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OU running back Roy Finch

NORMAN, Okla. – Loyalty is a good thing, but it can sometimes be a bad thing when that loyalty gets in the way of doing what's best for the team. And head coach Bob Stoops' loyalty to senior running back DeMarco Murray hurt the Sooners' offense in the team's 36-27 loss against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday.

Murray, whose name was thrown into the Heisman argument after setting the OU touchdown record against Iowa State, was unproductive on the ground against the Tigers. He gained 49 yards on 12 attempts, marking the first time this season where he was held to less than 50 yards on the ground. While Murray and the Sooners' offense struggled, freshman running back Roy Finch was finding success on the...

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