Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Football 45 – Kansas 20 | Notes & Quotes

M. Hofeld


Postgame Quotes

“Excited about the win, this was a strange one from even before the kick-off. Some ups and downs throughout the game, more ups for us. It took us a little to get on track.” – Lincoln Riley on getting the win

“I think we made a couple of mental mistakes. The penalties hurt on huge plays. [On a] punt return we calculated it as a 83-yard penalty. The penalties were really destructive early in the game.” – Riley on the penalties

“I thought that they were much more active. We had bodies in the backfield; we controlled the gaps in the run game, much better. We just missed a few tackles. We missed one on the sideline when Pooka popped one out on the goal line. We played more aggressive.” – Riley on the defensive line

“You feel a lot of progress and excitement about the progress. Part of today vivified that more and we have to continue to build depth. I like how we are flying to the football and how we’re hitting.” – Riley on the defense in general

“We wanted to show Kansas what a good Defense looks like.” – Ronnie Perkins on the defensive performance

“We want to [show] them that last year was fluke. We aren’t that type of defense anymore.” – Perkins on next week’s game against Texas


• Oklahoma won its 22nd consecutive true road game, the longest active streak in the country. The Sooners have not lost a true road game in five years (Oct. 4, 2014). It is the second-longest true road winning streak nationally in the post-World War II era (OU won 25 consecutive true road games from 1953-58 under Bud Wilkinson).

• OU has won 36 of its last 38 games (.947) against Big 12 opponents dating back to the 2015 season. Twenty-one of those 36 victories have been by at least 15 points.

• The Sooners have scored at least 34 points in 15 consecutive games (and in 26 of the last 27 outings). It is the longest streak in school history and tied for the third longest nationally since at least 1980.

• Saturday marked the 45th time in 59 games since the start of the 2015 season that OU registered at least 500 yards of total offense.

• Each of the last 15 meetings in the Oklahoma-Kansas series have been OU victories by at least 15 points. The Sooners have outscored the Jayhawks 648-206 in those contests (average of 43-14).

• By holding Kansas to 20 points, Oklahoma extended its streak of limiting opponents to 20 or fewer points to four games. It’s the longest same-season streak since 2006 when the Sooners beat Iowa State 34-9, Colorado 24-3, No. 23 Missouri 26-10 and No. 21 Texas A&M 17-16 in consecutive games.

• A total of 13 OU receivers caught a pass in the game. Seven receivers tied a team high with two catches.

• Kansas’ 22-yard first-quarter touchdown pass represented the first points allowed by the Oklahoma defense in an opening quarter this season.

• Oklahoma scored at least 20 points in the first half (21) for the 29th time in the last 33 games.

• The Sooners have scored at least 30 points in 41 of their last 43 games (29 and 28 in the others), and have won 39 of those 43.

Jalen Hurts

• Was 16 of 24 for 228 yards passing and two touchdowns, and also rushed 10 times for 56 yards and two TDs.

• Scored two rushing touchdowns on carries of one and five yards. It was his second game this season with multiple rushing touchdowns.

• Caught a 21-yard pass, his first reception as a Sooner.

• Has thrown 14 passing TDs and rushed for seven more scores through five games this season. He has multiple passing TDs in every game as a Sooner.

CeeDee Lamb

• Recorded his seventh receiving touchdown of the season and the 25th of his career. He has scored a receiving touchdown in every game this season.

• His 10-yard touchdown reception, in the first half, extended his streak of games with at least one TD catch to seven.

Trey Sermon

• Ran 11 times for 71 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 20 yards and a TD.

• He eclipsed 2,000 career rushing yards in the game and now has 2,036 to rank 29th in OU history.

• Scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season on a 2-yard run in the first quarter. It was his 22nd career rushing TD.

• Recorded his first receiving touchdown of the season and the third of his career on a 15-yard catch in the third quarter.

Rhamondre Stevenson

• Scored a touchdown for the fifth straight week, going 61 yards in the fourth quarter for his fifth TD of the season. Four of his five rushing touchdowns have gone for at least 20 yards.

• Ran five times for 109 yards and a TD (21.8 average). It was his second game this season with at least 100 rushing yards.

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