6:02 p.m. | Final: Oklahoma 45, Tulsa 0
The Sooners put on an impressive show in Norman and romp past the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 45-0. It's the 26th-straight home win for the Sooners which sets the school record. Thanks for following along and we'll see you in two weeks live from Miami for Oklahoma's second Hurricane of the 2009 season.
5:59 p.m. | Sooner Shutouts
Oklahoma posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1987 when it blanked North Carolina and Tulsa. The last time the Golden Hurricane's offense, which led the nation in total yards the last two years, was shut out was in 2004 against Navy (spanning 65 games).
5:56 p.m. | Way to Go Winchester
Another nice punt from Tulsa Union product Tress Way that's downed on the one-yard line by James Winchester who's from just down the road in Washington, Okla.
5:42 p.m. | Home Win Streak
Leading 45-0 here in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma is on track for its 26th consecutive home win -- the longest current streak in the nation, and more importantly, the new school record. The Sooners won 25 in a row under head coach Bud Wilkinson from the 1947 Iowa State game through the 1952 Nebraska game.
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium History
5:29 p.m. | Broyles Blowing Up
Ryan Broyles established a career high with 11 receptions on Saturday surpassing his previous best of seven against Cincinnati (2008) and Idaho State (2007). In the last two games, Broyles has 18 receptions for 283 yards and six touchdowns.
5:25 p.m. | 64 Consecutive Sellouts + 5 Million
Official attendance for today's game was announced at 84,803. That's the 64th consecutive sellout (every home game of the Stoops' era) for the Sooners and, even more impressive, pushes Oklahoma past the five million mark (5,078,793) in total home attendance during the Stoops' era. Thanks Sooner fans!
5:18 p.m. | Fourth Quarter Time
The Sooners lead 45-0 after three quarters, but Tulsa is driving. We'll see if the defense can buckle down again and keep the Hurricane's high-powered attack off the scoreboard.
5:14 p.m. | Nearly a Whole New Line
The Sooners continue to work a number of players in on the offensive line to build depth and experience. On the last series, the line featured (from left to right): Cory Brandon, Stephen Good, Brian Lepak, Tavaris Jeffries and Jarvis Jones. Jones is the only one of the five who started today's game.
5:09 p.m. | Broyles Keeps Raising the Bar
Sophomore WR Ryan Broyles has put up another career day today against Tulsa. Broyles currently has 11 receptions, surpassing his previous best of seven against Cincinnati (2008) and Idaho State (2007). In the last two games, Broyles has 18 receptions for 283 yards and six touchdowns.
5:03 p.m. | Jones Stands Alone
With his sixth touchdown pass today, this one to Ryan Broyles, his third today, Landry Jones now owns the Oklahoma single-game TD pass record all to himself.
4:58 p.m. | Seeing No. 44 in His Dreams
The Sooner offense is on the field now, but we wanted to give some props to junior DE Jeremy Beal, who has harassed Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne all day. Kinne will likely be seeing No. 44 in his nightmares, as Beal has gotten to him for three sacks, a career high, and seemingly has been in the backfield on nearly every other play.
4:52 p.m. | Mustache Mafia
A few new takes on the "Fear the 'Stache" tribute to redshirt freshman QB Landry Jones today. One group of OU students is wearing "Mustache Mafia" shirts, while women's basketball player Whitney Hand was seen wearing an "I Date the 'Stache" shirt earlier. Sorry to any single ladies out there.
4:46 p.m. | Jones Shows Poise, Sets Record
After throwing an interception on the first snap of the game, Landry Jones has displayed great composure. In the process, he has inserted himself into the Sooner record books with five touchdown passes today, tying an OU freshman quarterback record.
4:43 p.m. | Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner
With Oklahoma's touchdown on the first drive of the second half, one lucky Sooner fan wins a year's supply of Cane's chicken fingers. Now that's a lot of chicken! Broyles made an acrobatic dive into the end zone for a 14-yard score, his sixth TD of the season.
4:39 p.m. | President Boren Has Hops
The Oklahoma marketing staff and SoonerVision led off the second half with a "Jump Around" video featuring University President David Boren. Ever since it was first instituted at the Texas Tech game last year, the House of Pain classic has caught on with Sooner fans all over campus. By the way, it's OU Director of Marketing Dave Haskin's 31st birthday today. Happy Birthday Dave!
4:36 p.m. | Halftime Notes
A few halftime notes from the OU media relations staff:
The Sooner defense have forced three turnovers on Saturday, including two interceptions by G.J. Kinne, who entered the contest without a pick. OU has recorded multiple picks in 42 of the last 89 games.
OU has converted six of the defense's nine turnovers this season into scores. The Sooners have scored 10 points off two of the turnovers on Saturday and have 34 points this season and a .667 conversion rate.
Brandon Caleb became the second Sooner to have 100 yards receiving in a half this season following up Ryan Broyles' 155 yards last week vs. Idaho State. Caleb is the 38th Sooner to record a 100 or more receiving yards in a half and the 22nd under Bob Stoops.
DeMarco Murray's 13-yard reception pass from Landry Jones was the 51st of his career moving him into a tie for third place among OU tailbacks with Kejuan Jones (2002-05) and J.D. Runnels (2002-05). He only trails James Allen with 63 (1993-96) and Quentin Griffin with 169 (1999-02).
4:29 p.m. | (Tulsa) High School Ties
With Tulsa being in such close proximity and the OU coaching staff's commitment to keeping the best players in the state at home, a number of players on the Oklahoma roster hail from the Tulsa area. Following is a complete listing by high school:
Bishop Kelley: Matt Moreland
Claremore: Brian Lepak
Jenks: Billy Batchelear, Gabe Lynn
Union: Dominique Franks, Tola Jimoh, Emmanuel Jones, Princz Jones, Tress Way
Charles Page (Sand Springs): Derek Shaw
4:23 p.m. | Bassity "Lull in the Game" Video
Media Relations' David Bassity provides fans another in his traditional "Lull in the Game" video series here at halftime:
A Tribute to Tecmo Bowl: The Immaculate Deflection
4:19 p.m. | First-Half Stars
Brandon Caleb: 5 catches, 104 yards, 2 TDs (all career highs)
Landry Jones: 17-of-24 passes for 222 yards, four TDS, 1 INT
Jeremy Beal: 3 sacks, all for loss for -15 yards
Ryan Reynolds: 10 tackles (6 solo), one for a loss of four yards
4:13 p.m. | Impressive Half for Defense
Oklahoma's defense has held the nation's second-highest scoring offense from last season scoreless here just before the half. Tulsa's averaged almost 50 points a game (49.1) in its last 21 games but even coupled with a short field on several drives, OU's defense is pitching a shutout. Tulsa was the NCAA's most prolific offense in history last season... behind No. 1 Oklahoma.
4:10 p.m. | Warming Up
Although the hours leading up to the game featured cloudy and cool conditions, the sun has broken through for good here in Norman right before halftime and it's warming up. Plenty of Sooner fans are probably sitting on rain gear and wishing they had brought some sunscreen to the stadium.
4:07 p.m. | Side to Side
Tulsa's offense hasn't been able to out-run the Sooner defense on the edges but OU is making a living running and passing outside.
4:04 p.m. | Sooner Safeties
OU's "new" safeties are punishing the Tulsa offense. Sam Proctor delivered crushing blows on consecutive plays when No. 27 leveled the TU kick returner and then followed it up with a big stop on TU's first offensive player. Not to be outdone, Quinton Carter snagged OU's second interception of the day when Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne over-threw his receiver.
3:59 p.m. | Stoops Shows Support
The gold ribbon Coach Stoops traditionally wears on his visor carries a little extra meaning today, as September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Stoops has long been recognized for his support in the community, and he will be pitching in to help a fellow coach later this month as the Oklahoma volleyball program honors Coach Restrepo's son, Javi, who passed away from leukemia in July. Learn more about the event here:
Volleyball to Honor Javi Restrepo on Sept. 30
3:54 p.m. | Welcome to the Show
Absolute athleticism on display by DeMarco Murray on that TD catch and run. Murray had a double-360 with a somersault over the defender for a landing in the end zone. Something you'd see in Olympic high dive competition rather than on the football field.
3:49 p.m. | Kudos SoonerVision
Nice update on the big board from SoonerVision. During the break in action, Sooner fans enjoyed highlights from across the country with score updates. Sooner Radio sideline reporter Toby Rowland was featured as the MC flanked by OU cheerleaders.
3:46 p.m. | Q Closed Fast
Great play by safety Quinton Carter to deny a long Tulsa touchdown pass. "Q" was initially beat on that play but used his blazing closing speed to get a hand on the ball and nearly come away with the interception.
3:41 p.m. | BC=Big Catch
Nice stiff arm to create separation by junior receiver Brandon Caleb on that 63-yard touchdown play. "BC" has been heavily involved in the offense so far against Tulsa. On that one play, Caleb eclipsed his career-high 57-yard receiving game in the season opener against BYU in Arlington.
3:35 p.m. | Three Sacks in One?
Adrian Taylor landed nearly three sacks on Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne on that last play before finally landing on the ball for the fumble recovery. Nice play by our defensive video journal rep.
3:28 p.m. | OU's Kicking Tee Guy
After a week off due to injury, Oklahoma equipment assistant David Loggie is back on assignment to run out on the field and grab the tee after each OU kickoff. Loggie made an appearance on Mossis Madu's video journal earlier this week as Madu took us behind the scenes through OU's new football facilities:
Tour OU's Football Facilities with Mossis Madu
3:24 p.m. | BC with the TD
Brandon Caleb made a great catch in the back of the end zone to cap a 67-yard touchdown drive for the Sooners. OU 10, Tulsa 0.
3:19 p.m. | More on Rick Bryan
Just 10 days before he passed away, Rick Bryan was in Norman to shoot a segment for the 2009 football intro video. Bryan sat down with us to reflect on his playing days and discussed how special it is to be a part of the Oklahoma family. With many of his family members in the stadium today, we thought it would be an appropriate occasion to release the interview for the first time:
Rick Bryan Interview from July 16, 2009
3:16 p.m. | Defense Buckling Down
OU had its punt partially deflected after a three-and-out by the Sooner offense, giving the defense another short field to defend. Coach V's unit rose to the occasion again and forced the Hurricane to attempt a long field goal, which they missed. Still 3-0.
3:10 p.m. | Shoestring Tackle (Literally)
Adrian Taylor got his shoestrings caught up with Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne in the backfield on that last play. The official actually had to come over and untangle them before they could get up off the ground. Taylor's pressure on Kinne led to an interception by Brian Jackson.
3:08 p.m. | Freshman Look Alikes
After seeing them walk by the OU bench, we noticed how much freshman linebackers Tom Wort and Gus Jones look alike. It may be tough to tell them apart over the next four years. Click below to see for yourself, and get to know a little more about the freshman LBs:
Know Your Sooners: Freshman Linebackers
3:04 p.m. | Heavy Hearts for Bryan Family
It's surely an emotional day all-around for the Bryan family. Rick's son Mike, is making his first appearance on Owen Field as a player just eight week's after his father's death. Mike is Tulsa's starting middle linebacker and leads the Hurricane in tackles and tackles for loss. We expect No. 43 in white to hear plenty of cheers from the crimson and cream faithful today.
Earlier this week, the Tulsa World did a great piece on the emotion Mike will be playing with today:
Emotional Day for Tulsa's Bryan
3:01 p.m. | King of the Gridiron
The late Rick Bryan was featured as today's King of the Gridiron. A two-time All-American for the Sooners in 1982 and '83, Bryan passed away on July 25, 2009 at the age of 47. Our condolences go out to the entire Bryan family. The King of the Gridiron video will be archived early next week right here on SoonerSports.com.
2:59 p.m. | Sooners Strike First
After a solid drive, Jimmy Stevens puts OU on the board first with a 25-yard field goal. 3-0 Sooners.
2:58 p.m. | Across the Line
OU's starters on the offensive line today consisted of (from left to right): Trent Williams, Brian Simmons, Ben Habern, Tyler Evans and Jarvis Jones. That's the third different starting lineup the Sooners have used in three games this season, with Simmons stepping in for Stephen Good at left guard this week.
2:52 p.m. | Spreading 'Em Out
After the first few plays on offense, it looks as if the Sooners will try to spread the ball all over the field in an effort to wear out the Tulsa defense. Landry Jones has been working mostly out of the shotgun, going under center only once so far on Chris Brown's third-down run.
2:49 p.m. | OU Takes Over
Good stop by the Sooner defense after being dealt a short field. Tulsa elected for a pooch punt on fourth down, and it rolled into the end zone for a touchback. Sooners take over at the 20.
2:47 p.m. | Stuffing the Run
Oklahoma held Tulsa to just one yard on its first two plays. For the season, the Sooners are holding opponents to 0.10 yards per carry. Awaiting a fourth-down play now during an OU timeout.
2:44 p.m. | Crowd Noise Already a Factor
Tulsa was just forced to take a timeout after some confusion on before third down play, largely due to the energetic Sooner faithful. They have gotten behind the defense early here on this first drive.
2:42 p.m. | Good and Bad
Broyles' 34-yard return was the longest kickoff return of this young season for the Sooners. Unfortunately, on OU's first play from scrimmage, a Landry Jones pass went off Broyles' fingertips and into the hands of a Tulsa defender for an interception.
2:40 p.m. | Underway in Norman
Ryan Broyles took the opening kickoff back to the 34-yard line for the Sooners so we're underway here at Owen Field. Landry Jones leads the OU offense out on the field for the game's first possession.
2:33 p.m. | 'Stache and Santa
A couple quick pics of some of the more creative costumes in the Oklahoma student section today:
2:29 p.m. | Equipment Staff Checks In
Last week, we told you that the OU equipment staff goes through approximately 50 game balls during the course of a game. Due to the wet weather last week, the footballs used in the Idaho State game are no longer usable so there is an entirely new allotment today. Student manager Brian Kuenzi just stopped by to tell us it takes about one week to properly break in a game ball. You do the math.
2:22 p.m. | Beautiful Day for Football
The Sooners just gathered at midfield prior to heading back to the locker room for final pregame preparations. It definitely feels as if the crowd has a bit more energy in here today, probably due largely to the blue skies we haven't seen in Norman for more than a week.
2:14 p.m. | Broadcast Options
FOX Sports Nets is televising the game beginning at 2:30 p.m. live from Owen Field. Here are other broadcast options for fans:
Live Stats | Live Audio | OU Radio | Sirius 127 | XM 103
2:11 p.m. | Student Section
Oklahoma's student section is in the stands and already making noise. A large contingent of students are wearing t-shirts reading "Fear the 'Stache" in support of Landry Jones. Most of the same students are sporting their own taped-on mustaches. The FSN cameras might pan over the student section during the game. Santa Claus himself is also in the house. Watch for pics here on the blog.
2:01 p.m. | Sideline Setup
We're here on the sideline behind the Sooner bench at Owen Field. The weather is cool but turns warmer when the sun comes out from time to time behind the clouds. Light breeze blowing from the north to the south. Both teams are warming up.
1:47 p.m. | Oklahoma vs. Tulsa
Welcome to the SoonerSports.com Gameday Blog. Throughout the day, you can view commentary from our staff, observations from the sideline at Owen Field, notes from the media relations staff in the press box plus fan emails and reaction during the game.
The Sooners host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. The game is being televised on Fox Sports net with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
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