Sunday, September 4, 2011

No. 1 Sooners destroy Tulsa, 47-14


Landry Jones re-established his connection with All-American receiver Ryan Broyles, Dominique Whaley ran for four scores in his debut and top-ranked Oklahoma routed Tulsa Saturday night, 47-14.

Jones threw for 375 yards, Broyles came up just shy of his own school receptions record with 14 for 158 yards and the Sooners (1-0) extended the nation’s longest home winning streak with their 37th straight win on Owen Field.

Broyles’ 4-yard touchdown catch put Oklahoma up 30-0 with 4:23 left before halftime, and Tulsa (0-1) never mounted a challenge in Bill Blankenship’s first game as head coach.

The Sooners opened at No. 1 for the first time since 2003, after holding the top spot for only two weeks over the past seven seasons. They were selected as the preseason favorite after a solid finish to last season that included the end of a five-game losing streak in BCS bowl games.


nnelson 11 years, 3 months ago

Great point. The Associated Press included a box score with the final score, which did not make it online. The final score has been added. Thanks for pointing that out.

Nick Nelson

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