Archived Blog: Oklahoma vs. Iowa State

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OCTOBER 21, 2010

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9:21 p.m. | Final: Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 0
OU extends the nation's longest home win streak to 34 with a commanding, 52-0, shutout of Iowa State. The Sooners improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 with the win. Boomer Sooner!

Recap | Statistics | Game Notes | Quotes | Photos | Highlights
9:16 p.m. | Touchdown Drew
Redshirt freshman quarterback Drew Allen scores on a keeper to put the Sooners up, 52-0, here late in the fourth quarter.
9:12 p.m. | Fourth Quarter
Oklahoma, up 45-0 here in the fourth quarter, is rotating in plenty of fresh faces for playing time. Drew Allen is behind center. The older players are on the sideline watching with extreme interest as the younger guys get some time under the lights.
8:52 p.m. | Looking Ahead
With the Sooners comfortably in control in this one, we think it's fair to start making plans for a big game next week. ABC just announced that the Oklahoma at Missouri game at Columbia will kick off at 7 p.m. (CT). Both teams will enter the game undefeated.
8:49 p.m.
| More on Jones
Jones' .882 completion percentage tonight against the Cyclones is an Oklahoma single-game best. The previous best, with more than 25 attempts, was .829 by Jason White against Nebraska in 2004. Sam Bradford holds the record with more than 20 pass attempts when he went 21 for 23 against North Texas in 2007 for a .913.
8:48 p.m.
| Quarterback Switch
An outstanding performance by Landry Jones tonight as well. Jones went 30-34 (.882) for 334 yards and three TDs before being replaced by Drew Allen at the beginning of OU's last drive.
8:43 p.m.
| Game Ball Goes To...
Here is a picture of the football DeMarco Murray carried across the goal line tonight to break the OU career touchdowns record:
Game Ball
8:33 p.m.
| Murray Stands Alone
DeMarco Murray scores again to surpass Steve Owens for the OU career touchdowns record. The record erases a figure that has been on the OU record book for 41 years. Moments after he scored, we got a picture of the game ball as the equipment staff held it for safekeeping. Again, you can read some more perspective on the record here. Congratulations DeMarco!
8:26 p.m.
| Notes from Upstairs
• Trent Ratterree 40-yard reception earlier in the third quarter was a career-long. His previous career high was 38 against Stanford last year in the Sun Bowl.
• Kenny Stills currently sits in seventh place for receptions by a freshman with 23 catches. With his five catches so far tonight, Stills has passed Tinker Owens (1972) Trent Smith with 21 receptions in 1999, Derrick Shepard with 20 in 1983, Juaquin Iglesias (19) in 2005, Jim Owens (19) in 1946 and Quentin Griffin (19) in 1999.
• Jesse Bell switched to No. 46 from No. 43 during the middle of the game so he can be on kickoffs with Patrick O'Hara.
8:20 p.m.
| DTs Getting Sacks
As we mention getting everyone involved, Jamarkus McFarland breaks through the line for a sack. With Stacy McGee's sack earlier, both of OU's sacks tonight have come from the interior. They are the first two sacks by defensive tackles on the season for the Sooners.
8:18 p.m.
| Involving Everyone
The OU coaching staff is getting a lot of players into the game tonight, and SoonerVision is similarly getting the entire crowd involved. They have a couple cameras stationed in the upper deck, which has not only made for some beautiful shots of Owen Field, it's also gotten some of the fans sitting high above some love on the big screen. We're quite impressed with the in-game production tonight.
8:14 p.m.
| Murray Ties Owens
DeMarco Murray scores his second touchdown of the night on a 15-yard pass from Landry Jones. Murray moves into a tie with Sooner legend Steve Owens for the career TDs record (57). OU's scoring drive was keyed by a big pass to tight end Trent Ratterree. Oklahoma went 96 yards in 10 plays and now leads 38-0.
8:06 p.m.
| Sunset at OMS
Thanks to Stacey West for this beautiful shot of the sunset over Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium during tonight's game:
Sunset at OMS
8:01 p.m.
| Back to Action
After a festive Homecoming halftime celebration, we're back to football here in the third quarter. Patrick O'Hara, who took over the kickoff duties midway through the second quarter, showed off his big leg by booting one through the end zone on the opening kick of the second half. The Sooner defense is now at work.
7:46 p.m.
| Sooners Jump
Oklahoma's 383 first half yards is the most in a half since Texas Tech on Nov. 8, 2008, when OU had 402 first half yards. You remember that game, right?
7:41 p.m. | Broyles!
Broyles holds the Oklahoma record with 13 receptions in a half, passing Juaquin Iglesias who had 10 receptions against Kansas in 2005. His 13 first half reception ties his own Oklahoma record of 13 receptions in a game. Broyles 161 first half yards is the fourth most in a half by a receiver. Broyles has had 100 yards receiving in five of his last six games this year and eight of his last nine dating back to Oklahoma's game against Texas Tech in 2009. This marks Broyles 12th game with 100 yards receiving. Broyles trails Mark Clayton (15) by three games in 100 yard receiving efforts.
7:31 p.m. | Murray Scores No. 56
Senior running back DeMarco Murray scripted his signature leap over the line into the end zone for the 56th touchdown of his Sooner career. Murray is now just one TD away from matching Sooner great Steve Owens for the all-time Oklahoma career record for touchdowns at 57. It would be nice to see him get it here at home. OU Senior Associate AD for Communications Kenny Mossman reflected on Murray and the record in the latest installment of his blog on, Mossman Prophecies.
7:28 p.m. | Vocal Crowd
We noted a lack of pre-game hype for this matchup but it's evident that the Sooner crowd is into this game. Perhaps it's playing under the lights or maybe it's the surprising scores coming in from across the country but this crowd is vocal. Oklahoma has the nation's longest home winning streak for a reason. By the way, it's at 33 games coming into tonight's contest.

7:22 p.m. | Touchdown, Millard
Coming into tonight's game, true freshman Trey Millard had nine rushes for 33 yards plus six receptions for another 43 and one TD. He had more rushes and rushing yards than any OU fullback since Seth Littrell had 24 attempts for 78 yards in 2000. Millard just netted another carry and notched the first rushing TD of his Sooner career here in the second quarter. You'll recall his TD catch at Cincinnati provided the margin for OU's victory against the Bearcats.
7:14 p.m. | Finch Fires Up Crowd
The appearance of freshman running back Roy Finch on Owen Field elicited a loud reaction from Sooner fans. Finch, who coaches have compared favorably to Quinton Griffin, suffered a hairline fractured ankle less than two weeks before the season opener.
7:12 p.m. | Special Spectators
SoonerVision just showed a group of kids in the corner of the field up on the big screen. The group represented Special Spectators -- a non-profit organization that creates magical days for seriously ill children at sporting events across the country. Coach Stoops and the Oklahoma program have been extremely active in hosting children from Special Spectators. All were decked out from head to toe in crimson and were obviously fired up to be here supporting the Sooners.
7:02 p.m. | All-American Catches
Junior receiver Ryan Broyles has two incredible catches here in the first half. The first, an acrobatic grab between two defenders, drew gasps from the crowd. The last was a bomb from Landry Jones for OU's latest touchdown. Broyles already has 10 catches for 131 yards and the TD.
6:56 p.m. | Classy Sooners
OU just finished with its "Sooner Salute" brought to you by the U.S. Army. It's a classy promotion that recognizes a long-time season ticket holder for Oklahoma and also one from the opposing team. Couple that with the Pride of Oklahoma playing the opponent's fight song in the pre-game and you'll understand why we say... "There's Only One Oklahoma!"
6:42 p.m. | Trio on the Edges
We mentioned R.J. Washington earlier and everyone knows about Jeremy Beal. It's also worth noting Frank Alexander's performance thus far tonight. He already has three tackles and a TFL to lead the Sooner defense. Good to see all three making an impact already and giving OU a solid rotation to contain Iowa State's athletic QB.
6:37 p.m.
| Taking What's His
Ryan Broyles makes a highlight-reel catch on OU's latest drive, eliciting a big reaction from the hometown crowd. Broyles went up high between two defenders to catch a thread-the-needle-type pass from Landry Jones. The Sooners settle for a field goal on the drive, a 37-yarder from Jimmy Stevens, putting Oklahoma up 10-0.
6:32 p.m.
| Giving Nothing
The Sooner defense hasn't surrendered much at all on ISU's first two drives. The Cyclones have just 11 total yards on six offensive plays. Good to see R.J. Washington and Ronnell Lewis getting some serious time so far in this one as well. They paired up for the tackle on ISU's last third-down play, to get the defense off the field quickly again.
6:27 p.m.
| Championship Spotlight
Among the alumni groups in attendance today, members of the OU softball's 2000 national championship team. Check out video from the team's reunion last night on our Softball Blog, and visit the Jani-King Championship Spotlight page early next week for a special tribute from SoonerVision which played on the big screen moments ago.
6:23 p.m.
| Three-and-Out
OU's defense makes quick work of Iowa State's first drive as well, holding the Cyclones to a three-and-out. Stacy McGee gets a sack on ISU quarterback Austen Arnaud, and Travis Lewis made an athletic play on third down to get the Sooner offense right back on the field.
6:19 p.m.
| Drive Recap
A quick look at OU's game-opening scoring drive... The Sooners go 70 yards in 3:10. Landry Jones goes 8-for-8 for 53 yards passing. Four of those completions were to Ryan Broyles, three to Kenny Stills and the TD to Hanna. Murray had four rushes for 17 yards.
6:16 p.m.
| Sooners Strike Quickly
Props to OU's offensive line for coming out and setting the tone early in this game. They have already opened some big holes for DeMarco Murray and are giving Jones all the time in the world to survey the field. OU makes it look easy on the opening drive, going 70 yards in just over three minutes, capped by a three-yard TD pass to James Hanna for a 7-0 lead. It's Hanna's third touchdown catch of the year.
6:09 p.m.
| Underway in Norman
The Sooners took the opening kickoff and methodically moving the ball down the field on their opening drive. Landry Jones comes out slinging, completing five straight passes on OU's first five plays.
6:06 p.m.
| Fire in Their Eyes
A nice touch by SoonerVision today adding a second camera to the live shot as OU took the field. You could see right into the player's eyes with some of the close-ups, and the Sooners definitely appear to be focused and ready for this game. The crowd is amped up as well. A well-coordinated effort by everyone involved to get the stadium rocking before the game. We're ready for kickoff.
6:01 p.m.
| Around the Big 12
Going final just minutes ago, Texas knocks off No. 5 Nebraska, 20-13, in Lincoln. With its 30-9 win over Texas A&M earlier in the day, No. 21 Missouri, which OU plays on the road next week, now holds a leg up in the Big 12 North race. The other Big 12 game already completed today -- No. 20 OSU doubled-up Texas Tech, 34-17. Now it's the Sooners' time to take the field.
5:58 p.m.
| Filled to the Brim
It's a packed house here inside Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium as OU is about to kick off its annual Homecoming game vs. the Cyclones. Let's play some football!
5:52 p.m.
| Welcome Home
It's definitely nice to be back in Norman for a home game. OU's last contest on Owen Field came nearly a month ago, on Sept. 18 vs. Air Force. Not only are we happy to back home, but we're sure the thousands of alumni in town for Homecoming are as well. With the Alumni Band taking the field with the Pride jut moments ago, we'd like to offer a heartfelt, "Welcome Home!" to all alumni in attendance tonight or watching from afar.
5:46 p.m.
| ISU's Brutal Stretch
Entering tonight's game against No. 6 Oklahoma, Iowa State possesses the nation's most difficult schedule based on opponent records. It can't get much tougher than the current stretch of games the Cyclones are in. They were at home vs. No. 10 Utah last week, are here tonight against the Sooners and travel to Austin next week to face the Longhorns, who are about ready to put away No. 5 Nebraska. Speaking of tough schedules, OU currently owns the nation's ninth-most difficult slate.
5:38 p.m.
| Sooners in 3-D
It's may be tough to see on TV, but look close tonight for the new 3-D helmet bumpers that read "Oklahoma" above OU's facemasks. The equipment staff informed us that Oklahoma is one of just a few schools around the country sporting the look. It's subtle, but a cool improvement over the decals previously used. Below is a close-up of the bumper. Share your thoughts on our official Facebook page.
3-D Helmet Bumper
5:24 p.m.
| Football Weather
Gary England just gave his forecast up on the video board, so we figure we should update those of you not in Norman for this perfect day for college football. It's currently 80 degrees and mostly sunny with a slight 10 mph breeze out of the southwest. The forecast is calling for it to drop 3-4 degrees every hour, so we're looking at mid-70s throughout the game. Can't ask for better weather to watch Sooner football.
5:16 p.m.
| Happy Homecoming
We're under an hour before kickoff and just got set up down on the sideline. Campus is packed with both current students and alumni today enjoying the Homecoming festivities. Soon they will filing into the stadium for today's game vs. Iowa State. Stay tuned with us throughout the game for notes and observations as the action unfolds right in front of us here on Owen Field.
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11:36 a.m. | Saturday's Headlines
Aaron Colvin Rewarding Stoops' Faith - Tulsa World
OU Could Start by Stopping Somebody - Norman Transcript
Dejuan Miller, Kenny Stills, Placekickers - Tulsa World
Sooners: Now's the Time to Look the Part - Norman Transcript
Finch Makes Debut, Fleming Returns - The Oklahoman
After Bye, Undefeated Oklahoma Hosts ISU - Associated Press
33-Game Home Winning Streak, Pass Defense - Tulsa World
Cyclones Rolling Into No. 6 Oklahoma - FS Southwest
Saints' Hartley Focused on Fresh Start - Norman Transcript
Carlson: Time for a Blowout for Sooners - The Oklahoman
What You Need to Know: ISU at OU - Associated Press
Cyclones Prep for Another Ranked Foe - Des Moines Register
ISU Shows Potential, But Long Way to Go - Ames Tribune
Challenging Schedule Continues - Marshalltown Times-Republican
10:49 a.m. | College Gameday
Kings of Leon drummer (and Sooner fan) Nathan Followill was the celebrity guest picker this morning on ESPN's College GameDay broadcast from Madison for the Ohio State-Wisconsin matchup. Followill had an OU helmet in front of him on the GameDay set and made some observations on the OSU and Texas games that had to be music to Sooner fans' ears...



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