OU Football Tradition | NCAA Records
Updated April 28, 2011  

Oklahoma football holds a special place in the official NCAA record book with multiple team and individual superlatives. These records are updated once a year to reflect the official updates from the NCAA.
 
Source: 2010 NCAA Record Book (PDF)
 
Team Records  
 Consecutive Victories  47 - Oklahoma, 1953-57
 Games Without Defeat  48 - Oklahoma, 1953-57 (1 tie)
 Rushing Yards Gained  768 - Oklahoma vs. Kansas St., Oct. 15, 1988 (72 rushes)
 Yards Gained, Both Teams  956 - Oklahoma (711) & K-State (245), Oct. 23, 1971 (111 rushes)
 Rushing/Passing TDs, Season  96 - Oklahoma, 2008 (14 games)
 Rushing Yards Gained Per Game  472.4 - Oklahoma, 1971 (5,196 in 11 games)
 Rushes Per Game  73.9 - Oklahoma, 1974 (813 in 11 games)
 Points Scored, Season (14 games)  716 - Oklahoma, 2008
 Touchdowns, Season  99 - Oklahoma, 2008 (14 games)
 Games Scoring > 60 Points  5 - Oklahoma, 2008
 Extra Points Made by Kicking  94 - Oklahoma, 2008 (14 games)
 Average Gain Per Kickoff Return  28.3 - Oklahoma, 2007 (56 for 1,583 yards)
 Rushing First Downs Per Game  21.4 - Oklahoma, 1974 (235 in 11 games)
 Consecutive Fumbles Lost  14 - Oklahoma, 1983 (during 5 games, Oct. 8-Nov. 5)

Teams Having a 3,000-Yard Passer, 1,000-Yard Rusher and 1,000-Yard Receiver in the Same Year
39 teams. Most recent: Oklahoma, 2008 (Sam Bradford [4,720 passer], Chris Brown [1,220 rusher], DeMarco Murray [1,002 rusher] and Juaquin Iglesias [1,150 receiver])
Note: Oklahoma in 2008 and Southern California in 2005 are the only teams to have two 1,000-yard rushers in the same year with a 3,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard receiver.
 
Teams having a 4,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher in the same year
Oklahoma, 2008 (Sam Bradford [4,720 passer] and Chris Brown [1,220 rusher] and DeMarco Murray [1,002 rusher])
Note: Oklahoma in 2008 is the only team to have two 1,000-yard rushers in the same year with a 4,000-yard passer.
 
Individual Records  
 Offense
 Highest Average Gain per Play (Career)
 
 8.70 - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007-2009 (970 for 8,439)
 
 Passing
 Highest Passing Efficiency Rating (Career)  175.6 - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007-2009
 Highest Percent of Passes Completed  67.6% - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007-2009 (604 of 893)
 Highest Percentage of Passes for TDs  9.9% - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007-2009 (88 of 893)
 Touchdown Pass Thrown on First Pass of Career  Steve Owens, Oklahoma vs. Kansas, Nov. 9, 1968 (13 yards)
 Touchdown Pass Thrown on First Three Passes of a Career  Steve Owens, Oklahoma vs. Kansas, Nov. 9, 1968 (13 yards); vs. Missouri, Nov. 16, 1968 (9 yards); vs. SMU, Dec. 31, 1968 (21 yards)
 Most Touchdown Passes by a Freshman (Season)  36 - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007
 Most Touchdown Passes in Freshman and Sophomore Seasons  86 - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007 (36) & 2008 (50)
 Most Touchdown Passes by a Sophomore
 
 50 - Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2008
 Rushing
 Rushes by a Freshman (Season)  339 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 2004 (1,925 yards)
 Yards Gained by a Freshman (Season)  1,925 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 2004 (339 rushes)
 Earliest Game By a Freshman Reaching 1,000 Yards  7th - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 2004 (1,023 vs. Kansas, Oct. 23)
 Games Gaining 100 Yards or More by a Freshman (Season)  11 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 2004
 Consecutive Games Gaining 100 Yards or More by a Freshman (Season)  9 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 2004
 Two Players, Same Team, Each Gaining 1,000 Yards or More (Season)  49 times. Oklahoma, 2008 - Chris Brown (1,220) & DeMarco Murray (1,002)
 Most Touchdowns Scored by Rushing by a Freshman in First Collegiate Game
 
 5 - DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma vs. North Texas, Sept. 1, 2007
 
 Special Teams
 Most Yards on Punt Returns Game  277 - Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma vs. UCLA, Sept. 20, 2003 (7 returns)
 Highest Average Gain Per Return (Career)  (Min. 1.2 returns per game) 23.6 - Jack Mitchell, Oklahoma, 1946-48 (39 for 922)
 Most Touchdowns Scored on Punt Returns (Game)  3 - Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma vs. UCLA, Sept. 20, 2003 (74, 84 & 55 yards)
 Most Touchdowns Scored on Punt Returns (Career)  8 - Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma, 2001-04
 8 - Wes Welker, Texas Tech, 2000-03
 Most Extra Points Attempted by Kicking (Season)  99 - Jimmy Stevens, Oklahoma, 2008 (94 made)
 Most Extra Points Made by Kicking (Season)  94- Jimmy Stevens, Oklahoma, 2008 (99 attempted)
 Per-Game Record
 
 6.71, Jimmy Stevens, Oklahoma, 2008 (94 in 14 Games)
 Defense
 Most Defensive Extra Points Returned in a Game  2 - Corey Ivy, Oklahoma vs. California, Sept. 20, 1997
 2 - Tony Holmes, Texas vs. Iowa St., Oct. 3, 1998
 

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