- A Texas Tech football player is free on $1,000 bond after being charged with misdemeanor assault.

Ryan Aycock, 21, was arrested Monday after he got into a fight with Francisco Ortiz Jr., a worker at a sports bar, on May 26, authorities said.

Police said Aycock, a sophomore, punched Ortiz several times after he saw Ortiz looking at his girlfriend, knocking Ortiz unconscious.

A Tech spokesman said Aycock, a 6-1, 205 pound strong safety who is second on the team with 46 tackles, will play in Saturday's game against North Carolina State.

"As of right now, he's playing,'' Chris Cook said in Thursday's editions of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Tech coach Mike Leach said he didn't know if Aycock would face disciplinary action from the school.


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