Post Game Notes, No. 8/9 Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29


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Sept. 25, 2010

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No. 8/9 Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29
Sept. 25, 2010 – Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio


  • Cincinnati Game Captains: Alex Hoffman (OL), Tom DeTemple (LS), Dan Giordano (DL).
  • Oklahoma won the toss and elected to receive. Cincinnati defended the north end zone.
  • The 58,253 attendance was the second largest home crowd for UC football, behind the 2002 game against Ohio State, also played at Paul Brown Stadium.  
  • Cincinnati recorded a season-high 461 yards of total offense.


  • QB Zach Collaros recorded his second consecutive 300-yard passing game. He finished with 23 completions and 38 attempts and 305 passing yards. He threw three touchdown passes and had one interception.
  • True freshman Anthony McClung recorded his first career reception, a 25-yard catch in the first quarter.
  • Jacob Rogers finished the game with three field goals, increasing his career points total to 288 – 25 points shy of reaching Jonathan Ruffin’s career record of 315 points.
  • Sophomore Patrick O’Donnell recorded a career-long 61-yard punt.
  • Armon Binns finished the game with three catches, extending his streak to 17 games with a catch. He has 19 catches in the last five games with two TDs.
  • Isaiah Pead passed his career high 18 carries (at West Virginia, 11/13/09) in the third quarter and finished the game with a career-high 21 carries and a season-high 169 rushing yards.
  • Tight end Adrien Robinson earned his first start and scored his second career touchdown in the fourth quarter, an 18-yard touchdown reception from Collaros.
  • John Goebel recorded his first touchdown reception on a 4-yard catch from Collaros in the first quarter.
  • JK Schaffer picked off a Landry Jones pass in the fourth quarter, Schaffer’s fourth career interception. His pick led to an eventual touchdown for UC, a 36-yard Zach Collaros pass to DJ Woods, bringing UC within two, 24-22.
  • Malik Bomar recorded a career-high 10 tackles. Reuben Johnson matched his career-high with eight tackles. Schaffer finished with a team-high 13 tackles, his second consecutive game to record double digit tackles.
  • DJ Woods matched his career-high with seven receptions and notched a career-high 171 receiving yards. He also recorded a season-high 25-yard punt return.
  • Sophomore Chris Williams earned his first start at safety in place of Drew Frey.



  • Oklahoma is 2-0 all-time against Cincinnati. The first meeting featured a 52-26 OU victory in Norman on Sept. 6, 2008.
  • OU has forced at least one turnover in 133 of Bob Stoops’ 150 games (all four games in 2010) after Jonathan Nelson forced a fumble recovered by Quinton Carter in the second quarter. The Sooners forced a season-high four turnovers on Saturday and have 12 in 2010.
  • The Sooners have at least one interception in 98 of the last 130 games following Jonathan Nelson’s pick in the second quarter.

With a sack to end the third quarter and another in the fourth, Jeremy Beal moved into a tie for second place at OU with 25 career sacks with Dan Cody (2000-04). He was also credited with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup on the night. He moved into sole possession of fi fth place for tackles-for-loss with 46, moving past Dusty Dvoracek (2001-05).

Broyles completed his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game, the longest active streak in the nation. He finished Saturday with 100 yards and has accumulated 858 yards during the streak. He moved into third place at OU for career receiving yards with 2,289 past Malcolm Kelly (2005-07) with 2,285.

The performance against Cincinnati was Broyles’ 11th 100-yard receiving effort. The 11 games is second only behind the 15 recorded by Mark Clayton (2001-2004).

Broyles finished the game with 10 receptions, marking the seventh time he reached double digits and the third time this season (12-Florida State and 10-Air Force). For his career, Broyles has 176 receptions and moved past Quentin Griffin (1999-2002) with 169 catches for third place all-time at OU.

Freshman defensive back Tony Jefferson had a career-high 12 tackles (11 solo). It was the fi rst double-digit tackle effort of his career. He has 20 tackles in his last two games.

Landry Jones had a career-high 36 completions off 51 attempts versus Cincinnati, eclipsing his previous best of 30 against Stanford (2009) and Florida State (2010). He has 92 completions in the last three games. With 370 passing yards, Landry Jones had his second 300-yard passing effort of 2010 and fi fth of his career.

Mossis Madu posted his fi rst touchdown on Saturday (rushing TD in third quarter) since the 2008 Big 12 Championship against Missouri. He had three TDs in that game and has nine in his career.

Dejuan Miller tied his career-long reception with a 37-yard grab in the second quarter. Miller also had a 37-yard reception against Baylor in 2009.

Murray recorded the 42nd rushing touchdown of his career in the first quarter matching Chris Brown (2006-09) for fourth place all-time at OU in the category.

With 53 all-purpose touchdowns (42 rushing, nine receiving and two on kick returns), Murray is tied for second in program history with Billy Sims (1975-79) with 53 and behind Steve Owens (1967-69) with 57.

He finished with 121 all-purpose yards on Saturday and ranks second all-time at OU with 5,318. He moved past Quentin Griffin (1999-2002) with 5,275 and trails only Joe Washington (1972-1975) with 5,881.

Murray’s touchdown run in the first quarter gave him 318 career points and moved him ahead of Tim Duncan (313) and in a tie for the fourth highest total with Billy Sims (318). Murray trails Tim Lashar (321), R.D. Lashar (328) and Steve Owens (342).

Jonathan Nelson became the fifth different Sooner to intercept a pass in 2010. The pick in the second quarter was the first of the season for Nelson and fourth of his career (three in 2009).

314: The yards gained by the OU offense in the first half, the second most yards gained by the Sooners in a half in 2010 (372 in fi rst half vs. Florida State). OU finished with 452 yards, its third game to go over the 400-yard mark.

42: Jimmy Stevens tied his career-long field goal with a 42-yard kick in the second quarter. His other 42-yarder came at Texas A&M in 2008.

13: Sophomore quarterback Landry Jones completed 13 straight passes in the first and second quarter.

9: Freshman receiver Trey Franks had his fi rst career rush in the second quarter, a nine-yard carry.

8: Freshman fullback Trey Millard hauled in a career-high eight-yard reception in the first quarter. Millard entered the day with four yards receiving and now has 34 on the season. He also had his first career touchdown with a five yard grab in the fourth quarter.

7: Wide receiver Ryan Broyles recorded his seventh straight game with 100 yards receiving. The streak is the longest active in the nation.

1: Frank Alexander (DE) made his first start of the season on Saturday and 10th of his career.



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