September 1, 2009
Last Season: 12-2 (lost to Florida in the BCS title game). Returning Starters: 14 (5 offense, 9 defense). Key Game: vs. Texas, Oct. 17 in Dallas. For Oklahoma, which has won three straight Big 12 titles, it's all about the offense -- and the Sooners' defense is starting to come along, too. Oklahoma's prolific spread attack returns an array of skill players. Quarterback Sam Bradford, who threw for 4,720 yards and 50 touchdowns last season, is the Sooners' leader, while running backs DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown form one of the nation's...
January 9, 2009
What was billed as a track meet opened as a slugfest. Oklahoma's first drive stalled after Brandon Hicks sacked Sam Bradford for a 14-yard loss, and after crossing midfield on its first possession, Florida turned over the ball when Nic Harris intercepted a pass by Tim Tebow. Penalties killed the Sooners' next drive, and then Tebow began to find a rhythm, completing four passes for 50 yards to march the Gators to the Oklahoma 21 when the quarter ended, unexpectedly scoreless.
October 4, 2009
MIAMI, Oct. 3 -- Once Jacory Harris settled down and Miami's defense got rolling, the Hurricanes found the right combination for their biggest win in years. And for Sam Bradford-less Oklahoma, it was just another frustrating trip to South Florida. Harris survived a shaky start to throw three touchdown passes, Javarris James ran for a career-high 150 yards against the nation's top rush defense, and No. 17 Miami knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 21-20, on Saturday night in what will join some games from the 1980s as another...