Game Notes: Oklahoma 62, Tulsa 21

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

• Oklahoma collected its fourth consecutive win against Tulsa with a 62-21 victory and upped its series lead to 15-7-1, including a 6-3 mark in Tulsa. The Sooners have outscored the Golden Hurricane 188-36 in the last four contests. Under Stoops, the Sooners are 33-8 versus non-conference opponents and 26-9 on the road.

• With 48 yards receiving tonight, Malcolm Kelly moved past Curtis Fagan (1999-2002) to No. 5 on OU’s all-time receiving yards with a grand total of 1,732. Kelly is tied for No. 6 for career receptions with Corey Warren (1990-93) at 106.

• With 40- and 46-yard touchdown receptions by Juaquin Iglesias and 81-yard kickoff return touchdown by DeMarco Murray, the Sooners recorded their 11th, 12th and 13th plays of 40-or-more yards in 2007.

Juaquin Iglesias
• OU’s leading receiver, Juaquin Iglesias, caught his first touchdown on his 22nd reception -- a 46-yard catch -- of the season.

• Iglesias’ second touchdown, a 40-yard reception, added to his career day where the OU junior recorded single-game bests of receptions (eight), yards (142) and touchdowns (two). Iglesias crossed the 1,000-yard benchmark for career receiving and stands No. 18 on OU’s all-time list in the category with 1,125.

• Allen Patrick’s 20-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career. His 20 total yards also marked his career single-game best.

• Patrick scored multiple rushing touchdowns in a single game for the first time in his career. He entered the game with a total of seven rushing TDs. Patrick finished with 145 yards and two scores on 19 carries.

• Jermaine Gresham caught two passes for 30 yards and one TD tonight. The sophomore tight end has three touchdowns on five catches this season.

• DeMarco Murray’s 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was Oklahoma first since Juaquin Iglesias returned one 88 yards for a score versus Baylor, Nov. 18, 2006. It was Murray’s second career kickoff return (he had one earlier in the game). The score was the 24th special teams touchdown in the Bob Stoops Era, but just the fourth kickoff return touchdown.

• Murray’s 2-yard rush in the fourth quarter was his eighth all-purpose touchdown in his fourth career game. Murray has seven rushing touchdowns in 2007.

• Curtis Lofton led the Sooner defense with 14 tackles. Lofton had 10 tackles by halftime and upped his season total to 42. He had just 40 in two years entering the 2007 season.

• Ryan Reynolds recorded his first career interception on a night when the Sooners’ D picked off Tulsa QB Paul Smith twice.

• Lendy Holmes’ interception in the third quarter was the second of the season and third in his career.

62 - OU’s 62 points was the most scored by the Sooners in a true road game since Oct. 31, 1987, vs. Kansas -- a 71-10 win for Oklahoma. The last time OU scored more points away from Norman was during the Sooners’ 65-13 win against Texas in their 2003 matchup at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

61.5 - Through four games, the Sooners average 61.5 points. Oklahoma currently leads the nation in scoring average. Florida is No. 2 at 55.7 points per game.

35 - Tonight’s game was the 35th 200-plus-yard rushing game for the Sooners in the Bob Stoops Era.

9 - Garrett Hartley recorded his ninth touchback of the season in 39 total kickoffs.

6 - Auston English led the way for the Sooners’ defensive line, which recorded six sacks, including four in the first half. English counted two himself, doubling his career total. Entering tonight’s game, Tulsa had allowed just three in two contests.



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