Oklahoma Football Game Notes | 15 And Counting!

Oklahoma’s win over Texas last week and Alabama’s subsequent loss to Texas A&M left the Sooners all alone with the nation’s longest winning streak. That streak was extended by a game on Saturday night as the Sooners defeated TCU 52-31 to pick up a 15th consecutive win, dating back to last season. OU is currently on the seventh longest winning streak in program history and their their longest since winning 20 in a row over the 2000 and ‘01 seasons.

Game Notes

• Five true freshmen have started at quarterback in Oklahoma history: Darrell Royal (one game in 1946), Troy Aikman (one game in 1984), Jamelle Holieway (eight games in 1985), Cale Gundy (five games in 1990) and Caleb Williams tonight.
• OU has now registered winning streaks of at least seven games in a school-record seven straight seasons. Since 1980, only Boise State (11 straight seasons; 2002-12) and Alabama (10 straight seasons; 2011-20) have also posted winning streaks of at least seven games in seven consecutive years.
• In 86 games since the start of the 2015 season, OU has registered at least 500 yards of offense 57 times (525 total yards against TCU).
• The Sooners averaged a season-high 9.1 yards per play (525 yards on 58 plays).
• The OU defense prevented an opposing running back from gaining 100 rushing yards for the 18th time in the last 20 games.
• Oklahoma has outscored foes 84-23 in second quarters through seven games this season (TCU scored seven points in the second quarter).
• OU has registered at least one takeaway in 13 straight games and in 14 of the last 15, and is plus 13 in turnover margin during that span. The Sooners have committed only seven turnovers through seven games this season.
• TCU was 7 of 14 on third downs. This was only the second time in the last 15 games OU’s opponent has converted third downs at a 50% rate (Kansas State also converted 50% of third downs on Oct. 2).
• Nine Sooners caught at least one pass in the game. At least nine receivers have caught a pass in each of OU’s seven games this season.

Caleb Williams

• Became the first Oklahoma true freshman to start at quarterback since current OU assistant coach Cale Gundy in 1990 (Gundy’s first start was vs. Iowa State).
• Completed 18 of 23 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns (243.4 passer rating) and rushed nine times for 66 yards and a score. He compiled 361 total yards and accounted for five TDs in the game.
• His 295 passing yards and four passing TDs were both the most ever by an OU true freshman quarterback.
• His 261 passing yards in the first half were the most ever by an OU true freshman QB in any half (redshirt freshmen Sam Bradford had 350 passing yards vs. North Texas in 2007 and Spencer Rattler had 290 yards vs. Missouri State in 2020).

Kennedy Brooks

• Rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries (7.6 average). His TD came on a 2-yard run on the opening possession of the game. It was his 35th career rushing TD and seventh of the season.
• This was his 11th career 100-yard rushing game, and his seventh with at least 150 yards. It was his second straight 150-yard rushing game (had 217 last week vs. Texas).

Eric Gray

• Scored his first rushing touchdown as a Sooner on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. It was his ninth career rushing touchdown (he scored eight rushing TDs in two seasons at Tennessee).

Jeremiah Hall

• Recorded his third touchdown reception of the season and 11th of his career on a 17-yard play in the first quarter.

Jadon Haselwood

• Registered career highs of six receptions (tied) and three touchdowns, totaling 56 yards. His three touchdown receptions (on plays of 11, 16 and 7 yards) were the most by a Sooner since CeeDee Lamb had three against Texas in 2019.
• He now has five TD receptions this season and six in his career.

Michael Turk

• Averaged 59.7 yards on three punts (totaling 179 yards), which is the best single-game punting average in school history (minimum three punts). His average tonight broke the record set by Tress Way, who averaged 58.8 yards on six punts against Oklahoma State in 2009.
• He now has two of the top three single-game punting averages in school history (he averaged 58.0 yards on three punts last week vs. Texas; that figure now ranks third).

Full Game Notes (SoonerSports.com)

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