COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri expects to get cornerback Kip Edwards and defensive end Jacquies Smith back from injuries for this week’s game against top-ranked Oklahoma.
Edwards missed Saturday’s blowout over Western Illinois with a knee injury sustained in an overtime loss at Arizona State and also has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Smith dislocated his left elbow in a victory over Miami of Ohio and missed two games.
“You might as well just say my leg,” Edwards said. “I’m not really allowed to talk about it, I just know I’m feeling better. If the head man says I’m in, I’m in.”
Without those two, Missouri held Western Illinois to one first down and 44 total yards in a 69-0 victory on Saturday night.
Center Travis Ruth got 25 snaps as a reserve against Western Illinois in his first game of the season, returning from an Achilles tendon injury and is expected to start. Jayson Palmgren, who had been starting at center, will start at left guard.
Coach Gary Pinkel said wide receiver Jerrell Jackson (hamstring) should get more playing time this week. Jackson caught one pass for 3 yards Saturday in his season debut.
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