Oklahoma improved to 3-0 with a convincing win at Washington Saturday.
|| Oklahoma Game Notes
• With the 55-14 win, Oklahoma improved to 34-9 against non-conference opponents under 10th-year head coach Bob Stoops. Oklahoma improved to 2-1 against Washington and 23-14-1 against the Pac-10 Conference.
• With the win today, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops earned his 100th career win. Stoops accomplished the feat in 123 games, tying Phillip Fulmer as the 11th-fastest coach to reach the century plateau. Former OU head coaches Bud Wilkinson (111) and Barry Switzer (122) are ahead of Stoops on the list. Only one active head coach, Joe Paterno, reached the mark quicker than Stoops, doing so in 122 games.
• Saturday’s game marked the most points scored by OU on the road since scoring 62 in its 62-21 win over Tulsa in 2007. The game also marked the largest margin of victory on the road since OU’s 53-7 win over Iowa State in 2003.
• Oklahoma eclipsed the 500-yard mark in the total offense category for the second straight game with 591 yards after totaling 592 yards against Cincinnati.
• Oklahoma held the Huskies to no points in the first half, marking the first time its held a home team to a first-half shutout since defeating Baylor 35-0 in 2004.
• Chris Brown (107) and DeMarco Murray (100) both rushed for over 100 yards on Saturday becoming the first OU duo to do so since Murray (100) and Allen Patrick (113) against Utah State in 2007 and the first on the road since Quentin Griffin (126) and Reggie Skinner (116) at Iowa State in 1999.
• Oklahoma eclipsed the 50-point mark for the eighth time since Sam Bradford was named starting quarterback, a span of 17 games. Saturday’s game also marked the 24th time in Bob Stoops tenure at OU to eclipse 50 points. Twenty percent of all games coached by Stoops have reached the point total. Oklahoma has scored 50-plus points in its three opening games for the second year in a row after doing it in the first four games in 2007.
|| Individual Notes
• With his 304 yards on 18-of-21 passing, sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford threw for over 300 yards for the second consecutive game and the fourth time in his career, moving to No. 4 the career 300-yard game list behind two current Oklahoma assistant coaches in Cale Gundy (5) and Josh Heupel (14) and 2003 Heisman Trophy winner Jason White (7).
• Bradford’s one-yard plunge with 9:45 remaining in the second quarter marked the quarterback’s first career rushing touchdown.
• With 107 yards, junior running back Chris Brown recorded his second-career 100-yard game. Brown’s career high of 169 yards came against Baylor in 2006 on 24 carries.
• Brown ripped off five carries of 11-plus yards Saturday. The junior had two runs of 11 yards and runs of 16, 17 and 25 yards.
• Redshirt-freshman Ryan Broyles continued his impressive debut as a Sooner with three catches for 85 yards and two TDs. After recording the best debut by a wide receiver in last week’s win over Cincinnati, Broyles now has the best two-game debut in an Oklahoma uniform with 10 catches for 226 yards and three TDs.
• Senior wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias moved in to a tie with Eddie Hinton for sixth all-time in career touchdowns (12) with his 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
• Iglesias also moved ahead of Hinton to No. 4 in all-time receiving yards with his six catch, 65-yard performance Saturday. Iglesias moved to 1,916 yards ahead of Hinton’s 1,851 and behind Antwone Savage’s 2,009 yards. Iglesias also took over sole possesion of the sixth spot on the career receptions list with 141. The senior had previously been tied with Curtis Fagan with 135 and now trails Malcolm Kelly at No. 5 with 144 receptions.
• With his first-quarter strip of Washington QB Jack Locker and subsequent recovery, junior defensive back Brian Jackson recorded his first career forced fumble and recovery. Jackson followed the effort up with a second recovery in the second quarter.
|| By the Numbers
- With the win today, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops earned his 100th win, accomplishing the feat in 123 games.
- DeMarco Murray became Oklahoma’s 67th 1,000-yard rusher Saturday with 100 yards on 16 carries. Murray now has 1,076 career yards.
- Tight end Jermaine Gresham grabbed his 15th and 16th career touchdowns Saturday, moving the junior into a tie with Trent Smith for the all-time career lead for TDs by a tight end.
- Oklahoma eclipsed the 50-point mark for the eighth time since Bradford was named starting quarterback.
- Junior running back Chris Brown recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with 107 yards on Saturday.
- Sophomore running back Mossis Madu crossed the goal line twice Saturday for his first TDs of the season.
- Redshirt-freshman Ryan Broyles has played in just two career games as a Sooner. In those two games, the Norman, Okla., has snagged a touchdown in each, including two on Saturday.
|| Washington Game Notes
• Washington's game captains for today's game were cornerback Mesphin Forrester, fullback Luke Kravitz, quarterback Jake Locker and defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim.
• Four more true freshmen made their first career starts today for the Huskies: tailback David Freeman, safety Johri Fogerson and wide receivers Devin Aguilar and Jermaine Kearse, who were in as the Huskies started in a four-receiver set. Defensive tackle Senio Kelemete, tailback Chris Polk and tight end Kavario Middleton, also all true freshmen, have also started for the UW this season for a total of seven different true freshman starters on the year.
• Fogerson also became the 10th true freshman to play for the Huskies this season as he was not only making his first start, but also his first appearance. Fogerson was switched from tailback to safety on Tues., Sept. 2, after the Huskies' first game.
• Fogerson led the Huskies in tackles with nine, sharing the lead with Mason Foster.
• Redshirt freshman linebacker Cort Dennison also made his first UW appearance today, on special teams, while RS-freshman defensive tackle Nick Wood saw his first Husky action on the d-line in a goalline situation in the second quarter.
• Lastly on that note, RS-freshman tailback Brandon Yakaboski saw his first career game action and caught a 38-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
• Washington had committed only one turnover through its first two games (at Oregon and vs. BYU), but turned the ball over three times today, with three lost fumbles in the first half. The Sooners converted all three of the Huskies' fumbles into touchdowns.
• The Huskies' 15-play, 83-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, the one that resulted in the 15-yard run from Jake Locker, was the UW's longest of the season in terms of both yards (83) and time of possession (seven minutes, 56 seconds).
• Sophomore wideout D'Andre Goodwin led the Huskies in receptions for the third time in three games this year, finishing the game with nine for 82 yards.
• Locker, who ran for 44 yards on 12 carries, was once again the Huskies' leading rusher in the game, as he has been in all three game so far this year.
• Both Yakaboski and walkon wide receiver Tony Chidiac had their first career reception tonight. Yakaboski also notched his first career carry.