Fun Football Facts From 2008: TCU

Oklahoma’s offensive machine rolled through UT Chattanooga, Cincinnati and Washington without any signs of slowing down. Next up was TCU and a 20 game home winning streak that started after the Sooners loss to the Frogs in 2005 was on the line. No. 25 TCU boasted the nation’s top rushing defense and while they sold out to limit Oklahoma’s rushing attack to just 25 yards they no answer for Sam Bradford and the OU passing attack and Oklahoma moved on without a challenge, 35-10. Here are a few fun facts about the game that you may have forgotten.

 

• OU’s victory marked its 21st-straight home win, which tied for second-longest in program history and the longest under Bob Stoops.
 
• The Sooners improved to 29-11 against ranked opponents under Stoops. Oklahoma moves to 57-2 in Norman under Stoops.

 

• With four turnovers against TCU, the OU defense had forced seven turnovers in the past two games.

 

Bradford’s 411 passing yards was the third-most all-time by a Sooner quarterback. He became only the second OU quarterback to throw for over 400 yards in a game. Current OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel accomplished the feat twice in ‘99 (Louisville - 429, Baylor - 420).

 

Bradford’s 202 first-quarter passing yards set an OU record for passing yards in the opening quarter by a Sooner quarterback. Bradford eclipsed Jason White’s 184 first-quarter passing yards against Baylor in 2003.

 

Bradford became the second player in OU history to throw for over 300 yards in three consecutive contests. Heupel is the only other Sooner QB to accomplish the feat, doing so three times in his Oklahoma career.


Johnson set an Oklahoma record for receiving yards in a contest, becoming OU’s first player to eclipse 200 receiving yards in a game. Johnson recorded 206 yards on five catches and three TDs. Oklahoma’s previous best was 190 yards by Mark Clayton against Texas 2003.

• Johnson became the second OU player to record three touchdowns of 55 yards of more in a contest, joining Antonio Perkins, who broke an NCAA record against UCLA in 2003 with punt return TDs of 84, 74 and 65.

 

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