Oklahoma's Ronnie Perkins, Two Others Suspended for Peach Bowl

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Oklahoma defensive end Ronnie Perkins, running back Rhamondre Stevenson and wide receiver Trejan Bridges have been suspended and will miss the Peach Bowl, coach Lincoln Riley announced Monday.

Riley said they are the only players suspended but would not explain why they're banned.

Last week, The Athletic's Jason Kersey reported Perkins, Stevenson and Bridges would miss the Peach Bowl for a rules violation after Sooner Scoop was first to report the suspensions.

The suspensions are a huge loss for No. 4 Oklahoma, who will face No. 1 LSU in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Perkins, a sophomore, is the Sooners' best pass rusher with 38 tackles—13.5 for loss—and six sacks in 12 games. Without Stevenson, Oklahoma is down to just two healthy scholarship running backs for the Peach Bowl—sophomores Kennedy Brooks and T.J. Pledger.

Bridges, a freshman, has seven catches for 82 yards with two touchdowns through nine games. Stevenson, a junior who transferred to Oklahoma from Cerritos College, has played backup for the Sooners most of the season and carried the ball 65 times for 516 yards with six touchdowns.

Riley confirmed during last week's press conference that Brooks will play in the Peach Bowl. Brooks left the Big 12 championship game against Baylor and entered concussion protocol.

Oklahoma and LSU will meet in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 28.