Mark Stoops ended any speculation about whether or not his star running back will be able to play against the school he was once briefly committed to, saying that Boom Williams will miss the game with an elbow injury.
“Yeah. He won’t play. He won’t play,” Stoops said of the sophomore, who had 10 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns last season against the Bulldogs.
Stoops also said that safety Darius West and wide receiver Joey Herrick will not be able to play either.
Linebacker Jason Hatcher, who has been limited at practice and saw limited action last week against Tennessee, likely will be able to play against the Bulldogs.
“He’s much better now,” Stoops said of Hatcher, who didn’t play at Mississippi State two weeks ago. “He’s much, much better. He played Saturday, as you know. It was close last week, but didn’t get the week of practice. Got much more practice this week.”