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2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 40 Days!

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The Oklahoma Sooners opened up their 2004 season at home against Bowling Green. It was a day where Oklahoma fans saw a two-game losing streak, that ended the 2003 season, snapped and it was also was a day in which a star would emerge.

The Sooners handled business against the Falcons by the final tune of 40-22. A 7-7 tie was broken early in the second quarter when Kejuan Jones dashed up the middle for 11 yards to cap a 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive. OU wouldn't let Bowling Green breathe again until the fourth quarter when they had already built a 37-10 lead.

Jones would end up with a career-high 148 rushing yards on the afternoon but it would be his backup who would eventually steal the show. That September afternoon was the first time Oklahoma fans had the opportunity to see Adrian Peterson carry the football. The Sooners' true freshman ran 16 times for 100 yards (6.3 YPC) and scored the first touchdown of his record-breaking career.