Oklahoma Game Summaries

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  1. jca312

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    Oklahoma Game Summaries

    The Oklahoma Sooners bounced back a week after a devastating overtime loss to rival Texas in the Red River Shootout to collect their second Big XII win with a 31-16 win over the Kansas Jayhawks. The Sooners were led by Player of the Game tailback DeMarco Murray and tight end Jermaine Gresham. Murray carried the ball 30 times for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gresham hauled in 6 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

    Oklahoma started off a little sluggish and looked to be suffering from an emotional hangover after last weeks huge disappointment and trailed at the half 10-7. After a spirited halftime talk in the lockeroom, the Sooners came to life in the second half outscoring the Jayhawks 14-0 in the 3rd quarter on a 13-yard touchdown reception by Gresham and a 1 yard touchdown run by Mossis Madu. 3 minutes into the fourth quarter, Murray put the game away on a 15 yard touchdown run, his second of the day. His first was a 56-yard scamper off the right tackle 15 seconds after Kansas opened the scoring on the first play of the 2nd quarter.

    Sam Bradford completed 12 of 21 passes on the day for 223 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 picks. Sophomore receiver Jameel Owens added 96 yards on 4 catches. Jeremy Beal led the defense with 12 tackles, including 1 for a loss.

    Oklahoma was able to pull out the victory, despite being dominated in most statistical categories for the game. The Jayhawks had 4 more first downs, gained 9 more yards, and forced 3 turnovers, while the Sooners couldn't force 1.

    Oklahoma will now root for Oklahoma State next week when they square off against the Texas Longhorns as they try to claw their way back to a Big XII South title. It looks to be an uphill battle the rest of the way for the Sooners who can't afford any more slip ups in a season that had a lot more promise before last week's Red River Shootout.
     
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    At least i know 1 team/coach is rooting for me.. even if it is a big rival for us lol..
     
  3. ZepHead

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    The Big XII South race keeps getting more and more interesting every week! LOL @ OU rooting for OSU :D
     
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    Gotta do what you gotta do right? :D
     
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    Oklahoma Sooners barely get by the Kansas State Wildcats, 35-31 in Norman. Once again the Sooners got off to a slow start and trailed most of the first three quarters. DeMarco Murray was held in check most of the day, but Sam Bradford and Jermaine Gresham were able to rescue the Sooners listless offense. Gresham had another big game, while Bradford had his first 300-yard passing game of the season. The Sooners need to pick up their play if they have any hope of keeping their slim title hopes alive.
     
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    The Oklahoma Sooners and Norman said goodbye to at least one star, senior Jermaine Gresham, and possibly two others, junior quarterback and tailback Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray, yesterday with a 28-19 victory over their hated rival Oklahoma State Cowboys. Murray, who was lost for five weeks last week, could only watch from the sideline as his replacement, M Madu tool the opening kickoff straight up the middle of the field for a touchdown. Although the Sooners would never trail, they were dominated by the Cowboy offense all day.

    "We really missed DeMarco today." Coach Bob Stoops said of his star tailback "We just couldn't keep our defense off the field. The defense and special teams really carried us today and we were fortunate to win that game."

    The Sooners held the Cowboys to two field goals after two long drives that stalled out inside the five yardline, returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and recovered a late fumble which the offense was able to punch in for a touchdown sealing the victory. The rushing attack was never able to gain traction and the offense struggled mightily for it all game long.

    The Sooners now have to sit back and hope for the best in the Conference Championship games. With Penn State locked into the title game at 12-0, the Sooners will need the Florida Gators to beat Alabama in the SEC Championship game and hope that neither Florida nor Texas jump them in the BCS Rankings. Texas faces the very real possibilty of beating Oklahoma in the regular season and watching them play in the title game while they miss out fir the second year in a row.

    "If Florida can win, then we'll have a real mess. You'll have four one loss teams, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, and the winner of the Big XII Championship game, all vying to play Penn State in the title game. One day we'll do this right and have some sort of playoff, but for now, this is what we've got." Stoops said of the BCS

    Oklahoma finishes the year 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big XII with their lone loss coming in overtime in the Red River Shootout.
     
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    Good win bro.. You played great. I didn't do enough to win. That opening kickoff made a big impact on the game. I was coming into the game so hyped and you took it to the house. Really, it took a lot of emotion out of myself as head coach and the players. All night, i couldn't kick right. Good luck guy!
     
  8. ZepHead

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    Wait, so who is Nebraska playing? Texas?
     
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    Yep, you got Texas. Good luck man.
     
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    The Sooners cap their 2009 campaign as Sugar Bowl Champions after a 30-18 victory over the Oregon Ducks. The game was not as close as the score. The Ducks were able to hang tight in the 1st quarter, but Jermaine Gresham's 2nd touchdown in the 2nd quarter, along with a fumble recovery in the endzone basically put the game away. The Sooners added 3 field goals in the 2nd half which was enough to allow them to relax even when Oregon scored two 4th quarter touchdowns. The Sooners finished the season 12-1.
     
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    There is hope in Norman...

    In a shock move, Sam Bradford has decided to stay for his senior year. It seems that rebuilding mode will be held off for one more year, although, Coach Bob Stoops and staff will have to figure out how to replace Mackey Award winning TE Jermaine Gresham, who graduates, and Heisman Trophy finalist RB DeMarco Murray, who will forgo his senior year to enter the NFL draft. RS Junior SS Quinton Carter, has also decided to forgo his senior year for the big money lure of the NFL, while SO K Jimmy Stevens has decided to transfer to play for Stoops' brother Mike at Arizona. The Sooners will look to add a few extra recruits to soften the blow of the departures.
     
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    uh oh! what about that freshman phenom scrambler QB? you gotta keep him happy next year
     

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