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Freshman safety loses redshirt eligibility

Delarrin Turner-Yell appeared in his fifth game Saturday at West Virginia, meaning the freshman safety is no longer eligible to redshirt.

Turner-Yell became the sixth Sooner freshman to cross the redshirt threshold.

College football’s new redshirt rule allows players to participate in up to four games and still redshirt and maintain an extra year of eligibility. We’ll monitor how the Sooners are using the rule each week in our redshirt tracker.

Played in more than four games, not eligible to redshirt (freshmen only)

Offense

T.J. Pledger, running back, freshman

Brayden Willis, tight end, freshman

Defense

Ronnie Perkins, defensive end, freshman

Brendan Radley-Hiles, nickelback, freshman

Delarrin Turner-Yell, safety, freshman

DaShaun White, linebacker, freshman

Played in four games, cannot redshirt if appears in one more

Offense

Jaylon Robinson, wide receiver, freshman

Defense

Patrick Fields, safety, freshman

Played in three games, can appear in one more and redshirt

Offense

Mykel Jones, wide receiver, junior

Defense

Nik Bonitto, linebacker, freshman

Miguel Edwards, defensive back, freshman

Played in two games, can appear in up to two more and redshirt

Offense

Tanner Mordecai, quarterback, freshman

Drake Stoops, wide receiver, freshman

Coby Tillman, fullback, freshman

Defense

Jordan Kelley, defensive tackle, freshman

Will redshirt

Offense

Jaquayln Crawford, wide receiver, freshman

Darrell Simpson, offensive lineman, freshman

David Swaby, offensive lineman, sophomore

Brey Walker, offensive lineman, freshman

Defense/special teams

Brian Asamoah, linebacker, freshman

Gabe Brkic, kicker, freshman

Ron Tatum, defensive lineman, freshman

All eyes on Morgantown

With big point totals came big ratings.

Oklahoma’s 59-56 win at West Virginia on Friday night drew the biggest television audience for an ESPN Friday game since 2010 — a span of 89 games.

The 3.4 overnight rating for OU-West Virginia was a 162 percent increase from the similar game window (Virginia Tech-Virginia) last season, according to an ESPN release.

Sooners move up

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