Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 10, 2009
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  Oklahoma Game Notes

• With the victory, Oklahoma extends its home winning streak to 27 games, a program best. The current streak is the best in the nation. The Sooners have won 47 of their last 48 on Owen Field.
• Oklahoma held Baylor to six rushing yards, the second-lowest in the 19-game series (held BU to -48 yards rushing in 2006). It marked the 10th time in the series Oklahoma has held Baylor under 100 rushing yards.
• OU’s offense piled up 592 yards of total offense, the third time this season of 500-plus yards and the 39th time in the Stoops’ era.
• Oklahoma held an opponent scoreless in a half for the fifth time this season. Baylor failed to score in today’s second half.
• Kennan Clayton recorded his second interception of the season and third of his career with a pick of BU QB Nick Florence in the third quarter. OU has forced at least one turnover in 122 of Stoops’ 138 games and has at least one interception in 91 of the last 120 games.
• Senior Brian Jackson recorded an interception for the third straight game, marking the sixth of his career. OU has recorded multiple picks in 44 of the last 91 outings.
• Sophomore Dejuan Miller made his first start at wide receiver in today’s game, recording five catches for 67 yards. The Metuchen, N.J. product, had 32 yards on five catches in his career prior to today.
• Freshman Jaz Reynolds recorded his first career reception in the second quarter with a 14-yard catch. Reynolds ended the day with 39 receiving yards on three receptions.
  Individual Notes

Sam Bradford
• Bradford became the first Sooner quarterback to eclipse 8,000-yards passing with 389 yards today. The junior now owns 8,326 career yards (7,937 total yards entering today).
• Today marked the 18th time in Bradford’s 30 games as quarterback a Sooner has recorded at least 100 yards receiving.
• Bradford has now thrown for 1,114 yards in his three career games against Baylor. He recorded 353 yards vs. BU in 2007 and 372 in 2008.
• Bradford eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark for the 14th time of his career, tying Josh Heupel (1999-2000) for the school record. The 389-yard effort today is tied for eighth-most in school history and fourth highest career outing.
Chris Brown
• Chris Brown finished the day with 70 rushing yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns, giving the senior at least one TD carry in 14 of the last 19 games.
• Brown’s two touchdowns today give him 38 for his career, tying Greg Pruitt for sixth place in program history. The senior trails Joe Washington (39), Adrian Peterson (41), Quentin Griffin (44), Billy Sims (53) and Steve Owens (57).
Brandon Caleb
• Wide receiver Brandon Caleb recorded the second longest reception of his career with a 49-yard catch in the second quarter. The junior caught a 63-yarder versus Tulsa earlier this season.
• Recording 100 yards on four receptions in the first half, Caleb has now eclipsed 100 yards receiving prior to halftime twice this season. He recorded 104 yards in the first half against Tulsa earlier this season.
• Caleb’s 139 receiving yards on seven receptions marked a career high and 18th-best in school history.
Dominique Franks

• Franks’ 100 return yards today marks the first time a Sooner has recorded 100-plus return yards since Antonio Perkins in 2003 vs. Missouri.
• Dominique Franks returned a punt 51 yards in the first quarter and a 47-yarder late in the third quarter. The junior also recorded a 51-yard punt last week versus Miami.
DeMarco Murray
• Murray posted his second 100-yard rushing game this season and ninth of his career with 113 yards on 24 carries against the Bears.
Jimmy Stevens
• Stevens’ connected on four field goals (35,25,21, 24) today vs. the Bears, a career high. The last Sooner kicker to make four FGs in a game was Garrett Hartley vs. Oregon in 2006.
  By the Numbers

8-3 - Oklahoma’s record in conference openers under Stoops.
20:54 - OU’s time of possession in the second half compared to Baylor’s 9:06.
84,478 - Today’s attendance, marking the 65th straight sellout (all under Stoops).
592 - Yards of total offense for OU, marking the third time this season of 500-plus.
100 - Return yards recorded by Dominique Franks.
99 - Oklahoma’s total amount of offensive plays, tied for seventh in school history (50 rushes, 49 passes) and most since season opener in 1975.
34 - Total first downs for Oklahoma, tied for 10th-most all time.
27 - Oklahoma’s current home winning streak, a school record. The streak is the best in the country.
14 - Number of 300-plus passing games for OU’s Sam Bradford, tying Josh Heupel for the school record.
-2 - Total net punt return yards by OU opponents through five games.
  Baylor Game Notes

• Baylor has lost 20 consecutive games when trailing at halftime. The last time Baylor overcame a halftime deficit was Oct. 21, 2006, against Kansas when the Bears overcame a 35-17 halftime deficit for a 36-35 victory.
• Baylor held Oklahoma scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since the 2005 game. The Bears led 6-0 after the first in that game but trailed 24-13 at halftime. Oklahoma won the game 37-30 in double overtime.
• Fewest first-half points allowed by Baylor against Oklahoma since the 1998 game when the Bears led 3-0 at the half.
• Oklahoma's third-quarter interception snapped a streak of 137 pass attempts without an interception by Baylor quarterbacks, a streak that dated back to the fourth quarter of last year's season finale at Texas Tech (135 pass attempts this season). The Bears' lone interception thrown this season was on a pass attempt by IR Kendall Wright against Connecticut in the season's second game.
• Baylor snapped a streak of eight consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing.
• Baylor was held below 25 yards rushing in a game for the first time since the 2007 Kansas State game (13 yards).
• Baylor's lowest single-game rushing yardage total since the 2006 Oklahoma game (minus-46 yards).
• Baylor failed to score a rushing touchdown for the first time since the 2007 season finale (vs. Oklahoma State). That snaps a 16-game streak, the second longest such streak in school history. The Baylor record for conseuctive games with a rushing touchdown is 33 games (1951-1954).
• Baylor falls to 0-10 in the Art Briles era when allowing more than 21 points. The Bears are 7-0 in that time when allowing 21 or fewer points.
  Individual Notes

• LB Joe Pawelek started his 38th consecutive game, the longest streak by a Baylor player since Maurice Lane's school-record, 45-game streak that ran from 2002 to 2005. • RG James Barnard, FS Jordan Lake and C J.D. Walton all started their 29th consecutive games.
• LB Antonio Jones started his 17th consecutive game.
• WR David Gettis started his 13th consecutive game.
• IR Kendall Wright has caught at least one pass in each game of his career, a 17-game streak.
• TE Justin Akers has caught at least one pass in eight consecutive games.
• BS Andrew Judy's second-quarter touchdown reception was the first reception of his career.
• IR Ernest Smith established a career high with six receptions. His previous high was four catches on two occasions.
• Smith set a new career high with 71 receiving yards. His previous high was 65 yards againt Rice in 2007.
• Lake posted his first double-digit tackle game of the season. It was the 10th double-digit tackle performance of his career.
• Gettis moved into 10th place on Baylor's career kickoff return yards list. He now has 1,114 yards.



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