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OU 51, Tulsa 20 Postgame Notes
September 14, 2013

GAME NOTES

• 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.


BLAKE BELL
• 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.

JAZ REYNOLDS
• 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).

STERLING SHEPARD
• 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. 

ROY FINCH
• 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). 

BRENNAN CLAY
• 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.

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

DURRON NEAL
• 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.

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

FRANK SHANNON
• 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. 

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

MIKE HUNNICUTT
• 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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