The first two times Sam Bradford has taken the field for the Sooners he has either set or tied a school record. First it was total yards in a half and consecutive completions against Baylor then comes the continuation of the consecutive completions streak and number of touchdowns in a game against Miami.
Monday Bradford was honored by the Big 12 and also the Walter Camp Foundation as the player of the week for his five touchdown performance against the Hurricanes. The thing is that we could see Bradford tie or break passing records again this weekend against Utah State in Norman and then the following weekend against the Golden Hurricanes in Tulsa.
The Sooners can actually name their score against the Utah State Aggies this Saturday afternoon and while Tulsa's defense isn't actually bad at all they aren't the caliber of the Miami Hurricanes. In fact the Sooners won't face another top tier defense until the Red River Shootout in Dallas on October 6th where Bradford will go head to head against Colt McCoy who owns the coveted NCAA freshman touchdown record for quarterbacks. It's a record that I hope McCoy doesn't cherish too much because at the pace Bradford is going he looks to top it by the Missouri game on October 13th.
Defensive Player of the Week
Sam Bradford wasn't the only Sooner honored by the Big 12 this week. Reggie Smith's 61 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the second quarter against Miami gave Oklahoma a 21-3 lead and earned him the conference's defensive player of the week award.