OU 51, OSU 48 (OT) | November 24, 2012 | Norman, Okla.
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|| Team Notes
Oklahoma improves to 9-2 on the season and 7-1 in the Big 12.
OU's home attendance averaged 85,243 this season, the highest per-game average in a season in program history.
OU has won seven straight Big 12 games in the same season since posting a seven-game streak in 2008.
OU played in the program's third overtime game and first since Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl (1/1/07). OU is now 3-1 all-time in overtime games.
OU is 2-0 in overtime games at home after also winning 37-30 over Baylor (10/22/05).
For the first time in school history, OU had three 100-yard receivers in the same game. Jalen Saunders (162) Justin Brown (146) and Kenny Stills (103) combined to accomplish the feat.
For the first time in school history, OU had two receivers with 10+ receptions in the same game. Brown had 15 catches to tie the school record, while Saunders had 10 receptions.
OU had 44 first downs, the second-most in NCAA history (45, Texas Tech vs. Iowa State, 10/11/03) and the most in OU history, surpassing the previous record of 39 vs. Missouri (12/06/08) in the Big 12 Championship.
Trailing 17-3 in the second quarter, today's comeback is OU's biggest since trailing Nebraska 17-0 in the Big 12 Championship (12/4/10). It's the sixth comeback of 14 or more points in the Stoops era.
After accomplishing the feat today and last week at West Virignia, OU had two 100-yard receivers in back-to-back games for the first time since doing so vs. Baylor (11/20) and Oklahoma State (11/27) in 2010.
OU has multiple punt return touchdowns in a season for the first time since 2004 after Jalen Saunders' 81-yard return in the fourth quarter.
With Saunders' 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, OU has two punt returns of 80+ yards in a season for the second time in school history. Antonio Perkins also had two such touchdowns in 2002.
|| Individual Notes
Landry Jones set Oklahoma records for completions and attempts in a game, going 46 of 71, passing the previous highs of 39 completions (Josh Heupel vs. Ole Miss, 12/31/99) and 62 attempts (Jones vs. OSU, 11/27/10).
Jones' 500 passing yards is third-most in a game in OU history.
Jones is now first in Big 12 history and third in NCAA history in career passing yards with 16,124 yards, passing Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (2005-08) who had 15,793 yards. Jones passed Harrell on a 17-yard pass to Jalen Saunders with less than five minutes to go in the second quarter.
Jones is now first in Big 12 history and fourth in NCAA history in career total offense with 15,756 yards. He passed Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (2005-08) who had 15,599 yards.
Jones became the first player in FBS history to have 3,000+ passing yards and 26+ touchdown passes in each of his four seasons.
Jones finished the game with 500 passing yards. It's his 26th career game with at least 300+ passing yards, his 12th game with 400+ yards and his third with 500+.
Jones had 285 passing yards in the first half. OU is now 23-1 all-time when Jones throws for 200+ yards in the first half.
OU is 31-2 when Jones throws for at least two TD passes after throwing three TD passes today.
Justin Brown tied an OU single-game record with 15 receptions, adding 146 yards. Both marks are career highs.
Brown surpassed his career high in receptions in a game with eight in the first half. His previous high was seven at Iowa State (11/3/12).
Kenny Stills finished with nine receptions for 103 yards, his sixth career 100-yard game.
Stills caught his 24th career touchdown and 11th of the season just before halftime.
Jalen Saunders recorded the eighth 100-yard game of his career and third this season with 10 receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown.
Saunders' 251 all-purpose yards is the sixth-most by an OU wide receiver.
Saunders had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, his first-career punt return TD.
Sterling Shepard had six catches for 65 yards, moving him into fourth on the OU freshman records list in receptions (38) and third in receiving yards (549).
Aaron Colvin had his fourth interception of the season and fourth of his career in the second quarter.
Colvin had his first two sacks of the season - the first in the second quarter for a loss of four yards and the second, a 10-yard loss, in the third quarter. Colvin previously had 0.5 sacks in his career.
Colvin became the first OU defensive back with two sacks in a game since Darien Williams had 2.0 vs. Iowa State (10/14/06).
Tony Jefferson recorded his seventh double-digit tackle game of the season with 14 tackles, a career high.
Jefferson's 105 tackles on the year is tied for third most by an OU defensive back in a season. He is the seventh OU defensive back to pass the century mark in a single season.
Michael Hunnicutt kicked three field goals in a game for the first time this season, connecting on kicks of 25, 45 and 30 yards. It was the eighth multi-field goal game of his career.
Hunnicutt's 45-yard field goal in the third quarter was a season long, besting his 42-yard FG at Texas Tech (10/6).
|| Team Notes
Game captains were Isaiah Anderson, Alex Elkins, Nigel Nicholas and Zack Craig.
For the third consecutive year, both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma were ranked entering the Bedlam Game. OSU was No. 22 in the Associated Press poll and OU was No. 14 by the AP.
Oklahoma State's 48 points scored represents its highest point total ever in the series, surpassing its previous best scored, which was a 47-0 win over the Sooners in 1945.
OSU's point total also marked the third year in a row and fourth time in the last five years the Cowboys have scored 40 points against the Sooners.
Oklahoma State held a 14-3 lead at the end of the first quarter despite running only 12 offensive plays. The Pokes were bolstered by linebacker Lyndell Johnson's interception and 46-yard return to the OU nine-yard line to set up their second touchdown.
For the 38th consecutive game, Oklahoma State had a scoring drive that took less than two minutes off the clock.
For the ninth time in 11 games this year, Oklahoma State had at least one scoring drive that took less than one minute off the clock.
For the fifth straight game, Oklahoma State's defense kept its opponent off the scoreboard on its first possession of the game.
The 75-yard Clint Chelf-to-Josh Stewart touchdown pass on the first play of the second half was OSU's longest play from scrimmage this season. It also marked OSU's sixth one-play touchdown drive this season.
Saturday's contest marked the first overtime contest for OSU since its 41-38 victory over Stanford in last season's Fiesta Bowl.
|| Individual Notes
Joseph Randle scored four touchdowns in the game. Barry Sanders is the only Cowboy with more in a game (five touchdowns against Wyoming, Kansas and Tulsa in 1988).
Joseph Randle's four rushing touchdowns moved him from 16th into ninth on the OSU single-season list with 14.
Joseph Randle moved past two-time consensus All-American Kendall Hunter and into sole possession of fourth place on the OSU career rushing touchdown list. With 40 career rushing scores, Randle only trails 1988 Heisman winner Barry Sanders (48), 1977 Heisman runner-up Terry Miller (43) and NFL and College Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas (43) on the Cowboy chart.
Joseph Randle bagged his fifth multi-touchdown game of the season and the 13th multi-touchdown game of his career. It was his third career game with four touchdowns.
Joseph Randle tallied 113 rushing yards for his seventh 100-yard game of the season and his first since the Cowboys' Oct. 27 contest against TCU.
Bolstered by a 75-yard touchdown grab on the first play of the second half, Josh Stewart finished with 11 catches for 150 yards. It was Stewart's fourth 100-yard game of the season.
Clint Chelf's 38-yard first-quarter run that set up OSU's first touchdown was the longest of his career.
Lyndell Johnson's first-quarter interception was his second of the season, with the first coming in the opener against Savannah State. His 46-yard return to the OU nine-yard line to set up the Cowboys' second touchdown was OSU's longest defensive return of the year.
True freshman receiver Blake Webb earned his first career start to become the 19th different Cowboy to make his first career start this season.