Game Information
 Date  Thursday, Dec. 31
 Time  1:00 p.m. (CT)
 Location  El Paso, Texas
 Stadium  Sun Bowl
 More Info  Daily Bowl Coverage
   
 Series History
 Games Played  4
 Series Record  OU leads 3-1
 Last Meeting  19-7, OU on 9/8/1984
 First Meeting  35-29, OU on 9/9/1978
 Average Score  24-20, OU
   
 Stanford University
 Location  Stanford, Calif.
 Enrollment  15,140
 First Year of Football  1891
 All-Time Record  653-451-52
 Conference Titles  12, last in 1999 (Pac-10)
 Bowl Record  9-10-1
 Official Site  GoStanford.com
   
 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach  Jim Harbaugh
 At Stanford  17-19 (Third Year)
 Career Record  46-25 (Sixth Year)
 Offensive Coordinator  David Shaw
 Co-Def. Coordinators  Ron Lynn | Andy Buh
   
 2009 Cardinal
 Record  8-4 Overall, 6-3 Pac-10
 Home / Road / Neutral  6-1 / 2-3 / 0-0
 Off Starters Ret / Lost  8 / 3
 Def Starters Ret / Lost  8 / 3
 Lettermen Returning  50
 Off / Def / Specialists  24 / 23 / 3
 Lettermen Lost  12
   
 Stanford Schedule
 Sept. 5  W, 39-13 at Wash. St.
 Sept. 12  L, 17-24 at Wake Forest
 Sept. 19  W, 42-17 vs. San Jose St.
 Sept. 26  W, 34-14 vs. Washington
 Oct. 3  W, 24-16 vs. UCLA
 Oct. 10  L, 28-38 at Oregon State
 Oct. 17  L, 38-43 at Arizona
 Oct. 24  W, 33-14 vs. Arizona State
 Nov. 7  W, 51-42 vs. Oregon
 Nov. 14  W, 55-21 at USC
 Nov. 21  L, 28-34 at California
 Nov. 28  W, 45-38 vs. Notre Dame
 Dec. 31  vs. Oklahoma (Sun Bowl)
  NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma (7-5, 5-3 Big 12) meets Stanford (8-4, 6-3 Pac-10) in the 2009 Brut Sun Bowl on December 31 in El Paso, Texas. The invitation marks the 43rd overall bowl game for the Sooners, OU's 11th consecutive under Coach Stoops and its third trip to the Sun Bowl.


Stanford's headliner is Heisman runner-up Toby Gerhart. The senior running back led the nation in rushing yards (1,736), rushing TDs (26) and runs over 10 yards (50). The Cardinal also boast one of college football's most dangerous return men in Chris Owusu, who averaged 32.5 yards per kickoff return and ran three back for touchdowns this year.


In his third season, head coach Jim Harbaugh has guided the Stanford program to one of the biggest turnarounds in the nation. After inheriting a 1-11 team in 2006, the Cardinal have shown marked improvement each year and finished tied for second in the Pac-10 in 2009.


Stay tuned to SoonerSports.com for more features leading up to the 2009 Brut Sun Bowl between OU and Stanford on Dec. 31.


 2009 Statistical Leaders
 #12 Andrew Luck | 6-4 | 235 | Freshman | QB
 Passing: 162-288 (.562), 2,575 Yds, 13 TDs, 4 INTs
 #7 Toby Gerhart | 6-1 | 235 | Senior | RB
 Rushing: 311 Att, 1,736 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 26 TDs, 61 Long
 #8 Ryan Whalen | 6-2 | 205 | Junior | WR
 Receiving: 54 Rec, 861 Yds, 15.9 Avg, 4 TDs, 46 Long
 #81 Chris Owusu | 6-2 | 201 | Sophomore | WR/KR
 All-Purpose: 34 KR, 1,106 Yds, 3 TDs | 36 Rec, 665 Yds
 #26 Delano Howell | 5-11 | 198 | Sophomore | SS
 Tackles: 76 Total, 51 Solo, 2.0 TFLs, 2 Ints, 3 PBUs
 #94 Thomas Keiser | 6-5 | 257 | Sophomore | DE
 TFLs: 14.5 for 83 Yds, 9.0 Sacks, 42 Total Tackles
 #38 David Green | 6-1 | 205 | Sophomore | P
 Punting: 27 Punts, 1,096 Yds, 40.6 Avg, 12 I20
 #39 Nate Whitaker | 5-9 | 185 | Junior | K
 Kicking: 14-20 FGs (.700), 54 Long, 50-50 PATs


 Stats Comparison  Oklahoma  Stanford
 Rushing Offense  140.92 (69) 224.33 (11)
 Passing Offense 278.50 (17)  217.08 (59)
 Total Offense  419.42 (28)  441.42 (13)
 Scoring Offense  31.08 (30)  36.17 (10)
 Passing Efficiency  129.33 (60)  143.92 (22)
 Rushing Defense 88.58 (7)  144.50 (61)
 Passing Defense  184.92 (22) 252.00 (105)
 Total Defense  273.50 (7)  396.50 (85)
 Scoring Defense  13.50 (7)  26.17 (65)
 Pass Eff. Defense  100.15 (10)  139.15 (95)
 Net Punting  40.86 (4)  37.34 (30)
 Punt Returns  16.72 (3) 7.89 (74)
 Kickoff Returns  21.24 (72)  28.69 (3)
 Turnover Margin  0.33 (41)  0.00 (T-59)
 Sacks  3.08 (5) 1.83 (T-65)
 Tackles for Loss  7.83 (8)  4.33 (110)
 Sacks Allowed  1.25 (24)  0.50 (2)

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