Oklahoma roars past Missouri, 38-17, for conference title in San Antonio.
• With its 38-17 win over Missouri, Oklahoma
head coach Oklahoma improved its record against Missouri
to 65-23-5 and won its 18th out of the last 19 games
Stoops is now 5-0 against the Tigers.
• Oklahoma earned its fifth Big 12 Championship
(2000, ‘02, ‘04, ‘06, ‘07)
and its 41st conference title overall. OU also became
the first team in conference history to win back-to-back
Big 12 titles.
• Oklahoma is now 7-12-2 vs. AP’s No.
1-ranked teams and 7-5-2 when the Sooners are also
ranked. OU is also 46-29-2 when both the Sooners and
their foes are ranked in the AP’s top 10. Oklahoma’s
last win over the AP’s No. 1-ranked team was
in 2000 when the Sooners defeated Nebraska, 31-14,
en route to its seventh national championship.
• With the win Oklahoma advanced to its sixth
BCS bowl game. OU is 2-3 in those games, appearing
in all four BCS bowls once, including two appearances
in the Orange Bowl. In its last BCS appearance, Oklahoma
lost 43-42 to Boise State in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.
• With his two first-half rushing TDs, sophomore
RB Chris Brown upped his season total for rushing TDs
to eight. It marked the fourth time in Brown’s
career to pick up multiple TDs in a game and his second
against Missouri as Brown hit pay dirt three times
against the Tigers on Oct. 13.
• For the second consecutive week, the OU defense
repelled its opponent from the one-yard line. With
Missouri within three feet of six points and on second
down, the OU “D” stuffed two consecutive
runs forcing the Tigers to settle for an 18-yard field
goal. OU stopped Oklahoma State on four straight downs
from the one-yard line in last week’s game, recovering
a fumble on fourth down.
• After picking up 19 yards on the opening
kickoff of the second half, junior WR Juaquin Iglesias
moved to No. 2 on the OU career kick return yards list
with 994 yards. Iglesias passed Antwone Savage (1999-2002)
who had 993 yards and now sits behind Buster Rhymes
(1980-84) who has
• Freshman DE Jeremy Beal recorded his first
career sack against the Tigers. As a team, the Sooners
sacked Daniel two times on Saturday night and upped
their season total to 31.
• Senior RB Allen Patrick continues to close
out his Sooner career in style. After picking up a
career-high 202 yards and three TDs against Oklahoma
State last week, Patrick finished Saturday’s
game with 88 yards and a touchdown.
• Sophomore TE Jermaine Gresham caught his
11th TD of the season in the third quarter, equaling
Travis Wilson (2004) at No. 2 on the OU TD receptions
in a season list. Mark Clayton (2003) is tops with
• Senior TE Joe Jon Finley caught his third
TD in two weeks with his four-yard reception in the
fourth quarter. Finley also had his hand in on Oklahoma’s
three rushing TDs as the Sooners backs ran behind him
on their six-point plays.
• The Oklahoma offensive line gave up zero
sacks for the fifth time of the season. Coming into
the game, OU had only allowed 0.9 sacks per game. The
school record for fewest sacks allowed in a season
was set last season with 1.1.
QB Sam Bradford
• RS freshman QB Sam Bradford passed for his
34th TD of the season when he hit senior TE Joe Jon
Finley in the fourth quarter, jumping his position
coach Josh Heupel (1999) for third on the OU TD passes
in a season list.
LB Curtis Lofton
• Junior LB Curtis Lofton collected his third
interception of the year when he picked off Mizzou
QB Chase Daniel in the third quarter and returned it
26 yards to the Missouri seven-yard line. Lofton also
had interceptions against Utah State and Texas Tech.
• It was also Lofton’s second collection
of a Missouri turnover on the season as the junior
picked up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown
against the Tigers on Oct. 13.
62,585 - Saturday’s attendance at the Big
12 Championship of 62,585 was the third lowest in Big
12 Championship history
119 - Chris Brown’s first rushing TD marked
the 119th consecutive game that Oklahoma has scored
66 - Junior P Mike Knall’s 66-yard punt in
the first quarter marked his career long and the Sooners’ long
of the season. The previous long for both was a 60-yarder
against Texas Tech on Nov. 17.
33 - Sophomore DE Auston English returned to action
in the first quarter for the first time since injuring
his right ankle against Texas A&M on Nov. 3.
12 - Career touchdowns by sophomore TE Jermaine
Gresham who is now just five touchdowns away from setting
the OU career record for TD receptions by a TE.
9 - The 2007 season is the ninth straight season
that Oklahoma has advanced to a bowl game.
5 - With no points in the first quarter,
OU was held scoreless in a quarter for only the fifth
time on the season.
5 - Senior TE Joe Jon Finley collected five receptions,
a career high. Finley’s previous high was four
against UAB in 2006.