|Oklahoma Game Notes|
With the 21-20 loss, Oklahoma dropped to 3-4 against Miami, 2-2 in Miami. Bob Stoops is 39-12 vs. non-conference opponents, 32-12 on the road, 33-14 vs. ranked opponents and 1-1 against Miami.
Miami's 18-yard TD pass in the second quarter broke a nine-quarter shutout streak by the Oklahoma defense. Prior to the TD, BYU was the last team to score on OU with a seven-yard TD pass with 3:03 remaining in the fourth quarter. The shutout streak lasted 144 minutes and 43 seconds. OU has yet to give up a rushing TD on the season.
Carter Whitson's two-yard run on OU's second quarter fake field goal was the first successful fake field goal by the Sooners since 2005 when kicker Garrett Hartley took a pitch from holder Cody Freeby and ran for six yards against Nebraska. The 2005 saw two fake field goals successfully converted by the Sooners as Freeby hit Russell Dennison on a four-yard pass against Kansas.
Jeremy Beal recorded three sacks for the second consecutive game with three for a loss of 25 yards. Beal had three sacks for a loss of 15 yards against Tulsa. Saturday night was Beal's fourth career multi-sack game after recording two each against Texas A&M and Texas Tech in 2008.
Beal also broke up two Miami passes on the night to tie Dominique Franks for the team lead. Beal now has six career PBUs.
Dominique Franks' 51-yard punt return in the fourth quarter was the longest by a Sooner this season and a career high for the junior.
Landry Jones opened his third game as a starter with a scoring drive that saw the redshirt-freshman complete three of four attempts for 62 yards, culminating in a 16-yard TD pass to Cameron Kenney. Jones finished 18-30 with 188 yards and one TD.
Jones' 18 completions were spread around to eight different Sooners.
With his 16-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, Cameron Kenney recorded his first career TD at OU on just his fourth career reception. Saturday night's game marked Kenney's third consecutive start.
Kenney ended the night with six receptions for 72 yards, both career highs and team highs on the night.
Travis Lewis led all Sooners with 10 tackles Saturday night, his second double-digit tackle effort of the season after recording 13 against BYU. Lewis now has eight double-digit tackles in his career.
Mossis Madu had eight touches Saturday night accounting for 73 yards. Prior to the game, Madu had just five touches for 22 yards all season, two carries for no yards and three receptions for 22 yards.
With his third-quarter scoring run, DeMarco Murray picked up his 30th career rushing touchdown and 37th overall career TD (five receiving, two kickoff returns). The 37 career touchdowns ranks eighth in OU history. Chris Brown ranks seventh with 38 TDs.
Jimmy Stevens' 21- and 39-yard field goals were his fourth and fifth of the season. Stevens had eight total field goals in 2008. The two made FGs in the game also tied a career high set against BYU in the season-opening game.
Tress Way's 57- and 71-yard punts were his sixth and seventh of the season over 50 yards. Way's 71 yarder eclipsed off his previous career long of 58 yards against Idaho State.
Way ended the night with five punts for 251 yards, an average of 50.2 yards, the fourth best.
|By the Numbers|
95 - The Sooners' 95-yard scoring drive in the second quarter marked the program's longest of the season. OU's previous long was an eight-play, 85-yard drive against Tulsa.
48 - Chris Brown's 48-yard rush in the first quarter is the longest rush of the year for any Sooner. DeMarco Murray had the previous long of 38 yards vs. Idaho State.
23 - DeMarco Murray's 23 carries were a season high for a Sooner rusher, eclipsing the previous high of 16 carries from Chris Brown against Tulsa. Murray's career high is 26 carries against Baylor in 2008.
9 - Tavaris Jeffries made the start at right guard tonight, making him the ninth different offensive lineman to record a start for OU this season.
5 - Dominique Franks' first-quarter interception marked the fifth interception by the Sooners this season, all by different players. The pick is also Franks' fifth of his career.
2 - Brian Jackson intercepted an opponent's pass for the second-consecutive game with a first quarter pick of Jacory Harris at the Sooners' seven-yard line. OU's last game saw Jackson pick off a Tulsa pass in his own endzone.