Game Notes: OU 52, Cincinnati 26

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 06, 2008

  Oklahoma Game Notes
• OU’s 52-26 victory marked its 20th-straight home win, tying the third-longest streak in program history.
• The Sooners improved to 56-2 in Norman under 10th-year head coach Bob Stoops.
• Oklahoma racked up 592 yards of total offense, marking the 27th 500-yard or better offensive performance under Stoops.
• OU has forced multiple interceptions in 33 of the last 76 games.
• Oklahoma’s 30 first downs in today’s win were the most since netting 33 in a victory over Texas A&M in 2003.
  Individual Notes
Ryan Broyles

• Redshirt-freshman receiver Ryan Broyles recorded the first two catches of his career on OU’s opening drive, including a 27-yard touchdown reception. The score was set up by Broyles’ 31-yard catch on the previous play.
• Broyles’ touchdown reception on his second catch is the earliest in a career for an OU receiver since Jejuan Rankins caught a touchdown pass in his first career reception against North Texas in 2003.
• Broyles becomes only the second Sooner to record at least 100 yards receiving in his Oklahoma debut. Jon Harris is the only other player to achieve the feat, racking up 108 yard on three receptions with a touchdown against SMU in 1970.
• Broyles’ seven catches is the most for an OU player in his first game, surpassing Andre Woolfolk (Indiana State - ‘99) and Greg Pruitt (SMU - ‘70), who both had five receptions in their debut.
• Broyles’ 141 receiving yards is the most by an OU freshman, breaking the previous high of 132, set by Tinker Owens against Penn State in the 1972 Sugar Bowl.
Jermaine Gresham
• Jermaine Gresham’s score in the second quarter was the 13th of his career which ranks third all-time for Sooner tight ends behind only Keith Jackson (15) and Trent Smith (16).
• Gresham’s seven receptions in today’s contest tied a career high, while his 93 receiving yards set a personal best.
• Gresham’s seven receptions in today’s contest boosted the junior’s all-time catches tally to 55. He becomes the 35th Sooner with 50 or more catches in a career.
• Gresham moved into fifth all-time in career receiving yards by an Oklahoma tight end (798). Keith Jackson (1,609), Stephen Alexander (1,591), Trent Smith (1,525), Steve Zabel (885) are the only TEs with more receiving yards in a career.
Sam Bradford
• Sam Bradford’s five touchdown passes in today’s contest moved the sophomore to third all-time in Sooner history with 43. Bradford moved past Nate Hybl (40) and Cale Gundy (40), while recording his third career game with five touchdowns.
• Bradford’s 395 yards passing set a career best and was the third-most ever by an OU quarterback. Today marked his third career 300-yard passing performance while his 29 completions marked a career high.
Jeremy Beal
• Jeremy Beal was credited with 10 total tackles, setting a career high. His previous best was six in last year’s Big 12 Championship win over Missouri. Beal is the first OU defensive lineman to record double-digit tackles since 2001.
Travis Lewis
• Redshirt-freshman linebacker Travis Lewis also reached double-digit tackles with 12, also a career high. Lewis is the first freshman since Wayne Chambers in 2003 to record 10 or more tackles in a game.
Juaquin Iglesias
• Senior wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias moved to fifth all-time in career receiving yards (1,851) with his 67-yard performance today.
  By the Numbers

84,476 - Today’s attendance marked OU’s 58th consecutive sellout.
395 - Sam Bradford’s 395 yards passing was the third-most by an OU quarterback.
141 - Receiving yards by Broyles, setting an OU record for receiving yards by a freshman.
43 - Career touchdown passes by sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford, moving him to third all-time in Sooner history.
33 - The Sooners have forced multiple interceptions in 33 of the last 76 games.
30 - OU’s 30 first downs are the most since recording 33 against Texas A&M in 2003.
27 - OU’s 592 yards of total offense was the 27th time under Stoops that the squad has amassed at least 500 yards of total offense.
7 - Receptions by freshman receiver Ryan Broyles, setting an OU record for receptions in a debut.
3 - Bradford recorded his third career game with at least 300 yards passing (395).
1 - Dominique Franks recorded his first career interception with a touchdown-preventing snag in the end zone during second-quarter action.
  Chattanooga Game Notes
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