NORMAN, Okla. — With second-ranked Nebraska next on the schedule, Coach Barry Switzer of No. 1 Oklahoma is anything but satisfied with the play of his team.
"I told our team that if we're setting a trap for Nebraska, we're doing a hell of a job of it," Switzer said Saturday after the Sooners struggled to beat Missouri, 17-13. The Sooners, 10-0 for the first time since 1974, are 6-0 in the Big Eight. They travel to Lincoln, Neb., next week to play the Cornhuskers, 9-0 and 5-0. Missouri dropped to 4-6 and 2-4.
Oklahoma fumbled six times and lost four of those but was able to win because of the play of its defense. Missouri managed only 139 yards rushing and 54 passing, and picked up just 10 first downs.
Oklahoma was playing without quarterback Jamelle Holieway and fullback Lydell Carr, both of whom suffered season-ending knee injuries last week.
Switzer injured his left knee Saturday when he was hit by one of his players along the sideline. Switzer will be in a cast for six weeks.