Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 02, 2010
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  Oklahoma Team Notes

• For the seventh time under Bob Stoops, the Sooners started the season at 5-0. OU started 5-0 in 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2000. Those teams combined for 72 wins, five Big 12 Championships and one National Championship.

• Today's win was OU's first against the Longhorns since 2007. Coach Stoops is 7-5 against Texas and 38-16 vs. ranked opponents.

• With 14 points scored in the first quarter, OU has led its opponents 63-20 in the first quarter this season. The Sooners have scored 14 points in the first quarter in four of the five games this year.

• OU has forced at least one turnover in 134 of Stoops' 151 games and has at least one interception in 99 of the last 131 after Quinton Carter's pick in the first half.

• Aaron Colvin and Trey Millard made their first career starts against the Longhorns. Six freshmen (four true freshmen) have started for the Sooners this season.

• Senior Adrian Taylor made his first start of the season and 29th career start today after suffering an ankle injury against Stanford in the Sun Bowl.

• Senior Pryce Macon recorded his first career start in today's game and broke up a pass in the second quarter.

  Oklahoma Individual Notes

DeMarco Murray
• DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards in today's game it was his fourth game of 100-plus yards of the season, 12th of his career and second against Texas. Murray had 128 yards rushing against Texas in 2007.

• Murray's first quarter touchdown was his first against Texas since his freshman season in 2007.

• Murray recorded 115 yards rushing today to bring his career total to 3,022. Murray is the ninth Sooner in OU history to accumulate 3,000 career rushing yards.

• With 55 all-purpose touchdowns (44 rushing, nine receiving and two on kick returns), Murray is second in program history with 55 and ranks behind Steve Owens (1967-69) with 57. Before today's game Murray was tied with Billy Sims at 53.

• Murray is also tied for third in career rushing touchdowns with Quentin Griffin (44).

• Murray's touchdown run in the first quarter gave him 330 career points and moved him ahead of Billy Sims (318), Tim Lashar (321) and R.D. Lasher (328). Murray is second in career points in OU history behind Steve Owens (342).

• Murray has scored multiple rushing touchdowns in 17 games in his career, including four of the five games this season.

Jeremy Beal
• With his two sacks in today's game, Beal moves into second place in career sacks with 26.5, passing Dan Cody (25). Cedric Jones holds the record at 31.5. Beal leads the Sooners with six sacks this season.

• Beal had two tackles for loss of 18 yards against the Longhorns, moving his career total to 48 for 257 yards. Beal is in second place all-time in yards for tackles for loss and fifth in career tackles for loss.

• Beal is the first Sooner in OU history to accumulate over 200 yards lost on sacks.

Travis Lewis
• Travis Lewis had 10 tackles on the day, marking his second double-digit total of the season and 13th of his career. His 13 games of 10 or more tackles ranks 10th all-time in OU history.

Kenny Stills
• Stills recorded his first career touchdown in the first quarter on a 19-yard pass from Landry Jones.

• Stills had a career-high five receptions against Texas and recorded a career-high 78 yards receiving.

Tom Wort
• Wort made a career-high 10 tackles against the Longhorns in his first double-digit tackle game.

  Oklahoma Individual Notes

96,009 - Today's attendance tied a Cotton Bowl and OU-Texas series record and the largest crowd ever to witness an OU game. Both tied with last year's Red River Rivalry attendance (96,009).

105 - Today's game marked the 105th meeting between the Oklahoma and Texas. Texas leads the all-time series 59-41-5.

57 - OU ran 57 offensive plays in the first half while Texas had 27.

55 - DeMarco Murray ranks second all-time in all-purpose touchdowns at OU, trailing Steve Owens (57).

29 - Tony Jefferson has a combined 29 tackles in the last three games (9 today).

13 - Travis Lewis recorded his 13th career game with double-digit tackles.

9 - The Sooners started nine Texas natives against the Longhorns, seven on defense and two on offense.

7 - Ryan Broyles' streak of 100 yards receiving in seven-straight games ended on Saturday. It remains the longest streak in the nation.

6 - Quinton Carter made his second interception of the season and sixth of his career.

2 - James Hanna scored his second touchdown of the season and his career in the second quarter off a two yard pass from Landry Jones.
  Texas Team Notes

• Texas lost back-to-back games for the first time since falling to Kansas State on Sep. 29, 2007 and Oklahoma on Oct. 6, 2007.
• Outgained a team in total offense for the fourth time this season.
  Texas Individual Notes

Chykie Brown
• Brown's sack in the middle of the fourth quarter was his first of the season and the fourth of his career.

Sam Acho
• Acho unofficially recorded 17 tackles for the game, topping his career-high of 10 set against Nebraska in the 2009 Big 12 Championship.

• Acho's half-sack in the third quarter moved his season total to 3.5 and his career total to 18.

Garrett Gilbert
• Gilbert recorded his fourth career 200-yard passing game.

• Gilbert recorded his fourth consecutive 200-yard passing game.

• Gilbert recorded a career-high 266 passing yards, surpassing his 264-yard effort one week earlier against UCLA.

Cody Johnson

• Johnson's 5-yard TD run with 9:52 remaining in the fourth quarter was his third of the season and the 27th of his career, tying him with A.J. "Jam" Jones for ninth place on UT's all-time list.

• Johnson's 33-yard reception in the middle of the fourth quarter was a career-long.

James Kirkendoll
• Kirkendoll registered a career-high eight receptions, equaling the mark he set against Kansas in 2009.

Barrett Matthews
• Matthews registered a career-high four receptions, topping the two he recorded one week earlier against UCLA.

D.J. Monroe
• Monroe's 60-yard run for a TD with 3:46 remaining in the first quarter was a career-long, topping a 28-yard run he had against Alabama at the end of the 2009 season.

• Monroe's TD run was the first of his career, but his third overall TD (two kickoff return TDs)

• Monroe registered a career-high 65 rushing yards, topping the 64 he logged against ULM in 2009.

Ryan Roberson
• Converted on a fake-punt 4th-down run for the second time on the season.

Keenan Robinson
• Robinson recorded a career-high 19 tackles, eclipsing the 10 he recorded against Nebraska in the 2009 Big 12 Championship.

Justin Tucker
• Improved to 9-of-11 for his career on field goal attempts, including 6-of-6 on kicks 40 yards or less.

• Improved to 13-of-13 for his career on PAT attempts.

Fozzy Whittaker
• Whittaker's six receptions equaled a career-high, matching the tally he recorded one week earlier against UCLA.




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