Fun Football Facts From 2008: Washington Huskies


After comfortable wins against Tennessee Chattanooga and Cincinnati at home the Sooners took off to the Pacific Northeast for their first road test of the season. Oklahoma would face a winless Washington team that featured a poor man’s Tim Tebow in quarterback Jake Locker.

 

Oklahoma’s offense had its way with the Huskies by racking up 591 total yards and 55 points. Sam Bradford passed for 304 yards and 5 touchdowns while Chris Brown added 107 yards rushing on 13 carries. The Sooners were totally dominant in crushing Washington 55-14. Here are a few fun facts about the game that you may have forgotten.

  • With the win over Washington, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops earned his 100th career win. Stoops accomplished the feat in 123 games, tying Phillip Fulmer as the 11th-fastest coach to reach this esteemed mark. Former OU head coaches Bud Wilkinson (111) and Barry Switzer (122) are ahead of Stoops on the list. Only one active head coach, Joe Paterno, reached the mark quicker than Stoops, doing so in 122 games.

 

  • DeMarco Murray became Oklahoma’s 67th 1,000-yard rusher with 100 yards on 16 carries.

 

  • Jermaine Gresham grabbed his 15th and 16th career touchdowns, moving him into a tie with Trent Smith for the all-time career lead for TDs by a tight end.

 

  • Oklahoma eclipsed the 50-point mark for the eighth time since Bradford was named starting quarterback.
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