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Fun Football Facts From 2008: Cincinnati



A week after hammering Chattanooga in the opener the Sooners were up against a much stiffer opponent in the Cincinnati Bearcats. Turns out that Cincy wasn't up for the challenge and after the 52-26 trouncing OU fans were thinking championship and Heisman Trophy. Here are a few fun facts about the game that you may have forgotten about.

  • The win was Oklahoma's 20th straight home win, marking the third longest home winning streak in the programs history.
  • Oklahoma's 30 first downs were the most since netting 33 in a victory over Texas A&M in 2003.
  • Ryan Broyles' touchdown reception on his second catch is the earliest in a career for an OU receiver since Jejuan Rankins caught a touchdown pass in his first career reception against North Texas in 2003.
  • Broyles' 141 receiving yards was the most by an OU freshman, breaking the previous high of 132, set by Tinker Owens against Penn State in the 1972 Sugar Bowl.
  • Sam Bradford's five touchdown passes in the game moved him to third all-time in Sooner history with 43. Bradford moved past Nate Hybl (40) and Cale Gundy (40), while recording his third career game with five touchdowns.
  • Redshirt-freshman linebacker Travis Lewis reached double-digit tackles with 12, becoming the first freshman since Wayne Chambers in 2003 to record 10 or more tackles in a game.