OU 51, Tulsa 20 Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013


• With 152 victories, Stoops is now six victories away from passing Barry Switzer (157 wins) for most coaching victories in Oklahoma history.
• OU is 3-0 to start the season for the 10th time under Stoops.
• OU is 42-6 under Stoops in the month of September.  
• OU is 36-2 at home against non-conference foes under Stoops.
• OU is 78-1 when scoring 40 points or more under Stoops.
• OU is 20-1 with over 600 yards of total offense and 19-2 when throwing for over 400 yards under Stoops.
• Under Stoops, OU is 135-9 when leading at the half and has won the last 36 games when leading at halftime.
• OU is 7-0 against Tulsa under Stoops and 18-3 against Oklahoma’s FBS schools combined.
• OU is now 18-7-1 all-time against Tulsa, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings since 1979. OU is 13-0 all-time vs. Tulsa when ranked in the AP Poll.
• OU has either tied or led at halftime in its last eight regular season games.
• Oklahoma recorded both its longest rush, Roy Finch’s 48-yard run in the fourth quarter, and longest reception, Jaz Reynolds’ 82-yard catch in the first quarter, by a Sooner this season.
• Ten different receivers had at least one reception for Oklahoma.
• Sterling Shepard (123) and Jaz Reynolds (109) each had more than 100 receiving yards. The last time OU had two 100-yard receivers was versus Oklahoma State (11/24/12) when Jalen Saunders (162) and Justin Brown (146) did so.

• QB Blake Bell started his first career game as a Sooner.
• Bell completed 27 of 37 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns, all career highs. Bell also ran 10 times for 24 yards.
• Bell’s 413 passing yards were the most by an OU quarterback in his first career start, passing Sam Bradford’s record of 363 yards vs. North Texas (9/1/07).
• Bell’s 437 yards of total offense (413 pass, 24 rush) was the ninth-highest total in OU history. Bell joins Landry Jones and Sam Bradford as the only three OU players with 430 yards of total offense or more.
• Bell’s 281 passing yards in the first half were the 11th most in a first half by a Sooner quarterback and second-most by an OU QB in the first half of his first career start.
• Bell became the fourth OU quarterback to throw for over 400 yards in a game, joining Landry Jones, Sam Bradford and Josh Heupel.
• Bell is the third native Kansan and 56th player overall in the modern era to start at QB for the Sooners.
• On third downs in the first half, Bell connected on six of eight pass attempts for 192 yards and one touchdown. He also had one rush attempt for 11 yards.

• WR Jaz Reynolds became the 29th OU player to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards, doing so on an 82-yard completion. Reynolds has 1,092 yards in his career after totaling 109 yards today.
• Reynolds’ 82-yard reception is the longest non-scoring catch, and fifth longest non-scoring play, in Sooner history.
• Reynolds’ reception was OU’s longest since Cameron Kinney caught an 86-yard pass thrown by Landry Jones at Oklahoma State on Nov. 27, 2010.
• The 82-yard reception is the second-longest all-time at Owen Field, just behind an 86-yard catch by Wahoo McDaniel vs. West Virginia (9/27/58).
• Reynolds’ 109-yard receiving total was his third career 100-yard game and his first since catching seven passes for 114 yards at Baylor (11/19/11).

• WR Sterling Shepard caught a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter and a 35-yard reception in the third, his first two touchdowns of the season. Shepard has five TDs in his career.
• Shepard’s two touchdowns gave him the first multi-TD game of his career.
• Shepard’s eight receptions and 123 yards are also career highs. 

• RB Roy Finch caught his first career touchdown reception, a 29-yarder in the second quarter.

• Finch had a 48-yard rush in the fourth quarter, the second-longest run of his career. Finch’s longest run was for 55 yards against Texas Tech (10/22/11). 

• RB Brennan Clay scored on a 4-yard run in the opening drive of the game, his second touchdown of the season and ninth in his career.

• DB Stanvon Taylor earned three tackles, a career high, in his first career start.

• WR Durron Neal caught a career-long 41-yard pass in the second quarter to set up OU’s second touchdown. He finished with four receptions for 64 yards, both career highs.

• DB Gabe Lynn recorded his second career interception in the second quarter. Lynn also had an interception vs. West Virginia last week.

• LB Frank Shannon tied his career high with eight tackles in the first half, finishing with a career best and team high 10 for the game. 

• RB Keith Ford scored his first touchdown as a Sooner, reaching the end zone from three yards out in the fourth quarter.

• K Mike Hunnicutt kicked field goals of 20, 30 and 36 yards, giving him the 14th multi-field goal game of his career and a fourth straight multi-FG game dating back to the Cotton Bowl.

• Hunnicutt’s field goals give him 46 for his career, good for fourth in the OU record book.

• Hunnicutt’s three field goals and six PATs gave him 15 points, the second-highest total in his career behind a 17-point effort vs. Kansas (10/15/11).



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