Oklahoma’s Brown leaves game with injury

Oklahoma's Marquise Brown (5) is tackled by Texas' Davante Davis during the Big 12 championship game Saturday.Photo Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Brown left Saturday’s game vs Texas in the third quarter with an injury.

Marquise Brown, Oklahoma’s leading receiver who has battled an ankle sprain for most of the season, left Saturday’s 39-25 victory over Texas with an injury.

Brown limped to the bench late in the third quarter after taking a big hit following a reception. The junior returned to the bench on crutches and in street clothes during the fourth quarter.

Sooners coach Lincoln Riley did not have any immediate details, calling it a “lower-body injury.”

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma (12-1) won its fourth straight Big 12 title with their win over the No. 14 Longhorns. The Sooners hope to be one of four teams selected when the College Football Playoff pairings are announced Sunday. If they are picked, they will not play until Dec. 29.

Brown, an All-Big 12 selection, caught five passes for 54 yards Saturday and has 75 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He had a career-high 11 receptions for 243 yards and two TDs in a 59-56 victory at West Virginia on Nov. 23.

Brown caught 57 balls for 1095 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore.

Brown, who is 5 feet 10, 168 pounds, is listed at No. 26 on the 2019 NFL Draft Big Board by Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com. Brown’s biggest asset is his speed.

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