Oklahoma blows past the Aggies in College Station to improve to 9-1 on the season.
| First Downs
| Total Yards
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| OU - Bradford
| A&M - Johnson
| OU - Murray
| A&M - Gray
| OU - Broyles
| A&M - Tannehill
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Another fast
start, another easy win for Oklahoma.
Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes to four different
receivers, Chris Brown ran for three scores and No.
6 Oklahoma routed Texas A&M 66-28 on Saturday.
DeMarco Murray, Matt Clapp, Ryan Broyles and Juaquin
Iglesias had TD catches and Bradford had a touchdown
run for the Sooners (9-1, 5-1 Big 12), who set a single-game
scoring record for an opponent at Kyle Field.
Oklahoma was just as dominant as last week when
it beat Nebraska 62-28 and slipped from No. 4 to No.
6 in the BCS standings.
With Texas Tech and Oklahoma State left on the schedule,
the Sooners still have chances to impress the voters.
They left nothing to chance against the overwhelmed
Aggies (4-6, 2-4), building a 38-14 halftime lead and
tacking on 28 more points in the third quarter.
"You know how the BCS is going right now," said
Brown. "You just can't win by a nail-biter, unless
it's a very great team you're playing against. You
can get up on a team 35-0 in the first half and feel
like, well, the game's over. Not with us. We want to
keep pouring it on."
The Sooners have scored 231 points in four games
since a 45-35 loss to Texas.
Oklahoma led A&M 66-21 when Joey Halzle replaced
Bradford early in the fourth quarter. By then, Coach
Bob Stoops felt like the Sooners had earned enough
"There are still sportsmanship issues that
you do your best to handle," he said. "I
just think that's important. We played hard, let it
go for three quarters. What did we have? 62 points?
"You just have to choose sportsmanship over
BCS points. To me, in the end, it's the right way to
Oklahoma's high-scoring offense has overshadowed
the second-best defense in the Big 12. Stoops said
this was that unit's best performance of the season,
holding A&M 278 yards, forcing four turnovers and
getting four sacks.
"Our guys were great against the run, coverage,
everything was really solid," Stoops said. "We
got good pressure and we came up with big turnovers."
Cyrus Gray scored on a 98-yard kickoff return for
a touchdown and set an A&M record with 261 kick
return yards. But receiving lots of kickoffs was bad
news for the Aggies, who mustered only 26 yards rushing
and dropped to 2-5 at home.
"Going into this ballgame, I thought they were
the best football team I had seen on film and they
confirmed that by far," said A&M coach Mike
Sherman. "To say what the difference is, I mean,
they were a hell of a lot better than we were."
The Sooners have always struggled at Kyle Field
and an unranked A&M team beat No. 1 Oklahoma 30-26
here in 2002. But Oklahoma had no problems in this
one, piling up 653 total yards on 74 plays -- an 8.8-yard
Murray rushed for 123 yards and Brown ran for 117
against the Big 12's second-worst rushing defense.
Bradford completed 22 of 33 passes for 320 yards and
tied a school record with his eighth 300-yard game
of the season.
"His accuracy, his poise, running the whole
show out there, you couldn't ask for anything else," Stoops
said. "The guy's as flawless as they come."
So were the rest of the Sooners.
Oklahoma outscored its first nine opponents 180-27
in the first quarter and needed only 90 seconds to
score on the Aggies.
Murray broke a 70-yard run on the Sooners' second
play from scrimmage and Bradford scrambled for a 15-yard
touchdown with 13:31 left in the quarter. Oklahoma
scored on its first possession for the ninth time in
The Aggies went three-and-out on their first series
and Murray caught Bradford's 35th touchdown pass of
the season with 8:05 left in the first quarter.
On Oklahoma's next series, Bradford found Jermaine
Gresham for a 23-yard gain to the A&M 22 and Brown
scored with 5:44 remaining in the quarter. The 49-second
possession was Oklahoma's 13th touchdown drive this
season that lasted under a minute.
"We felt everything we did was right," Bradford
The Sooners outgained A&M 238-13 in the quarter.
Sherman gathered his team for a fiery pep talk before
the second quarter began.
"We were at a point where the game was getting
out of reach," Sherman said.
And it was -- Bradford threw a 28-yard TD pass to
Clapp with 14:27 left in the half to make it 28-0.
Gray returned the ensuing kickoff 67 yards to set
up Jerrod Johnson's 20-yard touchdown pass to Jamie
McCoy. Johnson dived into the end zone with 5:11 left
in the half to cut Oklahoma's lead to 28-14.
The Aggies were barely stemming the tide.
Broyles took a short pass from Bradford, evaded
five A&M defenders and got to the 5, setting up
another touchdown for Brown. Oklahoma got the ball
back with 34 seconds left and Stevens kicked a 42-yard
field goal on the second-to-last play of the half.
The Sooners had 423 yards and 18 first downs in
Johnson threw his first interception in 213 attempts,
tying the Big 12 record, in the third quarter when
Oklahoma linebacker Keenan Clayton picked off a pass.
Brown's 28-yard TD run with 8:39 left in the third
quarter pushed Oklahoma over 50 points for the sixth
time this season.
Stephen McGee replaced Johnson with 6:23 left in
the third quarter. McGee, a senior, won the starting
quarterback job in the fall, but he's missed all but
one play in the last five games with a shoulder injury.
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Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World: "So
much for the preliminaries. It's time for the main
event. And Oklahoma left little doubt here Saturday
afternoon at Kyle Field that it's more than ready to
rumble. The No. 6 Sooners (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) routed
Texas A&M, 66-28. It wasn't the mother road, but
this rout 66..."
From the College Station Eagle: ""With
ol' linemen they have, it's hard to move those
guys and that's what football is all about," A&M
linebacker Matt Featherston said. "You got to
whop somebody to make a tackle." A&M's special
teams helped out the offense with Gray's 67-yard kickoff
return in the..."
Mike Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
"OU’s 66-28 win was a stunning
break from tradition. "I was pleased that
we put it all together and played as soundly as we
did," Stoops said. He should be, regardless of
how much of a fist the Aggies are able to make these
days. No. 6 OU scored more points on the..."
John Rhode of the Oklahoman: "The
Iowa-Penn State score was announced at Kyle Field and
was greeted with a huge
roar from the 4,000 or so OU fans on hand. If we’re
to believe Stoops’ players, they’re not
particularly concerned with all the buzzes around them.
Several Sooners insist they didn’t..."
Tim Griffin of ESPN: "This team might be
better suited to challenge the
Sooners than any other -- particularly if it can play
like they did Saturday night against Oklahoma State.
It made history as only the second team since 1965
to win against a top 10 team after beating a No. 1
team the week before..."
From the College Station Eagle: "A
second-quarter stalemate kept the home fans interested,
at least, but with each Sooner touchdown in the third
quarter more and more
bleachers were exposed. Not even an animated team
huddle by Mike Sherman at the end of the first quarter
could stop the Sooners, who..."
John Shinn of the Norman Transcript: "OU
coach Bob Stoops didn’t seem amazed by his team’s
third straight romp, but he was impressed. “I
think it’s the team. It isn’t just the
offense, it’s all of it together,” he said.
Sam Bradford threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns.
DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown ran for..."
John Hoover of the Tulsa World: "On
his 21st birthday, Oklahoma quarterback Sam
Bradford threw a party. Some 85,603 Texas A&M
fans arrived early Saturday to watch Bradford play
pin-the-football-on-the-receiver and spin-the-defender.
He hit the Aggies over and over like a big maroon..."
Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News: "Scoring
more points than any
visitor ever has at Kyle Field in a 66-28 victory
over Texas A&M on Saturday might be a good start.
Oklahoma (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) has produced 186 points
in its last three games. Questions about the BCS are
inescapable for the Sooners..."
Jeff Walker of CBS: "Following the Red
Raiders' 56-20 win over No. 9 Oklahoma State on Saturday,
all that stands between Tech and its first Big 12 South
Division title is the second-hottest team in the conference
6 Oklahoma. The division title includes a trip
to the conference championship game..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "The running
attack continued to hum Saturday, igniting the
sixth-ranked Sooners to a 66-28 victory over Texas
A&M before 85,603 at Kyle Field. Murray led the
way with seven carries for 123 yards, as OU totaled
a season-high on the ground with 328 yards. Chris Brown..."
From the College Station Eagle: "OU
redshirt freshman Travis
Lewis had 12 tackles, his fourth double-digit tackle
game of the year. He now has 105 tackles on the season,
which ranks second all-time for Sooner freshmen behind
Brian Bosworth's 133 in 1984. OU running back DeMarco
Murray, who rushed for 124 yards, had..."
From the Houston Chronicle: "The
Sooners (9-1 overall, 5-1 Big 12) continued making
their case as perhaps the nation’s most powerful team
in the last quarter of the season. The Aggies (4-6,
2-4) trailed the Sooners 21-0 after one quarter and
38-14 at halftime. OU added four touchdowns in the
Clay Horning of the Norman Transcript: "Once
again, OU is a juggernaut with
the best quarterback in the nation, a buffet line of
receivers to throw to, even a bevy of dangerous tailbacks
to hand the ball. The defense hasn’t merely stiffened,
but is now scoring points of its own. And it’s
getting turnovers the way the very..."
Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World: "The
biggest mismatch of Oklahoma's football season — the
line versus Texas A&M's front seven — played
out Saturday at Kyle Field. "We knew we could
take advantage of their young defensive line, and their
linebackers weren't too physical," OU right guard..."
From the College Station Eagle: "Sam
Bradford rifled a 37-yard touchdown pass to Juaquin
Iglesias with 6:23 left in the third quarter. At that
point, the Oklahoma Sooners set a record for the most
points ever scored against Texas A&M at Kyle
Field. They went on to claim a 66-28 victory. "I'm
not looking for that," Oklahoma coach..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "Alexander
had two tackles and as a perpetual menace to the Texas
A&M backfield. For his efforts, Alexander was
named one of the defensive players of the game. The
Sooners, however, lost another defensive end to injury.
Stoops said after the game that senior Alan Davis suffered..."
From the Houston Chronicle: "OU
beat A&M so
bad it's hard to imagine the Aggies climbing back
into the same league as the Sooners any time soon.
The difference in talent level was, to say the least,
palpable. The Aggies close out their regular season
with road games at Baylor and Texas -- and then Sherman
needs to get..."
Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World: "His
team led 35-14, but Oklahoma's Jimmy
Stevens might as well have been attempting a game-winning
42-yard field goal with three seconds left in Saturday's
first half at Texas A&M. The pressure was that
severe. "I thought, 'If I make this, I still keep
my season alive..."
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Mike
Sherman took a frightening
look Saturday at the long climb ahead. His efforts
to return Texas A&M to the national prominence
it enjoyed two decades ago when he first came to Aggieland
as an assistant aren’t dependent solely on his
own team’s progress. Not when you play in..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "Oklahoma’s
two remaining opponents, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State,
made it into the Top 10 with better-than-average defenses.
Their worthiness will
be put to the test. The Sooner scoring machine continued
its Big 12 tour Saturday, demolishing Texas A&M
66-28 at Kyle Field..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "In
the third quarter, Franks scooped
up a fumble by Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee
running the option and raced 39 yards for the score,
which put Oklahoma ahead 66-21. “Dom is an excellent
athlete,” coach Bob Stoops said. “We had
a guy on the quarterback and a guy on the..."