Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 29, 2008

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  Oklahoma Game Notes

• Oklahoma now leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State, 80-16-7 and has won the last six meetings between the two. The Sooners hold a 35-6-5 advantage at Stillwater, where they have now won three straight. Oklahoma’s 64-game advantage in this series is the widest nationally between any in-state football opponents.

• For only the second time this season (vs. Kansas, 10/18), OU failed to score on its opening drive. However, the Sooners scored on their second - just as they did against the Jayhawks.

• With Dominique Franks’ first quarter interception and DeMarco Murray’s touchdown on the ensuing possession followed by Adrian Taylor's fourth quarter fumble recovery and Chris Brown's touchdown, OU has converted 29 opponent turnovers into 19 touchdowns this year. A turnover has led to a touchdown in eight of 12 games.

• Frank Alexander’s fumble recovery return in the third quarter on OSU’s two-point conversion try marked the first time Oklahoma had scored following a failed two-point conversion. Corey T. Ivy scored for OU on an anti-conversion following a failed California PAT in 1997.

• Oklahoma scored at least 60 points for the 12th time under Bob Stoops, eight of which were conference outings.

Dominique Franks
• Franks’ first quarter interception was his fourth this season. He is now tied with Travis Lewis and Lendy Holmes for the team lead.

Sam Bradford
• Sam Bradford’s 370 passing yards on the evening upped his single season total to 4,082, a new Oklahoma single season record. The previous best was Josh Heupel’s 3,850 in 1999.

• Bradford now has 82 career touchdown passes, a new Oklahoma career record. The previous best was Jason White’s 81 from 1999-2004.

Jermaine Gresham
• With nine receptions on the evening, Jermaine Gresham moved into second place among OU tight ends for receptions in a single season. He has 50 currently and trails Trent Smith with 66 (2001).

• Gresham’s third quarter touchdown moved his single season total to 13, which ranks second all-time. He was previously tied with Travis Wilson (11, 2004) and trails Mark Clayton (15, 2003). Among tight ends, Gresham is tops on the Oklahoma single season list. His 13 this season bested his 11 posted a year ago.

• With 158 yards on the night, Gresham also recorded his first 100+ yard game. The 158 yards marked the most ever by an OU tight end in a game eclipsing Stephen Alexander's 137 yards against San Diego State in 1996. Gresham becomes the first OU tight end to record 100+ yards since Trent Smith tallied 104 against Tulsa in 2001.

• With 158 receiving yards on the evening, Gresham moved up to eighth place on the all-time single season receiving yards list. He was previously 14th on the list.

• Gresham recorded his fourth multi touchdown game this season and the sixth of his career.

DeMarco Murray
• With his 196 kickoff return yards on the night, Murray became the third Oklahoma player to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in career kickoff return yards. He totaled 196 on the evening and currently has 1,183, which ranks third all-time. His 196 kickoff return yards is the second highest ever put up by a Sooner in a single game (Brandon Daniels, 229 vs. Notre Dame, 1999).

• His four career 100+ yard kickoff return games tie teammate Juaquin Iglesias for the most all-time.

Juaquin Iglesias
• With 86 yards tonight, Juaquin Iglesias jumped himself to move into fourth on the OU single season list for reception yards. His new season total stands at 967 after recording 907 in 2007.

Brody Eldridge
• Brody Eldridge recorded his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was only his third reception this season.



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