OU 20, TCU 17 Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 05, 2013
• With 154 victories, Bob Stoops is now four victories away from passing Barry Switzer (157 wins) for most coaching victories in Oklahoma history.

• OU is 5-0 to start the season for the ninth time under Stoops, including three times in the last four seasons.

• OU is 145-7 under Stoops when leading after three quarters, including 5-0 this year.

• Under Stoops, OU is 137-9 when leading at the half and has won the last 38 games when leading at halftime. The Sooners led 13-0 at the half tonight.

• Oklahoma has either tied or led at halftime in its last 10 regular season games.

• OU is 20-2 (.909) at home in October and 47-12 (.797) overall in the month of October under Stoops.

• Oklahoma is 106-6 (.946) under Stoops when holding teams to 20 points or less, including 27 straight victories.

• OU is 70-3 (.959) at home under Stoops against unranked teams, winning 42 of its last 43 such contests.

• Dating back to the Notre Dame game (9/28/13) and into the third quarter of tonight’s game, Oklahoma’s defense forced 10 consecutive three-and-outs. That’s the longest streak by OU since at least before the 2003 season.

• Bronson Irwin (right guard) and Chuka Ndulue (defensive end) made their first starts of the season against TCU. Jordan Wade (defensive tackle) made the first start of his career.

• The Sooners have won 10 straight Big 12 games dating back to last season’s conference opener, a 24-19 setback to Kansas State (9/22/12). It’s the third-longest conference winning streak in program history behind a 17-game from 2003-05 and a 13-game streak from 2000-01.

• The Sooners have won 10 straight regular season games since suffering a 30-13 loss to Notre Dame (10/27/12).

• Oklahoma finished with 203 rushing yards, improving its record to 58-1 (32-0 at home, 4-0 in 2013) under Stoops when doing so.

• OU’s rushing performance marked just the fifth time since 2009 that TCU had allowed at least 200 rushing yards.

• OU entered the game leading the Big 12 in pass defense (169.0 yards per game) and third-down defense (28.6%) and lowered its marks in each category with 166 passing yards allowed and 23.1% conversion rate on third downs.

• OU had a season-high four sacks and seven tackles for loss.

• TCU ran just 53 plays, the fewest by an OU foe since Oklahoma State (11/28/09) ran 52.

• Oklahoma held TCU without a first down in the first half.

• TCU had just 16 yards of total offense in the first half, including -1 rushing yards.

• Oklahoma has not allowed any points in the second quarter this season, outscoring teams 57-0. In the first half, Oklahoma is outscoring its opponents 130-21.

• Running back Brennan Clay’s 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his third of the year and the ninth of his career.

• The 76-yard run was the longest of Clay’s career, surpassing a 41-yarder he had last year against Kansas (10/20/12). It was the longest run by an OU player since Damien Williams’ 95-yard run last year vs. Texas (10/13/12).

• Clay finished with 111 rushing yards on nine carries. It was his third career 100-yard game and his second of the season.

• Clay tied a career high with four catches tonight. It’s his third game with four receptions, most recently doing so at Baylor (11/19/11). He tallied 23 receiving yards tonight.

• Blake Bell had a season-high 61 rushing yards on 14 carries. He also completed 20-of-31 passing for 152 yards.

• Trey Millard’s eight-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter was his first of the season and the sixth of his career. It was his first rushing score since Baylor two seasons ago (11/19/11).

• Wide receiver Durron Neal tied his career high with four catches in the first half, tallying 42 yards on those catches. Neal also had four catches against Tulsa (9/14/13).

• Defensive tackle Jordan Wade picked up the first sack of his career in the fourth quarter.

• Defensive end Charles Tapper had a career-high two sacks. Entering the game, Tapper had 0.5 sacks in his career, with the half-sack coming against Tulsa (9/14/13). He finished with five tackles.

• Defensive end Chuka Ndulue entered the game with one tackle on the year but finished with a season-high six stops and 0.5 TFL. It was one off his career high of seven tackles against UTEP (9/1/12).

• Defensive back Zack Sanchez broke up a career-high four passes and added two tackles. It’s the fourth time in the Stoops era that a player has recorded four PBUs, last done by Marcus Walker at Oregon (9/16/06).

• With a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter, Michael Hunnicutt set the Oklahoma school record with his 49th career field goal. It broke a tie he held with Tim Duncan (1999-01) and Tim Lashar (1983-86).

• With two field goals in the first half, Hunnicutt now has 16 multi-field goal games in his career, setting a school record that he shared with Duncan and Lasher. He has made at least two field goals in his last six games.

• Hunnicutt is now 50-58 (.862) for his career on field goals.



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