Sunday, October 26, 2008

OU vs. Kansas State: Post Game Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Frank Alexander shines: Freshman defensive end Frank Alexander played by far his most minutes of the year Saturday, rotating in for both Auston English and Jeremy Beal from the third series on. His biggest play was a rush off the right end late in the first half, when he hit quarterback Josh Freeman despite being held by tackle Edward Prince. His backside sack forced a fumble that DeMarcus Granger recovered for the Sooners' third takeaway in four K-State possessions. (Tulsa World)

Venables on OU's defense: The Sooners aren't dominating either, giving up 32 points a game against Big 12 competition. Said defensive coordinator Brent Venables, "We're just giving things away, playing sloppy. That's what's discouraging and frustrating. We're in position and we're turning guys loose and we're not playing with any discipline." (The Oklahoman)

OU's record first half: Oklahoma's 55 points in the first half tied an Oklahoma program record for points in a half. OU had previously posted 55 points against Kansas State in the second half of its 1942 matchup. The point total is the highest ever in the first half, topping the previous record of 52 against Rice in 1978. (SoonerSports.com Statistics)

In a hurry: 1:45 - Of its eight scoring first-half scoring drives, Oklahoma's longest lasted only 1 minute and 45 seconds.

Injury report: Wide receiver Manuel Johnson watched the game with his arm in a sling after dislocating his elbow last week against Kansas. Tight end Brody Eldridge missed his second game with an ankle injury, although he did suit up. During the game, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy appeared to injure his left foot or ankle midway through the third quarter. He returned in the fourth, and did not appear to be limping afterward. Gresham was knocked woozy during a K-State kickoff midway through the third. He didn't return, though offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said the Sooners simply were being cautious. (Tulsa World)

Even in victory, OU defense has fans in despair: Tulsa World

Iglesias' catch ignites offense: Tulsa World

Sooners play takeaway defense: Tulsa World

Box hurt early, but recovers: Tulsa World

OU Report Card: Tulsa World

OU Report Card: Tulsa World

Stoops and Snyder -- A classic moment: Tulsa World

Even in victory, OU defense has fans in despair: The Oklahoman

Murray totals 167 yards in OU rout of Wildcats: The Oklahoman

OU off and running again: The Oklahoman

K-State turnovers turned the tide: The Oklahoman

OU report card -- D for defense: The Oklahoman

Play of the game -- Fourth-down gamble that paid off: The Oklahoman

What they're saying in the K-State locker room: The Oklahoman

A win's a win: Norman Transcript

Victory not what it ought to be: Norman Transcript

Sooners respond to challenge: Dallas Morning News

In game of ups, downs, Sooners made plays that counted: Star-Telegram

K-State rallies early, but is no match for Sooners: Star-Telegram

Oklahoma rolls to 58-35 win over Kansas State: Kansas City Star

Oklahoma eases past K-State: Topeka Capital-Journal

Sooners dazzle K-State: Wichita Eagle
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