Bob Stoops improves to 10-0 in the game that follows the Red River Shootout as Sam Bradford throws for a school record 486 yards and the Sooners roll 45-31.
With linebacker Ryan Reynolds out, Coach Stoops moved Nic Harris to middle linebacker and Quinton Carter got his first start at Safety, but this game was all about offense. Here are some numbers from both teams:
- Sam Bradford 36/53 (53! was Mike Leech back and calling plays!?) for a school record 486 yards, 3 scores and no picks.
- Juaquin Iglesias broke school records with 10 receptions for 178 yards in the first half, ending the game with 12 catches for 191 yards.
- DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown got back on track with 175 yards on 28 carries and 3 scores. Murray really seemed to have that pop that he had last season, even though he didn't break a big run, he ran fast and hard. I hope him and Brown can keep that up.
- Dezmon Briscoe broke KU receiving records with 269 yards on 12 catches.
- Oklahoma had 674 yards of offense, surprisingly not a record, and Kansas had 491 yards of offense. The combined 1165 yards isn't a record (I don't think) but it is a ton of yards.
Oklahoma was able to play ball control with a time of possession of 34:13 and 206 yards on the ground, but they were also able to strike quick with the pass as they have all season.
One bad thing about the game was the loss of Manny Johnson early in the 1st quarter with an apparent elbow injury. X-Ray's were negative but Johnson did not return. Thankfully, Quentin Chaney stepped up, as he has in the past two Fiesta Bowls, with 6 catches for 105 yards.
Oklahoma also increased their nation long home winning streak to 21 wins in a row.
Now that we seem to have our run attack back on track, it is time to turn our attention to our second true road game against Josh Freeman and the Kansas St. Wildcats.