Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 08, 2008

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• With the 66-28 win, Oklahoma improved to 70-14 against Big 12 opponents and 9-1 against Texas A&M under 10th-year head coach Bob Stoops. Oklahoma improved the overall series record to 17-10 and 4-5 in College Station. The Sooners have won the last six games in the series.

• Oklahoma's 66 points marked the most ever scored by an A&M opponent at Kyle Field. The previous high was 57 points by Texas in 1977. OU also owns the record for most points ever scored against A&M with 77-0 home win in 2003.

• Today's 66-point effort marked the second time this season and fourth overall time under Stoops that OU has scored 50 or more points in three consecutive games.

• OU eclipsed the 600-yard mark in total yardage for the second time this season and the 500-yard mark for the seventh time this season with 653 total yards Saturday. The game marked the 33rd under Stoops for OU to eclipse the 500-yard total.

• Oklahoma's 328 rushing yards marked a team season high Saturday. The previous high was 274 against Washington. It was the most by OU since running for 343 yards against Utah State in 2007.

• Oklahoma had four scoring drives of less than a minute on Saturday. OU now has 16 scoring drives on the season lasting less than a minute.

• OU scored on its first drive for the ninth time this season, eight of those drives resulting in touchdowns.

• OU's 423 yards in the first half was the fourth time in the Stoops' era that it had eclipsed the 400-yard mark in a half. Two prior occurrences came last season (North Texas and Utah State) and the third this year against Kansas (419 yards). OU also rolled up 399 first half yards against Kansas State.

• With DeMarco Murray's 123 yards and Chris Brown's 117 yards, the duo recorded its third game of the season with both eclipsing the century mark.

Sam Bradford
• With 13:31 remaining in the first quarter, Sam Bradford picked up his fourth career rushing touchdown, all coming this year, with a bootleg from 15 yards out. The run marked a career long for Bradford whose previous long was 13 yards against Kansas. Bradford finished with a career-high 23 yards rushing.

• Bradford threw for 320 yards, his eighth 300-yard plus effort of the season, tying the single-season record held by his position coach, Josh Heupel. Bradford also has 10 300-plus games in his career, second behind Heupel (14).

• Bradford also moved up to No. 4 on the OU single-season passing list 3,406 yards, eclipsing his 3,121 in 2007 and Jason White's 3,205 in 2004. Josh Heupel is third on the list with 3,606 yards in 2000.

• With 22 completions Saturday, Bradford moved up to No. 4 on the OU career completions list with 461, passing current OU RBs coach Cale Gundy who had 460.

• Bradford moved to second all-time for TD passes in a season with 38. He sits only behind Jason White's 40 in 2003.

DeMarco Murray
• Sophomore RB DeMarco Murray recorded his fourth career receiving TD, all coming in the last three games, with a 15-yard grab with 8:05 remaining in the first quarter.

• Murray accumulated 124 yards on the ground Saturday, his fourth 100-yard game of the season and sixth of his career. Murray's career high is 128 yards against Texas in 2007.

• With a career-high seven catches Saturday, DeMarco Murray now has 26 receptions on the season, good for fourth all-time for receptions in a season by a running back. Quentin Griffin has the top three spots with 64 (2001), 51 (2000) and 35 (2002) catches in a single season.

• Murray's 63 receiving yards also tied a career high for the back. Murray had previously accomplished the feat against Kansas State on Oct.. 25.

• Murray's 242 all-purpose yards on Saturday moved to the sophomore up to No. 10 on the OU all-purpose yards in a season list with 1,660 all-purpose yards.

Frank Alexander
• Filling in for the injured Auston English, redshirt-freshman DE Frank Alexander recorded his first career start. The Louisiana native finished with two tackles and one pass broken up.

Austin Box
• Redshirt-freshman LB Austin Box picked off his first career pass in the third quarter leading to an OU TD. The Enid, Okla., native also had eight total tackles, the second-most of his career behind the nine against Kansas State.

Chris Brown
• With his 117 yards, junior RB Chris Brown reeled off his fourth career 100-yard game and third of the season. Brown's career high of 169 yards came against Baylor in 2006.

• Brown also tied a career high with three rushing TDs. The junior had previously done so in multiple games.

Lendy Holmes
• Senior DB Lendy Holmes recovered his third fumble of the season late in the game putting him in a tie for second for most fumble recoveries by a DB in a season. Seven other Sooner DBs have accomplished the feat. Holmes also moves into a tie for third with five career fumble recoveries by a DB with five.

Travis Lewis
• Redshirt freshman Travis Lewis racked up 12 tackles Saturday, his fourth double-digit tackle game of the season. Lewis eclipses the century mark with 104 tackles this season, which ranks second all-time for OU freshman behind Brian Bosworth's 133 in 1984.

By the Numbers
90 - Oklahoma marched 90 yards on four plays in its opening scoring drive. The drive marked the third of the season over 90 yards, the longest, 97, coming last week against Nebraska.

70 - DeMarco Murray's 70-yard run early in the first quarter marked a season-long run for Oklahoma. Murray held the previous long of 49 versus Chattanooga.

60 - With its 66 points, OU recorded its 10th game of over 60 points under Stoops, six of which have been against Big 12 opponents.

28 - Junior FB Matt Clapp recorded a 28-yard catch and run 33 seconds into the second quarter for his third career TD, all receptions this season. The play also marked a career long play for Clapp.

21 - With 21 first quarter points, OU eclipsed the 20-point mark in a quarter for the 10th time this season, six of those coming in the first quarter.

14 - Senior punter Mike Knall booted two punts down inside the 20 of Texas A&M. Knall now has 14 punts downed inside the 20 on the season.

6 - Six different players scored offensive TDs Saturday against Texas A&M. It marked the fourth time this season for the feat to be accomplished.

2 - Dominique Franks recorded a defensive TD for the second consecutive TD when he returned a botched pitch 39 yards late in the third quarter. It marked OU's first fumble recovery for a TD since Curtis Lofton did so against Missouri in 2007 and the 10th longest fumble return in program history.



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