Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma 66 – Baylor 33 | Notes & Quotes

M. Hofeld

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Quotes

“Another really good win. I’m proud of this team. We had a lot of adversity and a lot of distractions with some of the guys that were out that are obviously some important players for us. It was kind of funny thinking, pre-game – I was sitting there at the coin toss and thinking, ‘we’ve got five captains and we’ve only got four of them here and only two of them are dressed’ and it’s been like that a little bit and yet we still find a way to win and beat a much-improved Baylor team. I’m very proud of the way our guys played and responded. We had some points in the game where, all three sides together, we played some of the best ball we’ve played all year. Like any game, there’s going to be things to improve on in all three and we’ll continue to work hard at those, but we’re learning, we’re growing, and we’re doing it while we’re winning. That’s always a really good thing.” – Lincoln Riley’s opening statement

“He set his alarm wrong on Thursday night, was with his mom and mom was in town and they were spending some time together and he set his alarm wrong and we have a practice here on Friday mornings, and we have a policy that, if you’re late to that practice, if you’re a starter, you don’t start, and if you’re a guy that we’re dressing, you don’t travel. So, it’s just a policy we stick by. Wasn’t anything egregious, wasn’t a big issue, wasn’t a huge issue behind our walls. We knew Austin (Kendall) was going to play in the first series and then Kyler (Murray) was going to go from there … Things happen. If it happens any other time during the week … you probably run a guy a bit extra and move on, but that’s just a big policy we have, doing that morning practice the way we do it. No, I’m not disappointed – there’s two different kinds of mistakes: there’s egregious ones that are intentional. You know what, sometimes, I set my alarm wrong, too. It happens, it happened, we dealt with it and moved on. It was not a very big deal within these walls at all.” – Riley on why Kyler Murray didn’t start

“The first play, I have to give credit to the line, especially Creed Humphrey. Once I saw him, I just got behind him and just had to run to the endzone. The other one Kyler (Murray) threw it out to me and I just had to make it to the down and distance and run.” – Marquise Brown on his touchdowns

“Everything on this football field, as a receiver, is very mental. Honestly, I can’t tell you that I am planning to make a one handed catch this game. I try and honestly for me to catch that one I was like ‘wow this is getting out of hand. I need to catch with two hands’ and then the next thing you know, I caught it.” – CeeDee Lamb on difficult catches

“It was just Kyler being Kyler. I have seen this for years so it is nothing new to me. But his impact is always huge. You know it always starts with the QB so once he gets going it always gets us going. Whether it is a good run or an amazing throw it gets the momentum going and we start rolling from there.” – Lee Morris on Kyler Murray

“It makes my job a lot easier, you know, you can throw Marquise a three-yard bubble and he’ll take it 50 yards, I can throw a ball high and CeeDee leaps, running backs for days, and we have young guys, too, that’ll go off, so it makes my job a lot easier.” – Kyler Murray on being efficient 

Notes

• The Sooners improved to 33-4 overall, including 22-2 at home, as the No. 6 team in the AP poll.
• Oklahoma improved its all-time record against Baylor to 25-3, and to 13-1 against the Bears in Norman.
• QB Kyler Murray tied the school record with seven total touchdowns (six passing, one rushing), matching Baker Mayfield’s seven passing touchdowns at Texas Tech in 2016.
• Oklahoma set school records for passing yards per attempt (18.78), yards per completions (25.17) and team passer rating (317.77).
• The Sooners’ 66 points scored were their most since 2016 in a 66-59 win at Texas Tech, and tied OU’s second-most ever against a Big 12 opponent (77 vs. Texas A&M in 2003; 66 at Texas Tech in 2016 and 66 at Texas A&M in 2008).
• Oklahoma scored at least 60 points for the second time this season, and the 58th time in program history. OU has scored 60 points twice in a season for the first time since 2015 (63-27 win over Texas Tech and 62-7 win at Kansas).
• The Sooners have scored at least 50 points 17 times since the start of the 2015 season when Lincoln Riley arrived in Norman (45 games).
• Oklahoma produced 607 yards of total offense (432 passing, 175 rushing). It was the 65th time OU has gained 600 total yards in a game, and the second this year.
• The Sooners averaged 11.24 yards per play (607 yards on 54 plays) — tied for the third-highest average in program history.
• Oklahoma scored at least 20 points in the first half for the 17th time in the last 19 games.
• Kyler Murray compiled an astronomical 348.0 passer rating, completing 17 of 21 passes (.810 completion percentage) for 432 yards and six touchdowns. The passing efficiency is an Oklahoma record, Big 12 record and the highest passer rating by an FBS player since at least 1996 (available statistics).
• Murray is only the fourth QB in Big 12 history to complete 80 percent or more of his passes, throw for over 400 yards and have six passing touchdowns in a game, and the first since 2012.
• His four passing touchdowns in the first half were the most in a first half since Baker Mayfield had five at Kansas State in 2015.
• Murray has thrown for at least three touchdowns in four straight games, and has multiple passing touchdowns in each game this season.
• His 86-yard yard third-quarter TD pass to CeeDee Lamb was OU’s longest play from scrimmage this season, and tied for the seventh-longest pass in program history.
• Marquise Brown tallied five catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 26.4 yards per reception. It was his seventh career 100-yard receiving game.
• Brown scored touchdowns on receptions of 24 and 50 yards. It was his first multiple-TD game of the season and the second of his career.
• His 50-yard touchdown reception was his 11th reception of at least 50 yards in his 19 games as a Sooner.
• Lee Morris caught two first-half touchdowns, recording his first-career multiple-touchdown game.
• Morris now has five TDs on eight career receptions.
• CeeDee Lamb scored his fourth touchdown of the season and 11th of his career with an 86-yard reception from QB Kyler Murray in the first quarter.
• Austin Seibert has kicked 23 straight touchbacks, dating back to the end of the UCLA game. He has 35 touchbacks on 37 kickoffs this season. The only two returns went for 15 yards each (one each vs. FAU and UCLA).
• Kennedy Brooks finished with a career-high 107 rushing yards on eight carries (13.4 average) and two touchdowns. It was his first career 100-yard rushing game.
• Brooks scored touchdowns on runs of 34 and 49 yards. He now has three rushing touchdowns this season. The 49-yard run was his longest of the year.
• Kenneth Murray totaled a team-high 17 tackles in the game, giving him 45 tackles in the last two outings. He has 64 total tackles on the season after recording no tackles in the season opener against FAU (averaging 16.0 tackles per game after the opener).
• Murray recorded his third sack of the season for a 7-yard loss in the second quarter, forcing a Baylor punt.
• Curtis Bolton finished the game with 16 tackles, and has totaled 39 stops in the last two contests.

 

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