Oklahoma 23 – Nebraska 16 | The Streak That Ended And The Streaks That Remain Alive

Saturday marked the end of a streak for Oklahoma that covered the last 65 games. It was the first time that they failed to score at least 27 points since a 45-24 loss to Ohio State on September 17, 2016. The streak was the longest nationally since 1980.

While that streak came to an end, multiple others continued on. Here’s a look at some of the team game notes, from Saturday’s win over Nebraska, followed by some individual accomplishments.

Game Notes

• Oklahoma has now won each of its last four meetings against Nebraska played in Norman, dating back to the 2000 contest. The Sooners have won five of the last six overall meetings and hold a 46-38-3 series lead (24-16 in Norman).
• OU’s 23 points were its fewest in a victory since 2013 (20-17 home win vs. TCU). It was OU’s lowest point total overall since the 2016 season opener vs. Houston (lost 33-23).
• Saturday’s win was the Sooners’ 11th straight, tied for the second-longest streak in the country (with Texas A&M). This is Oklahoma’s 14th win streak of 10 or more games in its history and is its longest since winning 14 in a row in the 2016 and ’17 seasons (last 10 games of 2016 and first four of ’17).
• OU has not allowed a point in the second quarter in three games this season (Sooners have outscored opponents 51 0 in the period).
• The Sooners’ streak of consecutive games scoring at least 27 points came to an end today at 65 contests. It was the longest streak nationally since at least 1980.
• Oklahoma allowed Nebraska just 95 rushing yards on Saturday (2.5 per carry) and held QB Adrian Martinez to 34 rushing yards on 17 carries (he averaged 85.3 per game on the year entering the game). OU’s defense has allowed 100 or fewer rushing yards nine times in 14 games since the start of the 2020 season.
• The Sooners registered season highs of five sacks and 10 tackles for loss in the game. OU has totaled 44 sacks over its last 11 games (average of 4.0 sacks per game and a total of 274 lost yards) dating back to the Texas game last season. In the same time frame, OU has registered 88 tackles for loss (average of 8.0 TFLs and a total of 383 lost yards).
• OU has registered at least one takeaway in nine straight games and is plus-14 in turnover margin in that span.
• Oklahoma blocked a Nebraska PAT and returned it for a two-point conversion in the third quarter. It was OU’s first blocked PAT returned for a two-point conversion since Zack Sanchez at TCU in 2014, and OU’s first blocked extra point attempt since 2018 (Amani Bledsoe vs. Texas).
• Saturday marked the fourth time in series history that OU led Nebraska 7-3 at halftime (also in 1966, 1975 and 1976). OU has won each of those four matchups.
• Ten Sooners caught at least one pass in the game. At least nine receivers have caught a pass in each of OU’s three games this season.

Spencer Rattler

• Scored his second rushing touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career. He has scored a rushing TD in six of his last eight games.
• Completed 24 of 34 passes (70%) for 214 yards and one touchdown. He has thrown at least one TD pass in all 14 of his career starts.

Nik Bonitto

• This was his fifth career game with at least one full sack and fifth with at least 1.5 TFLs. He finished with five tackles (four solo) and one QB hurry.

Kennedy Brooks

• Recorded his 21st career rushing touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. He has scored a rushing TD in all three games this season and in six straight overall.

Isaiah Coe

• Blocked Nebraska’s PAT attempt in the third quarter that was returned by Pat Fields for a defensive two-point conversion.
• Tallied an OU career-best 2.0 tackles for loss. Both of his stops in the game were for lost yards.

Pat Fields

• Returned Isaiah Coe’s blocked PAT attempt in the third quarter 100 yards for a defensive two-point conversion.
• Finished the game with a season-high nine tackles (seven solo stops).

DJ Graham

• Notched his second career interception (and first of the season) with a one-handed grab inside the 10-yard line in the fourth quarter.

Jeremiah Hall

• Notched his first touchdown reception of the season and the ninth of his career on a 1-yard play on OU’s opening drive of the third quarter.

Jadon Haselwood

• Tied a career high with six receptions and notched a season-high 61 receiving yards.

DaShaun White

• Led the Sooners with 10 tackles (five solo, 0.5 TFL). He entered the game with five tackles on the season.

Follow us on Twitter: @SportsHeartland

Leave a Reply