Oklahoma overcame a 13-13 halftime tie to outscore the Washington Huskies 24-7 over the final thirty minutes of the game, in route to a 37-20 home win. Quarterback Paul Thompson connected with Malcolm Kelly six times for 121 yards and two scores while Adrian Peterson also ran for 165 yards and two scores.
Oklahoma's defense put the clamps on the Huskies in the second half, allowing just one score and holding Washington to just three first downs on their first five possessions of the second half.
Meanwhile, the OU offense found its rhythm in the third and fourth quarters. Thompson was 9-of-11 for 170 yards in the final two quarters. It was his second start after Oklahoma had dismissed Rhett Bomar just before fall camp. It wasn't just Thompson who had a big second half though. Adrian Peterson had 107 of his rushing yards in the second half which moved him into sixth place on Oklahoma's career rushing list.