OU 41, KSU 31 - Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 23, 2013

Bob Stoops recorded his 158th career win today to take sole possession of the all-time OU coaching wins record.

Oklahoma is now 5-0 under Bob Stoops in Manhattan, Kan. Since Stoops arrived at OU in 1999, no other Big 12 team has more overall wins vs. KSU than the Sooners (nine). Stoops also holds an 8-2 head-to-head record as a head coach vs. Bill Snyder.

Oklahoma has won 10 consecutive games in rematch games against foes they lost to the previous season. The Sooners are also 10-0 in the state of Kansas under Stoops (5-0 at KSU, 5-0 at KU).

• The Sooners led 24-21 at halftime over Kansas State. Oklahoma has won 41 straight games when leading at the half, the second-longest active streak in the nation.

• Oklahoma’s 98-yard scoring drive in the second quarter was its longest of the season in terms of yards. Previously, its longest was a 97-yarder against Texas Tech (10/26). All 14 plays on the 98-yard scoring drive were runs.

• OU ran for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries. The Sooners are 62-1 under Bob Stoops when rushing for 200+ yards, including 33 straight wins, and 17-0 when rushing for 300 or more yards.

• The Sooners held Kansas State to 24 rushing yards on the day, marking the 35th time OU has held an opponent to under 50 yards rushing in the Stoops era. KSU’s 24 rushing yards were the least allowed by an Oklahoma team since Baylor netted only 6 rushing yards in 2009 (10/10/09).

• Oklahoma recorded two interceptions in the game by Zack Sanchez and Quentin Hayes. This marked the fourth time this season OU has posted a game with multiple interceptions.

• QB Trevor Knight made his third career start, and his first since the second game of the season against West Virginia (9/7).

• Knight threw his fifth touchdown pass of the season, and of his career, with a 12-yard scoring strike to WR Sterling Shepard.

• Knight also scored his second rushing touchdown of the season, and of his career, in the second quarter. It was an eight-yard run.

• Knight’s 48-yard pass to WR Jalen Saunders in the third quarter was a career long, surpassing a 32-yard pass he had against West Virginia (9/7/13).

• Brennan Clay finished with a career-high 200 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 31 carries. His previous career-high of 170 yards was set earlier this year against West Virginia (9/7/13), while his career-best carries total of 24 came at Iowa State (11/3/12).

• Clay’s performance marked the most yards and carries by an OU player since DeMarco Murray went for 208 yards on 35 attempts against Utah State (9/4/10).

• It was Clay’s fourth career 100-yard rushing game and third of the season.

• Clay also tied his career high with two rushing touchdowns, set last season against Florida A&M (9/8/12).

• Clay scored on a 64-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was his third run of 60 yards or more this season and the fifth of 50 or more yards by an OU running back.

• WR Sterling Shepard caught the sixth touchdown pass of his season and the ninth of his career in the first quarter. He finished with three receptions for 40 yards in the half.

• WR Jalen Saunders had a team-high seven receptions for 95 yards.

• Saunders also returned one punt for 30 yards.

• Bronson Irwin made the first start of his career at left guard, replacing the injured Adam Shead. All of Irwin’s 19 previous career starts came at left guard.

• Nila Kasitati made his fifth start of the season at right guard. He started the first four games of the year there before giving way to Bronson Irwin.

• DB Zack Sanchez recorded the first interception of his career and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown. It was the third INT returned by a Sooner this season joining Geneo Grissom against Texas (10/12/13) and Corey Nelson against Notre Dame (9/28/13).

• The 74-yard interception return by Sanchez was the longest by a Sooner since Dominique Franks returned an INT 85 yards at Kansas (10/24/09).

• DB Quentin Hayes recorded his second interception in two games this season. Hayes’ last interception came this season against Iowa State (11/16/13). He now has two career interceptions for the Sooners.

• FS Gabe Lynn matched a career high with 1.5 tackles for loss, including the second sack of his career.

• DE Geneo Grissom recorded the first solo sack of his career. He entered the contest with two career assisted sacks, both of which came this year.

• DE Chaz Nelson recorded the first sack of his career in the fourth quarter. He previously had recorded three assisted tackles for the Sooners this season

• K Michael Hunnicutt converted both of his field goal attempts (30 and 37 yards). He is now 21-24 on the season, tying the OU single-season record for field goals made. He previously made 21 in 2011 and Tim Duncan had 21 in 2001.



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