OU 65, Texas A&M 10 | Norman, Okla. | Nov. 14, 2009
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|| Oklahoma Game Notes
With the victory, Oklahoma extends its home winning streak to 29 games, a program best. The current streak is the best in the nation. The Sooners have won 49 of their last 50 on Owen Field.
The Sooners lead the all-time series with Texas A&M, 18-10, after winning the last seven meetings.
Following the 65-point outing, OU has scored 60 or more points in 13 games under head coach Bob Stoops. Tonight's game was the ninth time to score 60-plus against a Big 12 opponent. OU also accumulated 640 yards of offense, marking the 36th time in school history to eclipse 600 yards of offense.
OU scored 28 points off Texas A&M miscues (four turnovers and a muffed punt) tonight and has converted 13 turnovers on the season into 90 points.
The Sooners scored 42 points in the first half, the most in a single half this season (41 vs. Idaho State).
The Sooners recorded a 62-point turnaround with tonight's 65-10 win after scoring three points at Nebraska last week. The offensive turnaround is the biggest since the 1980 Sooners scored 82 points against Colorado after a 14-point performance against Stanford.
With Brian Jackson's 52-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, Oklahoma's defense has produced a score in three games this season (D. Franks' 85-yard INT at Kansas and F. Alexander's FR vs. Idaho State). It was the longest fumble recovery by a Sooner since Keenan Clayton's 53-yard return against Texas Tech. Under head coach Bob Stoops, the Sooners have scored 35 defensive touchdowns. It was the first career score for Jackson and the second career forced fumble for Frank Alexander (first of 2009).
Oklahoma allowed its first points in the first quarter this season after Texas A&M's field goal. OU had not allowed a point in the first quarter in 11 straight games dating back to last season. Texas A&M's touchdown later in the quarter was the first allowed in the last 16 games by OU in the first quarter. Kansas State was the last opponent to score a TD in the first quarter (Oct. 25, 2008).
|| Individual Notes
Ryan Broyles recorded his first career rushing touchdown with a 25-yard score in the first quarter. He later added a TD reception in the second quarter. Broyles has 12 TDs on the season and 18 in his career (one passing, one punt return and 17 receiving).
Broyles hauled in his 100th career reception in the first quarter becoming the fastest Sooner in program history to reach that plateau. He is the 15th player in OU history to reach the triple-digit mark but the only Sooner to have at least 100 in their first two seasons (Malcolm Kelly with 95 receptions in 2005-06 held the previous high in first two years).
Broyles' touchdown reception in the third quarter was the 60th catch of the season. He is the 10th Sooner to have 60 or more receptions in a season (Juaquin Iglesias had 74 and Jermaine Gresham had 66 in 2008).
The two-touchdown performance marked the fourth 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).
DeMarco Murray posted the 42nd career touchdown with two touchdown scores into a tie for sixth place all-time with Adrian Peterson - 42. He trails Joe Washington - 43, Chris Brown - 45, Quentin Griffin - 51, Billy Sims - 53, Steve Owens - 57).
Murray posted the 12th multi-touchdown game of his career and third this season (Idaho State and Kansas State).
Murray tied a school record for receiving yards by a running back with 143. He is tied with Virgil Doyle who had 143 against Colorado in 1962.
Murray recorded a career-long 67-yard reception for a touchdown in the third quarter. His previous best was a 64-yard catch against Texas earlier this season. Murray has nine career plays of 60 or more yards (five for touchdowns).
With 223 all-purpose yards, Murray passed Steve Owens, Adrian Peterson and Greg Pruitt to move into fourth place all-time at OU with 4,495.
Jones completed the fifth game of his career with multiple touchdowns after tossing five today against Texas A&M (tied the most by a Sooner QB against the Aggies).
Jones' 392 passing yards is a career best and the seventh most in school history. Jones also tossed for 336 vs. Tulsa earlier this season.
LB Travis Lewis finished the game with 10 tackles, marking the fourth time this season that he has had double-digit tackles (10th of career). Lewis had a season-high 13 tackles vs. BYU and also had double digits against Kansas (12) and Miami (10).
Jeremy Beal recorded 1.5 sacks to give him a team-leading 11 this season, the fourth best for a single season at OU. Beal has a sack in seven of the last eight games. He entered tonight's game ranked seventh nationally. Beal With 20.5 career sacks, Beal moved into a tie for sixth place all-time at Oklahoma with Aubrey Beavers (1990-93).
Beal had 1.5 tackles for loss on Saturday and has 16 tackles for loss on the season and has already matched his 2008 total. He entered today ranked eighth in the nation.
Chris Brown upped his career touchdown total to 45 tonight after posting two scores and remains in fourth place. It marked the third multi-touchdown game of the season and the 15th of his career.
Redshirt-freshman punter Tress Way had to 50-yard punts (55 and 57) and has 14 on the season of 50 or more yards. For the season, Way has three punts over 60 yards including a long of 71 against Miami.
Eric Mensik made his first career start on Saturday. He is the fourth Sooner to start at tight end this season (Eldridge, Hanna and Ratterree).
Mensik later switched jersey numbers in the second half (No. 69) and played right tackle.
Adron Tennell posted the first multi-touchdown game of his career. He had two TDs entering today for the season and three in his career.
Mossis Madu moved seventh place at OU for kickoff returns yards in a season. Madu had 70 yards tonight on three returns and has 427 yards on the season.
|| By the Numbers
Today's attendance, marking the 67th straight sellout (all under Stoops) and a season high.
Landry Jones had a career-high 392 passing yards, the seventh best total in school history.
OU has outscored its opponents 93-10 in the first quarter this season.
The Sooners have scored 60 or more points in 13 games under head coach Bob Stoops (nine in Big 12 games).
OU scored 51 unanswered points following Texas A&M's TD in the first quarter.
Jaz Reynolds recorded a career best 44-yard reception in the third quarter.
Sophomore kicker Patrick O'Hara hit his first career field goal (26 yards) in the third quarter.
Ryan Broyles finished the first half with seven receptions marking the fourth time this season he has caught seven or more passes in a single half (school record).
Defensive end Frank Alexander made his first start of the season and sixth of his career.
Jonathan Nelson recorded his first career interception with a pick in the third quarter.
|| Texas A&M Notes
Junior quarterback Jerrod Johnson surpassed a trio of single season school records in tonight's game against Oklahoma, and now has set four season school records after 10 games in 2009. Against Oklahoma, Johnson surpassed A&M's season marks for completions (222), attempts (381) and passing touchdowns (22). The old marks were: 212 completions by Kevin Murray in 1987, 364 attempts by Stephen McGee in 2007, and 21 passing touchdowns by Johnson in 2008. He already owned the record for touchdown responsibility that he increased to 29). He increased his season passing yards to 2,722 and now trails Reggie McNeal's single season record of 2,791 in 2004 by 69 yards. He needs three more yards of total offense to become the third Aggie to reach the 3,000-yard level in single season yards (McNeal and McNeal are the others).
The 10 first quarter points by the Aggies were the first points allowed by Oklahoma in the first quarter in 2009. Oklahoma came into the game with a 79-0 advantage in the first quarter. OU led A&M, 14-10, after the first stanza.
Sophomore quarterback/wide receiver Ryan Tannehill saw the most extended action of his A&M career at quarterback. Tannehill has only attempted (and completed) two passes previously, but came in and completed 3-of-7 passes for 52 yards. He also contributed two catches for 20 yards and both receptions produced first downs.
The Aggies started four true freshmen -- wide receiver Brandal Jackson, running back Christine Michael and offensive guard Patrick Lewis on offense and cornerback Dustin Harris on defense. Another true freshman, Ryan Epperson, started at punter.
True freshman Ryan Epperson punted nine times and put four of his boots inside the OU 20-yard line. Only one of Epperson's punts was returned and it was for no gain.
Senior safety Jordan Pugh started his 34 career game, which is tops on the defense and on the team, while offensive lineman Michael Shumard started his 27 straight game, which leads the offense.
Game captains were junior Jerrod Johnson (offense), junior Michael Hodges (defense) and sophomore Lionel Smith (special teams).
Senior linebacker Derek Dumas (Crawford, Texas) was the 12th Man today against Oklahoma for the fourth time this season and the sixth time of his career.