|Oklahoma Team Notes|
The win moves Oklahoma ahead of Texas in all-time winning percentage. Oklahoma's winning percentage improved to fourth best all-time, dropping Texas from third to fifth. OU's all-time record is 816-304-53 (.71824). Only Michigan (.736), Notre Dame (.732) and Ohio State (.71828) have better winning percentages than OU.
Bob Stoops recorded his 43rd victory over a ranked team, matching Barry Switzer's school record. Stoops is 43-17 versus the top 25 while Switzer was 43-21-4. This is the first time since 2002 (3-0) that Oklahoma has two wins over a top-10 opponent.
The Sooners recorded their 40th, 41st and 42nd defensive touchdowns under Bob Stoops. The three defensive touchdowns marked a program record. Demontre Hurst was first to reach the end zone with a 55-yard pick six in the second quarter. David King rumbled 19 yards after a fumble recover to score in the third quarter. Jamell Fleming scored on a 56-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter.
It was also just the second time ever OU had two fumble recoveries for touchdowns in the same game, matching a performance set against Marquette in 1941.
Oklahoma's eight sacks matched the school single-game record set against Baylor in 2001. Five different Sooners recorded a sack. Frank Alexander had three sacks and four tackles for loss and Ronnell Lewis had two sacks.
The game was the fourth under Bob Stoops that Sooners scored multiple defensive touchdowns. The last was the 2011 Fiesta Bowl versus Connecticut.
Oklahoma's 34-10 lead at halftime was its largest lead against Texas at half since 2003 when it defeated the Longhorns 65-13. The 34 first-half points were the third-most scored by OU against Texas in the game's history. OU led at halftime 42-7 in 2000 and 37-13 in 2003.
OU's 55-17 victory accounted for its fourth largest margin of victory against Texas. OU's wins in 2003 (65-13), 2000 (63-14) and 1973 (52-13) were the only with a larger points spread.
OU's 113 yards by tackles-for-loss and 84 yards in sacks were school records. The previous highs were 92 total tackle-for-loss yardage vs. Oklahoma State in 1974 and 66 yards via sack vs. Baylor in 2001. OU's 17 tackles for loss matched the record set twice before against Kansas State in 2003 and Idaho State in 2009.
The 11 a.m. local kickoff broke a streak of eight straight 6 p.m. or later starts for an Oklahoma football game, which was the longest such streak in the program's history.
Broyles scored once to match the Big 12 career receiving TD record of 42 held by Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State. He has a streak of 45 games with at least one reception.
Broyles became the 12th player in FBS history, and second from the Big 12, to record more than 4,000 career receiving yards.
Broyles left the game with nine receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown. The senior is three receptions shy of matching the NCAA career receptions record of 316 held by Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield.
Fleming led the Sooner defense with 13 tackles. He also had two tackles-for-loss (13 yards) and one forced fumble that he returned 56 yards for a touchdown. The return was the eighth longest fumble return in OU history.
Hunnicutt became just the third freshman to kick multiple field goals versus Texas, joining R.D. Lashar (3 of 4, 1987) and Trey DiCarlo (2 of 2, 2002).
Jones had 305 passing yards at the half, the most by a Sooner vs. Texas since Josh Heupel in 1999. It was the second highest total in a half for Jones -- and fifth most in school history -- who threw for 321 yards against Florida State in 2010. Sam Bradford's 350-yard first half against North Texas in 2007 is the OU record.
Reynolds had six receptions for 122 yards Saturday. In his last three games combined, Reynolds has 16 catches for 356 yards, a 22.3 yards per reception average.
Stills crossed 1,000 career receiving yards with his second reception Saturday. Stills passed 1,000 receiving yards with his 77th career reception in his 17th career game. Ryan Broyles is the only Sooner to reach 1,000 receiving yards quicker, doing so with his 69th career reception also in his 17th game played.
Stills is the 28th Sooner to cross 1,000 receiving yards and the 14th coached by Bob Stoops.
Stills, whose first career receiving TD was against Texas in 2010, became just the fourth Sooner with multiple receiving touchdowns in a single game versus Texas. Others were Manuel Johnson, three in 2008; Tinker Owens, two in 1973; and Jermaine Gresham, two in 2007.
Whaley's 64-yard TD run in the third quarter was OU's longest rush vs. Texas since Demarco Murray's 65-yard TD in 2007 and longest rush vs. any opponent since Murray's 70-yard non-scoring run vs.Texas A&M in 2008.
|By the Numbers|
12 - Senior LB Travis Lewis wore jersey No. 12 in honor of Austin Box, who passed away in the offseason.
0.9 - The rushing yardage per attempt for the two top-10 ranked opponents OU has faced this season. The Sooners held then-No. 5 Florida State to 27 yards on 26 rushes and held No. 10 Texas to 36 yards on 45 rushing attempts.
3 - Three yards was the difference between the 259 yards of offense Texas gained and the total yardage combined (256) of the Sooners' defensive tackles for loss/sacks, interception and fumble returns.
6 - The Sooners recorded six program records on defense. They set single-game records for most defensive touchdowns (3), most tackles-for-loss yardage (113) and most sack yardage (84) and matched the records for fumble return touchdowns (2), sacks (8) and total tackles for loss (17).
9 - Oklahoma has forced nine turnovers in its last two games (three interceptions, one fumble recovery vs. Ball State).
16 - OU quarterback Landry Jones recorded a school record 16th career 300-yard passing game.
64 - RB Dominique Whaley's 64-yard TD run in the third quarter was OU's longest rush vs. Texas since Demarco Murray's 65-yard TD in 2007 and longest rush vs. any opponent since Murray's 70-yard non-scoring run against Texas A&M in 2008.
96,009 - Today's attendance at the Cotton Bowl.