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No. 13 Oklahoma grappling with loss of fullback, team leader Trey Millard

  • Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard (33) grabs his knee following an injury in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard (33) grabs his knee following an injury in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard, center, is helped off the field following an injury in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard, center, is helped off the field following an injury in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

Oklahoma was just starting to get used to playing without one of its key defensive leaders when the Sooners suddenly lost one of its most indispensable offensive players.

Trey Millard sustained a season-ending knee injury on a fourth-quarter kickoff during the Sooners' 38-30 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. No. 13 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) will play at No. 5 Baylor (8-0, 5-0) on Nov. 7 without the versatile senior, a starting fullback who also has been used as a tight end and a wide receiver.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday it will be difficult to replace Millard. Millard's absence likely will mean increased roles for junior fullback Aaron Ripkowski and senior tight end Brannon Green.