Oklahoma defeated Cyclones, 17-7, in Ames on Saturday.
OKLAHOMA GAME NOTES
• Oklahoma improved to 67-5-2 in the all-time series against Iowa State. OU’s record in Ames rose to 33-2-1. Bob Stoops improved his coaching record against the Cyclones to 5-0.
• Saturday’s first-half shutout marked the first time OU had not scored a point in a half since the second half of the 2006 Texas loss. The last time Oklahoma was held scoreless in the first half was in its 17-10 loss to TCU in 2005.
• OU’s 7-0 deficit at halftime was the first time this season it had trailed at the midway point. The last time OU trailed at the half was in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when it was down 21-10 to Boise State. The last time OU trailed at halftime and came back to win was in its 34-24 win over Texas Tech last year in Norman. OU was down 24-17 at half.
• Iowa State converted just four of its 15 third-down attempts. On the season, Oklahoma’s opponents are converting just 30% (37-125) of their third downs. OU entered the game ranked 15th nationally in third-down defense.
• Oklahoma’s three turnovers tied a season high. The Sooners also gave the ball away three times in their loss to Colorado.
• D.J. Wolfe’s fourth-quarter interception was the seventh of his career and fourth this season. Wolfe recorded two INTs against Colorado on Sept.. 29 and one last week against Missouri.
• RS sophomore Auston English picked up his team-leading eighth and a half sack in the first quarter when he took down Iowa State QB Bret Meyer for a six-yard loss. Oklahoma, as a team, now has 26 sacks on the season. Entering the game Saturday, OU was ranked sixth nationally in sacks.
• Sophomore Jermaine Gresham was responsible for Oklahoma’s two longest plays of the game with catches of 18 and 30 yards. His long catch marked the Sooners’ 19th play of the season of 30-39 yards.
• Junior Manuel Johnson led all Oklahoma receivers with a season-high five catches for 46 yards. Johnson’s previous high was three catches against Texas.
• With 16 yards receiving against Iowa State junior Juaquin Iglesias moved to 10th on the Oklahoma receiving yards in a season list with 651 yards. Jarrail Jackson (1999) is ninth with 659 yards. Iglesias also moved to sixth on the OU kick return yards in a season list with 369 yards after picking up 25 on one return against Iowa State. Eddie Hinton (1968) is fifth with 376 yards.
• Sophomore Chris Brown’s two TD runs were his fourth and fifth of the season, all coming in the last two weeks. Brown picked up three touchdowns in last week’s win over Missouri.
• After recording no receptions in five games as a freshman in 2006 and his first four games this season, Brown has four catches in 2007, including one for nine yards against Iowa State.
• With his four catches against Iowa State, junior Malcolm Kelly jumped Eddie Hinton (1966-68) for sixth on the Oklahoma all-time career receptions list. Curtis Fagan (1999-2002) is fifth with 135 career receptions.
• Kelly also moved to second in career receiving yards with his 41 yards against the Cyclones. Antwone Savage (1999-2002) falls to third with 2,009 while Mark Clayton (2001-04) is the Oklahoma all-time leader with 3,241 yards.
BY THE NUMBERS
36:25 - The amount of time before Chris Brown scored OU’s first touchdown, marking the latest opening score this season. Previously, OU’s latest score was Jermaine Gresham’s one-yard TD catch against Texas with 39 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
26 - The combined carries of Chris Brown (13) and Allen Patrick (13), marking the third time this season the two have both hit double digits for carries in a game.
7 - RS freshman Sam Bradford hit seven different Oklahoma receivers marking the seventh game this season to do so.
43 - Garret Hartley’s 43-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was the first of the season between 40-49 yards and his sixth overall. Hartley’s long of the season was 53 yards against Utah State.
4:1 - Sam Bradford’s touchdown to interception ratio through the first seven games (20 TDs - 5 INTs).