Oklahoma running backs DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown were held out of contact drills in Monday night's practice. Both participated in conditioning drills, however.
The Oklahoman has a of series of articles in Sunday's edition profiling the how many college football teams are moving away from the workhorse running back and to a two-back system.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has no desire to have running back Chris Brown "get banged around" this spring and will hold him out of most contact. The same goes for Mossis Madu.
With DeMarco Murray sidelined due to a bruised knee, running back Chris Brown rushed for 122 yards and three scores on 27 carries in the win over Missouri. Mossis Madu added another 114 yards and three scores on 15 carries.
DeMarco Murray may have been the better producer in terms of yardage this afternoon, but junior Chris Brown was the major force on the ground for the Sooners with 13 rushes for 117 yards and three touchdowns on the day.
The big name for the day this afternoon as Oklahoma took on the Kansas State Wildcats was sophomore tailback DeMarco Murray, who on the day combined for 167 all-purpose offensive yards and four touchdowns on the day. Still, fantasy owners will want to recognize junior Chris Brown who saw a season-best 20 carries for 142 yards rushing and a touchdown in addition to Murray's totals today in the 58-35 win for the Sooners.
Sam Bradford may have had a career day against the TCU Horned Frogs, but certainly not Sooners' tailbacks Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray; on the day, the #1 defensive unit against the run held two of the Big XII's most talent rushers to just 53 yards rushing and a touchdown -- and this on 26 carries.