• OU snapped a two-game losing streak to Texas with the 28-21 win on Saturday. Texas leads the all-time series by a 57-40-5 count. The Longhorns own a 45-35-4 advantage in Dallas since the series permanently moved there in 1929. Head coach Bob Stoops is 6-3 at the OU helm against Texas.
• The OU defense has forced its opponents to create multiple turnovers in all but one game this season (Miami). The Sooners recovered a fumble (Gerald McCoy in the third quarter) and intercepted a Colt McCoy pass in the fourth quarter (Reggie Smith) of today’s game.
• Since 1937, the Sooners are 6-5-1 against Texas when the game is tied at halftime. In the Bob Stoops’ era, OU is 5-2 when tied with the opposition at the half and has won its last three games (Texas in 2007 and UAB and Washington in 2006) in that scenario.
• Oklahoma registered four plays on offense of over 30 or more yards. In 2007, the Sooners have recorded 42 plays, offense and defense, of 20 yards or longer (not including special teams). Below is a breakdown of today’s game:
• Malcolm Kelly’s 41-yard reception from Sam Bradford in the first quarter.
• Juaquin Iglesias 39-yard reception from Sam Bradford in the first quarter.
• DeMarco Murray’s 65-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.
• Kelly’s 35-yard touchdown reception from Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter.
• The redshirt freshman is just the second Sooner in the history of the Texas series to throw for three or more touchdowns. Jason White was the first to accomplish the feat with four scores in the 2003 game. Bradford’s 244 passing yards was the fifth best total by a Sooner against the Longhorns.
• Sophomore tight end Jermaine Gresham hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half against Texas to record the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Gresham has five touchdowns this season after recording one during his freshman campaign. Gresham is the first Sooner tight end to register two touchdown receptions since Trent Smith had two against Oklahoma State in 2002.
• With five receptions and 105 yards today, junior wide receiver Malcolm Kelly surpassed Eddie Hinton (1966-68) for third all-time in career receiving yards at Oklahoma. Kelly’s 1,918 yards ranks behind Antwone Savage (2,009) and Mark Clayton (3,241). Kelly has three games this season with 100 receiving yards or more and ninth of his career (second all-time). Kelly recorded his 11th career catch of 40 yards or more with a 41-yard reception in the first quarter.
• The junior wide receiver had six catches for 99 yards to record his fifth game with 99 yards or more in the last seven contests dating back to his 120-yard performance against Boise State in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Iglesias’ career high was recorded against Tulsa earlier this season (142 yards).
• The redshirt freshman running back posted his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 128 yards on Saturday. Murray topped his previous high of 100 yards against Utah State. His 65-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter today was the fifth-longest rush for a Sooner in the Texas series and the fourth longest rushing TD by a Sooner against the Longhorns.
• The senior kicker was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts today and moved into a tie for ninth all-time at OU in career points scored with Greg Pruitt at 250 points (1970-72).
• The sophomore defensive end tied a career high with two of the Sooners’ four sacks on Saturday. English also had two sacks against Tulsa on Sept. 21 and leads OU with six this season.
BY THE NUMBERS
80,000 - Today’s attendance, marking the 62nd consecutive sellout in the Red River Rivalry. The total is the largest ever in the series at the Cotton Bowl, topping the 79,587 in 2004.
100 - OU has forced at least one turnover in 100 of Bob Stoops’ 111 games and has at least one interception in 74 of the last 97.
56 - Michael Cohen’s 56-yard punt in the second quarter was his second of 50 yards or more this season. Cohen booted a 59-yarder last week at Colorado and has 10 career punts over 50 yards. Today’s 56-yarder was the fourth longest of his career.
10 - The Sooners have scored a first quarter touchdown on offense in every game this season and in 10 straight contests dating back to last season’s Texas Tech game on Nov. 11.
6 - Jermaine Gresham’s two-touchdown performance on Saturday marked the eighth time this season that a Sooner
recorded two or more scores in a game. Gresham is the sixth different Sooner to accomplish the feat in 2007 (Malcolm Kelly - 3, Allen Patrick - 2).
4 - The number of sacks recorded by the OU defense on Saturday (Auston English-2, Nic Harris and Gerald McCoy). The Sooners have two or more sacks in each of their six games in 2007.