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Without Peterson, Oklahoma hosts Colorado on Saturday

Oct 17, 2006 - 7:53 PM Colorado (1-6) at No. 20 Oklahoma (4-2), 7:00 pm EDT

NORMAN, Oklahoma (Ticker) - Luckily for Oklahoma, its first opponent since losing Adrian Peterson for the season has won just once in its past 11 games.

The 20th-ranked Sooners host lowly Colorado on Saturday in a Big 12 Conference encounter.

Last weekend, Oklahoma (4-2, 1-1 Big 12 South) cruised past Iowa State, 34-9, as Peterson rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns. But the superstar junior broke his left collarbone diving into the end zone at the end of a 53-yard run and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season at a minimum.

Paul Thompson threw for a pair of scores for the Sooners, who limited the Cyclones to just 238 yards and 1-of-12 third-down conversions.

Colorado (1-6, 1-1 North) won its first game under new coach Dan Hawkins with a surprisingly easy 30-6 home triumph over Texas Tech last Saturday.

Bernard Jackson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score for the Buffaloes, whose 10-game skid had matched the school record.

The Sooners have won four straight meetings with the Buffaloes and are 38-16-2 all-time in the series.

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