OU 42, K-State 30 | October 31, 2009 | Norman, Okla.
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|| Oklahoma Game Notes
With the victory, Oklahoma extends its home winning streak to 28 games, a program best. The current streak is the best in the nation. The Sooners have won 48 of their last 49 on Owen Field.
The Sooners have won four straight games against the Wildcats and own a 70-17-4 all-time record. OU is 37-6-3 against KSU in games played in Norman.
Oklahoma has not allowed a single point in the first quarter in 10 straight games dating back to last season (Missouri and Florida). The Sooners have allowed only three first-quarter points in the last 14 games. Kansas State was
the last opponent to score a TD in the first quarter (Oct. 25, 2008). In addition, the OU defense has allowed just 39
first-half points in eight games this season.
The opening scoring drive for Oklahoma recorded in the first 1:13 of the contest was the fastest touchdown since scoring in the first 1:10 of the 2008 Baylor game. The touchdown pass to Ryan Broyles was the fourth play of the drive, marking the ninth time this season that OU has recorded a score in five plays or less.
The Sooners scored 21 points in the first quarter for the second time this season, matching the total from the Idaho State game. It marks the third time this season that OU has scored 21 points in a quarter (21 vs. Tulsa in the second quarter).
Oklahoma's defense has recorded an interception in six straight games and has 11 in that span. OU has at least one interception in 94 of the last 122 games.
|| Individual Notes
DeMarco Murray logged his 30th and 31st career rushing touchdown tonight. Murray's 31 rushing scores ranks 13th all-time at OU.
Murray also posted his 40th career score with a touchdown reception in the game. Only seven other Sooners in program history have recorded 40 or more touchdowns (Greg Pruitt - 41, Adrian Peterson - 42, Chris Brown - 43, Joe Washington - 43, Quentin Griffin - 51, Billy Sims - 53, Steve Owens - 57).
Murray posted the 10th multi-touchdown game of his career and second this season (2 TDs against Idaho State).
Landry Jones' four touchdown passes ties the most thrown by Sooner quarterback against Kansas State (Eric Moore in 1996 and Jason White in 2004).
Jones completed the fourth game of his career with multiple touchdowns after tossing three against Idaho State, six against Tulsa and two at Kansas.
In his last three games, Jones has completed 76 passes for 796 yards and seven touchdowns.
Dejuan Miller posted career highs in both receptions (9) and yards receiving (94). The sophomore wide receiver caught his first career touchdown pass in the first quarter during his third career start.
Beal recorded 1.5 sacks to give him a team-leading 8.5 this season. Beal has a sack in five of the last six games. He entered tonight's game ranked eighth nationally. Beal also had 8.5 sacks last season, a mark that ranks 15th all-time.
With 18 career sacks, Beal is tied for 10th all-time at Oklahoma with Auston English, Reggie Barnes, James Goode and Tony Casillas.
With two first quarter touchdowns, Ryan Broyles has 10 scores this season. Broyles is the seventh player in Sooner history to have 10 or more receiving touchdowns in a single season.
The two-touchdown performance marked the third multi-score game of the season (3 vs. Tulsa and Idaho State) for Broyles and the fourth of his career (2 vs. Washington in 2008).
Mossis Madu finished with 118 yards on kickoff returns, marking his second game over 100 this season (Texas - 108).
|| By the Numbers
- Today's attendance, marking the 66th straight sellout (all under Stoops).
79 - OU has outscored its opponents 79-0 in the first quarter this season.
44 - Chris Brown's 44-yard rush in the second quarter was the second longest of the season for the senior tailback (career-best 48 yard rush vs. Miami). His only other 40-plus rush was in 2006 vs.Texas Tech (40).
40 - DeMarco Murray has 40 career touchdowns after scoring three today. Only seven other Sooners have recorded 40 or more touchdowns in their careers.
14 - Landry Jones completed his 15 passes, including a perfect 10-for-10 in the fourth quarter.
10 - Ryan Broyles has 10 touchdowns this season and became the seventh player in OU history to have 10 or more in a single season.
5 - Sophomore linebacker Austin Box made his fifth career start on Saturday and the first of the year. Box's addition to the starting lineup marked the first change in the defensive starting lineup this season.
3 - Adrian Taylor and Auston English each blocked extra points by KSU. The blocks were the second and third of the season. Marcus Trice blocked a punt vs. Idaho State.