LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 15: Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates after making a touchdown catch during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Oklahoma was not perfect against the statistically worst defense in the nation, the Kansas Jayhawks. However, the Sooners were able to put up solid numbers and it became a tale of two halves for most. The defense took over and squashed anything KU was trying to do while still playing very vanilla. Here are a few stats from the weekend:
- Ryan Broyles broke the NCAA reception record and looks to extend it throughout the remainder of the season, currently has 326 catches
- Broyles ended the game with 13 receptions for 217 yards earning PotW honors
- Broyles also averaged 28 yards on punt returns
- Roy Finch averaged 9.7 yards a carry but was limited to only 6 touches
- Dominique Whaley had a career night on 30 carries for 165 yards and a touchdown
- Oklahoma brought constant pressure and ended up with 5 sacks on the night
- The Jayhawks put up 252 yards of total offense and was limited to 9 first downs
- Kansas was only allowed 6 total yards in the second half
- OU gave up 147 yards on 5 plays, two of those being busted/panic plays
- Michael Hunnicutt was 4/4 on Field Goals, safe to say our kicking woes have been vanquished?
- Memorial Stadium failed to sell out against a top opponent with only 42,580 in attendance
- Most importantly Oklahoma scored 30 more points than Kansas did on 610 yards of total offense with a very limited playbook!
- Funny little note: Ryan Broyles threw away his record breaking gloves. After the game he said it was because he had a fumble, it was time to get rid of them.