Game Notes: OU 49, OSU 17

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 24, 2007
• Saturday's game time temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit was the coldest for an OU game since the 2006 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship game against Nebraska in Kansas City, Mo. (28 degrees). It was also the Sooners' coldest home game since it was 33 degrees during OU's 1997 matchup with Texas A&M.

• Saturday's crowd of 85,238 helped OU establish single season total and single season per-game average attendance records. A total of 594,005 fans visited Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in 2007 for seven games, breaking the mark of 582,413 set in 2003. OU's average home attendance this season was 84,858, passing last season's 84,561 average.

• Junior WR Juaquin Iglesias' 47-yard return on the opening kickoff was his 10th play this season of 40 or more yards. That ties the OU record shared by Greg Pruitt (1971) and Mark Clayton (2003).

• Iglesias' kickoff return was the Sooners' 32nd play of 40 or more yards this season, tying the school record set in 2003. Allen Patrick broke the record with a 41-yard rush later in the first quarter.

• RS freshman QB Sam Bradford tossed four touchdowns against Oklahoma State, giving him 32 on the season. That breaks the NCAA Bowl Subdivision freshman TD record of 29 previously held by Texas' Colt McCoy (2006) and Nevada's David Neill (1998).

• Bradford came into the game leading the nation in passing efficiency at 179.43. Against the Cowboys, he was 11-15 for 150 yards and 4 TDs for an efficiency rating of 232.00.

• With 150 passing yards against OSU, Bradford moved into fifth place on OU's single season list with 2,670 yards. Only Josh Heupel (3,850 in 1999 and 3,606 in 2000) and Jason White (3,846 in 2003 and 3,205 in 2004) have more.
• Senior RB Allen Patrick's first quarter touchdown catch was the first TD reception of his career.

• Patrick rushed for 142 first half yards and finished with 202 on the afternoon. He recorded his seventh career 100-yard performance and his third this season.

• Patrick's 142-yard first half performance was the most first half rushing yards by a Sooner against Oklahoma State since Mike Gaddis rushed for 180 in 1988. Adrian Peterson holds the series record and school record with 210 second half yards in 2005.

• With his first career 200-yard game, Patrick became the 16th Sooner player to rush for 200 or more yards. OU backs have rushed for 200 or more yards 42 times, including 10 times against Oklahoma State.

• With three TDs (2 rush, 1 receiving), Patrick recorded his third career multi-touchdown game. All three have come this season.

• Patrick finished with 259 all-purpose yards (202 rush, 11 receiving, 46 KO returns), the 15th-best total in OU history and the fourth-highest in the Stoops era.

• Junior LB Curtis Lofton recorded nine tackles against the Cowboys, giving him 133 on the season. That total marks the highest single season total under Bob Stoops. Rocky Calmus was the previous leader with 128 twice, in the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

• Senior TE Joe Jon Finley made the most of his final game at Owen Field, recording his first career multi-touchdown game. Finley now has nine career TD grabs, including three this season.


85,238 - Saturday's attendance at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the third-highest in OU history. It also marked the 56th consecutive home sellout under Bob Stoops.

73 - Oklahoma ran 73 offensive plays against Oklahoma State. In six of OU's 12 games this season, the Sooners have run exactly 73 plays.

54 - Bob Stoops recorded his 54th home win as the Sooners' head coach. Stoops owns a career record of 54-2 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, a winning percentage of .964.

30 - With Saturday's victory, OU recorded its 30th 10+-win season. No program has more.

18 - With Saturday's win, OU extended its home winning streak to 18 straight, the eighth-longest in school history. The Sooners have won 56 of their last 58 contests at Owen Field.

8 - The win over OSU was the Sooners' eighth game this season to score 40 or more points. That ties the school record shared by the 1971 and 2003 teams. Oklahoma scored at least 41 points in each of its seven home games this season and outscored opponents 368-109 in those games.

1 - Oklahoma punted a season-low one time against the Cowboys, a 41-yard boot by Mike Knall. 

• Oklahoma entered the game ranked fifth nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 82 yards per game. OSU racked up 195 yards on the ground against the Sooners.

• Prior to Dantrell Savage's 108 rushing yards against the Sooners today, OU had allowed just two 100-yard rushers this season -- Hugh Charles of Colorado (110) and Brandon Whitaker of Baylor(149).

• With his 108-yard rushing effort, Savage topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the ninthconsecutive game. He has rushed for 100-plus yards in nine of the 10 games he has played in this season and now has 14 games of 100-or-more rushing yards in his OSU career.

• Savage raised his season rushing total to 1,172 yards, the 12th-best single-season total in OSU history.

• Savage also upped his career-rushing total to 1,992 yards to move into 15th place on OSU's career rushing list.

• Savage's 16-yard touchdown reception in the opening quarter was his second-career TD grab. His other came earlier this season against Sam Houston State.

• Sophomore quarterback Zac Robinson threw for 105 yards against OU, bringing his season total to 2,522. That total moves him past Josh Fields (2003) and into second place on OSU's single-season passing yardage list.

• Robinson racked up 177 yards of total offense against OU, bringing his school-record, single season total to 3,299. His career total of 3,788 ranks 11th on OSU's career total offense list and leaves him 10 yards shy of the top 10.

• OSU's first scoring drive covered 87 yards on 13 plays and marked the Cowboys' 15th scoring drive of 80 or more yards this season. The drive was their eighth-longest scoring drive of the year.

• The Cowboys' initial scoring drive also lasted 5:40, which marked their third-lengthiest scoring drive on the season.

• Jacob Lacey's third-quarter interception was the junior's fifth of the season, marking the most interceptions an OSU player has had in a season since Darrent Williams recorded six in 2003.

• Junior safety Ricky Price racked up a game-high 13 tackles, which also marked his career high. The effort topped his nine-tackle performance against Texas A&M.

• Senior cornerback Martel Van Zant's seven tackles marked a season high. He had six in the season opener at Georgia.

• Senior linebacker Rodrick Johnson racked up a season-high 11 tackles, besting his previous high of five against Troy.



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