Nebraska 10, OU 3 | Lincoln, Neb. | Nov. 7, 2009
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|| Oklahoma Game Notes
With the 10-3 loss, Oklahoma moved to 114-28 in 11 seasons under Bob Stoops. Under Stoops, OU is 75-16 vs. the Big 12, 35-5 vs. the Big 12 North, 33-13 on the road and 4-2 vs. Nebraska. Oklahoma leads the overall series against NU, 44-38-3, including an 18-22-2 mark in Lincoln. The Sooners have won four of the last five meetings in the series.
Oklahoma has not allowed a single point in the first quarter in 11 straight games dating back to last season (Missouri and Florida). The Sooners have allowed only three first-quarter points in the last 15 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 46 first-half points in nine games this season.
With just three points in the first half Saturday, Oklahoma failed to score a first-half touchdown for the first time since the 2008 Fiesta Bowl vs. West Virginia when Garrett Hartley had two field goals as the Sooners trailed 20-6 at halftime.
Oklahoma's three total points marked the lowest scoring total in the Stoops' era, surpassing the seven points in the 35-7 2003 Big 12 Championship loss to Kansas State. The game also marked the first time that OU had failed to score a touchdown since a 29-0 loss at Texas A&M in 1998.
Oklahoma held Nebraska to just 39 passing yards. The total marked the lowest of the season after OU held Idaho State to 66 passing yards. The lowest opponent passing total vs. a Stoops' team is 13 yards by Arkansas in the 2002 Cotton Bowl.
|| Oklahoma Individual Notes
With his fourth-quarter sack of Nebraska QB Zac Lee, Jeremy Beal upped his season total to 9.5 sacks and career total to 19. Beal moves into a tie with Kelly Gregg (1995-98) with his 19 career sacks, the eighth-best total in Sooner history. Beal entered the game seventh in the nation in sacks.
Chris Brown moved to No. 10 on the career rushing yards chart with 50 yards Saturday. Brown now has 2,734 career yards. Lydell Carr (1984-87) ranks ninth with 2,910 yards. Brown also ranks eighth with 577 career rushing attempts. De'Mond Parker (1996-98) is seventh with 579 attempts.
Ryan Broyles finished the game with eight catches for 74 yards. The performance marked the fourth time this season that Broyles has finished with at least seven receptions.
With 102 punt return yards, Broyles became the second Sooner this season to hit triple digits in a game in punt return yards after Dominique Franks had 100 punt return yards vs. Baylor.
Landry Jones 58 pass attempts ties a school record for pass attempts in game. Josh Heupel also had 58 pass attempts against Colorado in 1999. Jones' 26 completions tied a career high that the redshirt-freshman had hit on two previous attempts this season (Kansas, Kansas State).
Gerald McCoy's second-quarter fumble recovery marked the second of the junior's career and the first since the 2007 Texas game.
McCoy made his 36th consecutive start Saturday night to put the junior in a tie with Rick Bryan (1980-83) and Bob Slater (1981-83) for the second-longest consecutive streak start for interior defensive linemen. The record of 37 is held by Scott Evans (1987-90). The OU all-time record for consecutive starts at OU is 44 by Quentin Griffin (1999-2002).
Redshirt-freshman kicker/punter Tress Way connected on his first career field goal with a 28-yard kick with 24 second remaining in the first half. On the season, Way is 1-for-5 for field goals.
Way also had three punts over 50 yards with a long of 60 Saturday night to up his season total of kicks over 50 yards to 12. For the season, Way has three punts over 60 yards including a long of 71 against Miami.
|| By the Numbers
- Saturday night's crowd of 86,115 marked the fourth-largest road crowd to see the Sooners play (not counting neutral sites). The number marked the most ever to watch an OU-NU game in Lincoln.
- Seven different receivers caught Landry Jones' completions Saturday night marking the eighth time this season that at least seven Sooners registered a reception in a game.
6 - Adrian Taylor tied a career high with six tackles. Taylor had previously had six tackles against Florida in the 2009 BCS Championship Game. Taylor also tied a career high with two tackles for loss, previously accomplishing the feat against TCU in 2008.
3 - The Oklahoma offensive line starting combination stayed the same for the third consecutive game. From left to right, Trent Williams, Brody Eldridge, Ben Habern, Stephen Good and Cory Brandon. The combination is one of five starting combinations used this season by the Sooners.
1 - DeMarco Murray recorded his first start of the season as a wideout. The running back lined up in the slot to the right side while Chris Brown was in the backfield behind Landry Jones.