Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 31, 2009
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  Oklahoma Game Notes

• Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is 36-16 in his career against ranked opponents.
• OU is 25-17-1 in its 43 bowl appearances, both top 10 marks. Oklahoma is 3-0 in the Sun Bowl after making appearances in 1981 (40-14 win over Houston) and 1993 (41-10 win over Texas Tech).
• Today marked the fifth meeting between OU and Stanford, but the first in a bowl game or on a neutral field. OU owns a 4-1 advantage.
• The last time OU came from behind to win a game after trailing at the half was against Iowa State in 2007 (ISU led 7-0 at the half). The Sooners trailed 17-24 at halftime today and limited the Cardinal to three second half points.
• The Sooners' defense has forced at least one turnover in 129 of Bob Stoops' 145 games following Travis Lewis' interception on Stanford's opening drive. With Quinton Carter's interception in the second quarter, OU has multiple picks in 46 of the last 97 outings.
• The OU defense has 30 takeaways this season and has converted 16 of those into scores (104 points).

  Oklahoma Individual Notes

• Broyles set an OU bowl record with three touchdown receptions today. It is also a Sun Bowl record. In addition, Broyles' three TD grabs is a Oklahoma career record for bowl games.
• Broyles has 15 touchdown receptions this season, tied for the most in program history with the 15 recorded by Mark Clayton in 2003.
• Broyles' 13 catches today gives him 86 receptions for the season, the most in school history passing Mark Clayton's 83 set in 2003. Broyles missed the entire game against Baylor earlier this season and only saw action on one play against Miami.
• His 13 receptions today is the most in a single game by a Sooner surpassing Juaquin Iglesias' 12 set in 2008 vs. Kansas. It is also the second most in the history of the Sun Bowl.
• Broyles' 21 career touchdown receptions is tied for third all-time at OU with Malcolm Kelly (2005-07).
• Broyles is the fourth Sooner in program history to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. He owns 1,120 yards after recording a career-high 156 today. Broyles passed Eddie Hinton (1,035 in 1968) and ranks third all-time behind Juaquin Iglesias (1,150 in 2008) and Mark Clayton (1,425 in 2003). He ranks sixth all-time with 1,807 career yards.
• The 100-yard receiving effort was the sixth time in 2009 that he eclipsed the plateau and seventh of his career (tied for third all-time with Juaquin Iglesias).
• Broyles finished the season with a 6.61 receptions per game average, the best in program history (Mark Clayton - 5.93 in 2003).
• Jones finished with a career-high 418 passing yards, the best total by a Sooner in a bowl game and the second best in Sun Bowl history. The previous OU best was held by Josh Heupel, a 390-yard performance in the 1999 Independence Bowl). It is also the fourth best total in a game by a Sooner QB. Today's game is Jones third with 300 or more yards (336 vs. Tulsa and 392 vs. Texas A&M).
• Landry Jones finished with three TDs and upped his total to 26 this season, the sixth best single-season mark at Oklahoma. Jones' 26 career touchdown passes ranks in a tie for sixth at OU with Paul Thompson (2002-06).
• Jones posted his sixth game with multiple TDs and the fifth with three or more. His 30 completions is the second most recorded in a Sun Bowl.
• DeMarco Murray posted his 45th career touchdown with the rushing score in the third quarter. That total is tied for fourth all-time with Chris Brown.
• Carter picked off his fourth pass of the season in the fourth quarter. He is tied for the team lead with Brian Jackson. Carter did not have an interception before this season.
  By the Numbers

53,713 - Today's attendance. A Sun Bowl stadium and game record.
36-16 - Coach Bob Stoops' career record vs. ranked opponents.
38 - Trent Ratterree caught a 38-yard pass in the first quarter, a career-long reception. Ratterree finished with a career-best 74 yards.
12 - Brian Jackson (concussion) is the 12th OU starter to miss at least one game this season.
8 - Travis Lewis is the eighth different Sooner to record an interception this season. Lewis has five career interceptions.
7 - Ryan Broyles set or tied seven different OU or Sun Bowl records today.
3 - Ryan Broyles finished with three touchdowns in a game for the third time in his career.
1 - DeMarcus Granger made his first appearance of the season in the first quarter. Granger missed OU's last 13 games after making his last appearance in the 2008 Big 12 Championship on Dec. 6 against Missouri.
  Stanford Game Notes

• Toby Gerhart finished his senior season with 44 career rushing touchdowns (first all-time), as well as one passing touchdown. He has 3,522 career rushing yards (second all-time). He had a school-record 1,871 yards this season (143.9 per game). The Heisman runner-up scored a Pac-10 and school-record 27 rushing touchdowns this season. He finished with a school-record 20 career 100-yard rushing games and in 11 of 13 games this year. He has had multi-TD games in 10 of 13 games.
• Bo McNally's 10th career interception moved the senior into seventh place all-time, tying him with John Guillory (1964-66) and breaking up a log-jam of eight players with nine pickoffs. The 55-yard return was a career-best, breaking a previous best of 49 yards at Washington (2006), which he also returned for a TD. It was his fourth career touchdown, all off interceptions.
• Stanford was making their 21st Bowl Appearance (9-11-1) and third Sun Bowl (W, 38-0 over Michigan in 1996 and W, 27-14 over LSU in 1977). It was their first bowl appearance since 2001 at the Seattle Bowl.
• It was Richard Sherman's first career blocked punt and second blocked punt of the season. Chase Thomas blocked a punt in the first quarter against Cal.
• It was Tavita Pritchard's first start of the season and 20th in his career.
• It was the team's first winning season since the 9-3 Seattle Bowl team in 2001.
• It was a Sun Bowl and stadium record 53,713 crowd.



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