October 31, 2005

(10/31) Callahan Denies Gesture, Sooners to Practice then off and OU Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Callahan denies throat slashing gesture: Nebraska coach Bill Callahan said Monday that he didn't make a throat-slashing gesture while arguing with an official during the Cornhuskers' loss to Oklahoma. Callahan appeared livid after Kejuan Jones' 17-yard touchdown run that gave the Sooners a 31-17 lead in the fourth quarter Saturday. OU won 31-24. Callahan engaged in an animated discussion with referee Steve Usechek after the touchdown. The coach was arguing that Oklahoma should have been penalized for holding on the play. Videotape showed Callahan raising his right arm, index finger extended, and making a motion from left to right across his throat. The Big 12 Conference was reviewing the video Monday, spokesman Bob Burda said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. (News-Day)

Sooners to practice then time off: Players will practice today through Thursday, then take off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (NewsOK.com)

Oklahoma Sooner Articles

OU's Long goes from outhouse to penthouse: The Oklahoman

Gutierrez hurts elbow vs. Huskers: The Oklahoman

Sooners have improved, but are they ready for the rankings?: The Oklahoman

OU Questions and Concerns: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Uses Some Trickery In Nebraska Game: KOTV

Sooners have plenty to celebrate: Norman Transcript

Suddenly, OU looks good: Dallas Morning News

A.D. back in form: Oklahoma Daily

'D' bends, but holds on: Oklahoma Daily

Peterson, Sooner D rough up NU: Lincoln Journal Star

OU just another game for Taylor despite familiarity: Daily Nebraskan

100th Bedlam Kickoff Set for 2:30

Bedlam Kickoff Time Set: ABC has set the starting time for Oklahoma's game with Oklahoma State for 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26. It will be the regular season finale for both teams. The Big 12 Conference's television partners are yet to complete their selections for the Nov. 12 games. ABC has placed a hold on both that game and the Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game for its 11 a.m., time slot. The decision as to which game ABC will choose will come on Sunday. If the OU-A&M game is not selected by ABC, it could go to FSN for a 6 p.m., kickoff. FSN, which must wait for ABC's selection before it can announce its own, will choose either that game or Colorado-Iowa State. There is no word yet on television or starting time for Oklahoma's game at Texas Tech on Nov. 19. (SoonerSports PR)

October 30, 2005

(10/30) Peterson Yards Combined, Injury Report, Dream came true and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Venables Proud of Defense: Defensive coordinator Brent Venables' mother passed away Tuesday night, and several players said they wanted to get a win in honor of his loss. The Sooners had nine sacks and allowed just 283 yards. "It's almost overwhelming the support you sometimes don't realize you have until you're faced with some tough situations," Venables said. "Collectively, we kind of all pulled through it together." (Dallas Morning News)

Peterson yards combined: Peterson's 36-yard TD run on his second play from scrimmage totaled more yards than his last four games combined. Peterson did not play against Baylor but tallied four yards on 16 rushes against Kansas State, Texas and Kansas. (Sooner Sports Release)

Gutierrez Injured: The sophomore running back suffered what's believed to be a dislocated elbow with a possible small fracture. The injury to his right arm came in the first quarter and Gutierrez did not return. He had the elbow iced and in a sling. (Injury Report from NewsOK.com)

Dream came true: Senior cornerback Chijioke Onyenegecha said he dreamed of making an interception against Nebraska and returning it for a touchdown. That's exactly what he did in the second quarter. Onyenegecha jumped in front of Zac Taylor's pass and dashed 63 yards to give OU a 21-3 lead. "Before the play, I told [safety Reggie Smith] that I was going to jump into the flats," Onyenegecha said. "I jumped it, and he threw it right there. I focused on watching the ball into my hands, and I caught it." (Dallas Morning News)

Peterson the Difference Maker: "You can't put what he means to us in words," OU fullback J.D. Runnels said. "You can tell the difference between Adrian with the ankle (injury) and plain old Adrian." Plain old Adrian is the type of player capable of breaking big runs on any play. The Sooners had been without it in their previous three games. They'd also lacked the ability to wear down a defense. Peterson brought that to the table Saturday, too. "He's a hard man to take down," Nebraska defensive lineman Jay Moore said. "I had him a couple times and he's strong. He's a heck of a back, you know. He’s by far the best we've played so far." (Norman Transcript)

Sooners Streakin: Oklahoma has now won is last 12 straight regular season contests against the Big 12 North Division, dating back to the Sooners' last trip to Nebraska in 2001 when the Huskers prevailed, 20-10. (Sooner Sports Release)

Sooner Football Articles Around the Globe

Sooners hold off Nebraska in Lincoln: SoonerSports.com

A healthy Peterson leads Sooners past Cornhuskers: The Oklahoman

Run on fake field goal sets up Sooners' game-winning TD: The Oklahoman

Inside the Box Score: Dvoracek's interception: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Sooners only one win from a bowl: The Oklahoman

Nebraska QB Taylor gracious with Sooners: The Oklahoman

Coaching call -- Taking the wind: The Oklahoman

Venables thankful for support: The Oklahoman

Good win warms Sooners on breezy day: The Oklahoman

Winning always the best tradition: Norman Transcript

Big win in Lincoln: Norman Transcript

Sooners stop Nebraska surge: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma continues to salvage season: Ft. Worth Star Telegram

Peterson, Sooner D rough up NU: Lincoln Journal Star

Blackshirts discover Peterson is the real deal: Lincoln Journal Star

Stoops' gambles pay off: Lincoln Journal Star

Peterson, Oklahoma Knock Off Nebraska: Washington Post

Sooner is better: Omaha World Herald

Sooners repel Huskers: Charlotte Observer

Sooners hand Huskers 2nd straight home loss: Arizona Republic

OU’s Peterson back: Lawrence Journal World

Oklahoma Holds Off Nebraska: The Ledger

October 29, 2005

Hello Peterson, Oklahoma Defeats Nebraska

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Oklahoma defeats Neb. 31-24: Adrian Peterson ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns and Oklahoma held off Nebraska's comeback bid to win 31-24 Saturday, giving the Cornhuskers back-to-back home losses in the same season for the first time since 1968. Peterson, coming off an ankle injury that limited him for a month, scored a 36-yard touchdown on his first carry. He added a 2-yard TD run in the second quarter as Oklahoma broke out to a 24-3 lead. Nebraska put together two straight TD drives in the second half to pull within a touchdown before the Sooners escaped with their first win in Lincoln since 1987. The Huskers, who lost 34-31 to Texas Tech here on Oct. 8, dropped consecutive home games for the first time since losing three in a row 37 years ago. Oklahoma (5-3, 4-1 Big 12) won its third straight and extended its regular-season winning streak over North Division opponents to 12. The Sooners haven't lost to a North team since a 20-10 defeat at Nebraska in 2001. Nebraska (5-3, 2-3) has now lost three of its last four after a 4-0 start. (Yahoo! Sports)

Oklahoma Quick Stats...

Rhett Bomar 15-29, 170 yards, 0 TDs, 0Ints

Adrian Peterson 24 rushes, 142 yards, 2 TDs, 58 long

More to come

October 28, 2005

(10/28) No Change for Baker, But a Change in Surface, and Oklahoma Football Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

No change for Baker: Sophomore free safety Lewis Baker was responsible for Baylor's late, long touchdown pass last week. But coaches said Baker has been playing well and that they don't anticipate a change at the position. "Lewis has been playing awfully good," coach Bob Stoops said. "He understands the mistake he made. It's just a situation we've got to learn from, and hopefully not (have) happen again." Baker, a converted linebacker, started the first two games of the season at strong safety. He has started the last two at free safety. Co-defensive coordinator Bobby Jack Wright, who coaches the secondary, said Baker got caught too close to the line of scrimmage while disguising a pass coverage, and wasn't able to get back to his deep position in time. (NewsOK.com)

Change in Surface: Saturday's game will mark the first time this season Oklahoma has played on an artificial surface. It also will be just the second true road game for the Sooners, who lost at UCLA in their first one. Two weeks ago, they beat Kansas in a contest held in Arrowhead Stadium at Kansas City, Mo. They also played Texas in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. (Husker Extra)

Articles Spanning the Nation on Sooner Football

Ah You has taken long road back: The Oklahoman

Gutierrez making most of chance: Norman Transcript

Huskers, Sooners Get History Lesson On Rivalry: KOTV

Parity leaves OU's season uncertain: Enid News

A Fading Rivalry: Oklahoma Daily

Sooners must battle Cornhuskers, Lincoln: Oklahoma Daily

It's still Oklahoma at Nebraska - sort of: Dallas Morning News

Someday, Huskers and Sooners will be back among the best: Kansas City Star

It just doesn't seem like Oklahoma week: Lincoln Journal Star

Stuntz not averse to talking his 15 minutes of fame: Lincoln Journal Star

OU backups excel in Peterson's absence: Lincoln Journal Star

Sooners still very talented: Grand Island Independent

Sooners, Cornerhuskers will rise: News & Observer, NC

NU prepares for fierce Sooner pass rush: Huskers.com

NU-OU weird for Taylors: Huskers.com

Sooners seek sweep of Big 12 North: SoonerSports.com

October 27, 2005

(10/27) Venables Sad news, Center Jon Cooper to leave?, Peterson Watch and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Sad news: GNEXTINC.com thoughts and prayers are with Brent Venables & Venables family. Venables's mother, Nancy Schumaker, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 58. Funeral arrangements for Nancy Schumaker were pending Wednesday. Venables plans to coach on Saturday at Nebraska.

Cooper to leave? Hearing that possibly, freshman center Jon Cooper, could be leaving University of Oklahoma after the fall semester. Cooper, will most likely head back to Colorado.

Daily Peterson Watch: OU tailback Adrian Peterson practiced Wednesday and was close enough to full-speed that coach Bob Stoops sounded optimistic he would play Saturday at Nebraska. "My feeling is there's a decent to good chance he'll be ready to go," Stoops said. Peterson sprained his ankle Oct. 1 against Kansas State. He played sparingly against Texas and Kansas but didn't play Saturday against Baylor. Also expected to return are receiver Travis Wilson (ankle) and cornerback Eric Bassey (thigh). (NewsOK.com)

Runnels can shake, bake: The Oklahoman

Peterson will play in Nebraska game: The Oklahoman

Bomar's recent play has Stoops talking: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Glenn awaits his Texas prep rival: Omaha World-Herald

If they could stop time: Omaha World-Herald

No regrets for Norman native: Omaha World-Herald

Despite Sooner roots, Taylor's family backs Zac all the way: Lincoln Journal Star

NU NOtes -- Teaching the tradition: Lincoln Journal Star

Clint Ingram aspires to greatness: SoonerSports.com

October 26, 2005

(10/26) Neb. hopes for shot at AD, OU-NEB Rivalry, Peterson watch and much much more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Neb. hopes for a shot at AD: Nebraska linebacker Bo Ruud said Tuesday that he and his teammates welcome the opportunity to face Peterson, OU's All-American running back. "He's a great player and you always want a team's best shot," Ruud said. “I personally would kind of like him to play because he's their best player and one of the best running backs in the nation. I'd like to play against him." (NewsOK.com)

OU-Neb Rivalry: Athletic director Joe Castiglione said Oklahoma-Nebraska is still "the classiest rivalry in college football." It didn't seem like it last season when Nebraska coach Bill Callahan ran out of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium calling OU fans "[expletive] hillbillies." They returned in kind by throwing oranges onto the field as the Sooners marched toward the Orange Bowl. "I think there were a lot of unfortunate circumstances around that whole day," Bob Stoops said. "I don't think Bill means that by any means. There's no bad blood, at least not on our part." (Dallas Morning News)

Peterson Watch: Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson, who has missed all or most of the last three games with an ankle injury, is getting more repetitions in practice than he has the past two weeks. "He's improved," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "We're more encouraged than we have been at any other time. We'll still need to see what happens later on in the week. There's just a difference in practice and making those cuts on gameday. (NewsOK.com)

No regret for Neb. Quarterback and Norman native: Oklahoma only called a time or two, maybe talked to Zac Taylor at summer camps, and then it wasn't long before the realist in Taylor took over. The Sooners weren't too interested in the quarterback even though he was right there in their back yard. And Taylor, although OU football was all he had ever known, was OK with it. Taylor will be Nebraska's starting quarterback Saturday when he plays against OU for the first time. Growing up in Norman, Okla., he always had hopes of it being the other way around. (Omaha World-Herald)

Did you Know? Some perspective for restless OU fans: According to statistics released this week by the media-relations department at Illinois, Oklahoma has played the third-most freshmen (12) in NCAA Division I-A -- behind Arkansas and Duke and ahead of Kentucky. The Sooners (4-3, 3-1 Big 12) are the only team among the four with a winning record. The record of the other teams combined is 4-17, 0-12 in conference games. (Star-Telegram)

Down year not getting to Stoops: The Oklahoman

Gutierrez makes the most of unexpected opportunity: The Oklahoman

Tulsa Union DB gets offer from Sooners: The Oklahoman

OU's 1955 and 1956 national champions -- Where are they now?: Norman Transcript

Historic rivalry: Norman Transcript

Oklahoma Football Notepad: Norman Transcript

Jones shines as NFL's leading rookie receiver: Oklahoma Daily

Norman's own, Taylor brings irony to rivalry: Dallas Morning News

OU hillbilly talk fades away: Omaha World-Herald

Huskers getting off on the wrong foot: Omaha World-Herald

Husker coach praises OU defense: Lincoln Journal-Star

OU coaches have faith in running backs: Husker Extra

Different Stoops emerges: Knoxville News Sentinel

October 25, 2005

(10/25) Peterson says he's ready to go, More Injury updates and Articles.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Peterson says he's ready to go: Running back Adrian Peterson said he will be ready to play this week against Nebraska after sitting out Saturday against Baylor in hopes of finally getting over a sprained ankle. In his first public comments in weeks, Peterson said he was happy to see Jacob Gutierrez run for 173 yards as the Sooners won in double-overtime. But Peterson made it clear he's itching to get back on the field. "Sitting down was the best thing for me instead of going out there and trying and suffering another injury or something like that," Peterson said after Monday's practice. "But when the game started, I couldn't believe that I couldn't get out there and play." (Dallas Morning News)

More on Wilson, and Hickson injuries: Wilson remains OU's leading receiver (19 catches for 241 yards) despite missing the last two games with an injured foot. However, the senior receiver said Monday that he feels good, and he should play Saturday at Nebraska. The prognosis for backup running back Donta Hickson isn't as good. Hickson, who has 115 yards rushing this season, injured an ankle last week in practice. He sat out the Baylor game and might have to miss the Nebraska game. Hickson did not practice Monday. "No, (he's) still very limited," Stoops said. "He's more unlikely (to play)."(NewsOK.com)

Cornhuskers' Taylor was once a Sooner faithful: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Gutierrez seizes chance, game ball: Oklahoma Daily

OU's Peterson -- 'I'll be ready to go': Norman Transcript

Huskers getting off on the wrong foot: Omaha World-Herald

OU coaches have faith in running backs: Lincoln Journal Star

Injured Sooners practice: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Sooners seek Sweep of Big 12 North: SoonerSports.com

October 24, 2005

(10/24) Hartley honored, Stoops on OU backs and Oklahoma Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Hartley Special Teams Player of the Week: Oklahoma's Garrett Hartley is the SBC Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore kicker made all three of his field goal attempts, including a pressurized try at the end of the first overtime, to help the Sooners knock off Baylor, 37-30, in double overtime Saturday on Owen Field. It marks the second consecutive week that an OU player has received one of the weekly Big 12 awards. Rufus Alexander captured the defensive honor for his play against Kansas. Hartley's three field goal makes represented a career high. He was good on attempts from 32, 25 and 39 yards. The latter of those came at the end of the first overtime and forged a 30-30 tie. The kick also forced the second overtime period in which OU prevailed on a 21-yard pass from Rhett Bomar to Juaquin Inglesias. Hartley made the extra point after that play before Baylor's ensuing possession. Hartley made all three of his point after touchdown kicks and booted four touchbacks on kickoffs. Other Big 12 honors for the week went to Missouri quarterback Brad Smith on offense and Iowa State cornerback LeMarcus Hicks on defense. (Sooner Sports Release)

Stoops hopes to have back his running backs: After Oklahoma's top three tailbacks on the depth chart -- Adrian Peterson, Kejuan Jones and Donta Hickson -- missed Saturday's game, OU coach Bob Stoops said Sunday he hoped to have all of them back for the Nebraska game. However, he said he can't be sure at this juncture. Peterson missed the game because of an ankle injury suffered on Oct. 1, Jones was suspended for what a source said was a curfew violation and Hickson sat out with an injured ankle. On Jones, Stoops said Sunday that the senior would be back playing this week. As for Hickson, Stoops said: "It's an ankle and we'll see (about his availability)." Peterson has been hobbled the past three games, but the game against Baylor was the first time he didn't test the ankle. (NewsOK.com)

No one knows what they'll get from Sooners and Huskers: The Oklahoman

OU questions and concerns: The Oklahoman

Taking the good with the bad: Norman Transcript

Sooners don't have time to feel fortunate heading to Nebraska: Oklahoma Daily

Stoops sees struggles in victory: Dallas Morning News

Sooners make due without Peterson: Lincoln Journal-Star

October 22, 2005

Oklahoma escapes lost to Baylor 37-30 2OT

Sooners edge Bears: Rhett Bomar threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Juaquin Iglesias in the second overtime to lift Oklahoma to a 37-30 win Saturday night against Baylor and maintain the Sooners' perfect record in the series.The Bears' hopes for their first win against Oklahoma ended when Shawn Bell's fourth-down pass fell incomplete. The Sooners rushed out onto the field in jubilation, and Baylor players walked to the locker room with their helmets in their hands. The win moved the Sooners (4-3, 3-1 Big 12) above .500 for the first time this season and continued an undefeated streak against Baylor, which has lost all 15 games against Oklahoma in a series dating back to 1901. The Bears (4-3, 1-3) rallied from 11 points down to pull within two on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Bell to Dominique Zeigler with 1:17 left. Bell then scrambled for the 2-point conversion to tie it. A desperation pass by Bomar fell incomplete as time expired in regulation, and the teams exchanged field goals in the first overtime period. After consecutive runs by Jacob Gutierrez to start the second overtime, Bomar dropped back on third-and-6 and found Iglesias in the right corner of the end zone. The completion gave him a career-high 269 passing yards and the Sooners the win. With Adrian Peterson out with a sprained ankle and backup Kejuan Jones suspended, Gutierrez was forced to make his first start at tailback and had 173 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. (Yahoo! Sports)

OU gets past Baylor in OT, 37-30: Dallas Morning News

Baylor Pushes Oklahoma to the Wire in Double OT, OU Wins

Oklahoma - 37, 479 yards offense
Baylor - 30, 294 yards

Final/Double OT

Player Att Yds Lg Avg TD
Gutierrez, Jaco 28 169 28 6.0 2
Patrick, Allen 15 49 7 3.3 0
Bomar, Rhett 8 -17 5 -2.1 1
Totals... 51 201 28 3.9 3

Player Cmp Att Yds Lg Int Sck TD
Bomar, Rhett 23 41 248 34 2 4 0
Totals... 23 41 248 34 2 4 0

(10/22) Oklahoma Celebrates Homecoming, Baylor respects OU talent and gameday articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Baylor respects OU talent: The Sooners (3-3, 2-1 Big 12) have won all 14 meetings against the Bears (4-2, 1-2). But this is, without question, the closest Baylor has been to OU's level in years. "I have a lot of respect for Oklahoma and their talent," Morriss said. "They are kind of a sleeping giant right now, especially offensively. They've got the talent; they just haven't put it together yet." OU's best offensive player, running back Adrian Peterson, should dress. It's unclear if he will actually get more than a handful of carries, though, if any. His status is a game-time decision. (Dallas Morning News)

Oklahoma Homecoming: Oklahoma celebrates homecoming when Baylor visits Owen Field on Saturday. The game is scheduled to kick shortly after 6 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports Net. The broadcast will mark the 36th consecutive game that Oklahoma has played on TV. The streak will extend to 37 straight after ABC announced that the network will show the Nebraska game on Oct. 29 in Lincoln. The Sooners, playing at home for the first time since Oct. 1, hope to string together their first back-to-back victories of the season after last week’s 19-3 triumph over Kansas at Kansas City. (SoonerSports.com)


Dvoracek making most of second chance: The Oklahoman

Alexander shines through OU struggles: The Oklahoman

OU-Baylor Storylines: The Oklahoman

A quick reminder for fans headed to Norman: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Friendly competition: Norman Transcript

Play well from the start and the issue goes away: Norman Transcript

Oklahoma-Baylor Preview: Dallas Morning News

Freshman wideout Kelly regaining stride: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Playing field levels for OU-Baylor: Waco Tribune

Baylor vs. Oklahoma -- Five things to watch for: Waco Tribune

Tim Griffin: Alamo Bowl eyes big names: San Antonio Express

BAYLOR AT OKLAHOMA: Houston Chronicle

Sooners find gem in frosh receiver Kelly: KU sports

October 21, 2005

(10/21) Fans expect tighter security and Sooner Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

OU Fans expect tighter security tomorrows game: As Oklahoma prepares to host Baylor in Big 12 football action this Saturday, fans planning to attend are reminded of procedures relating to their visits to Gaylord Family -- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. As recommended in a recent letter from OU President David Boren to season ticket patrons, all those attending the game are encouraged to arrive early to allow for security checks at stadium gates. To expedite stadium entry, fans are encouraged to travel light. Only those bags or items required for medical or child care needs, a woman's small purse, and/or an empty, clear personal-sized container suitable for drinking water will be permitted. Prohibited items include all bags, backpacks, video cameras, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs, and large purses ( larger than 10" by 10"). Security personnel will strictly enforce this ban on these items and patrons are not permitted to bring more than one acceptable bag into the stadium. The university also has discontinued pass outs for those individuals wishing to exit the stadium and return during the game. Only re-entry precipitated by an emergency will be considered. Fans that depart for emergency situations will only be allowed to re-enter with a pass out check and ticket. Those departing the stadium for any reason other than an emergency will not be permitted to re-enter. A complete guide for attending games at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is available on the OU Athletics Department's official Web site, SoonerSports.com. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with all procedures to enhance their enjoyment of the games. (Sooner Sports Release)


Bomar, Kelly make key connections: The Oklahoman

Mildren's option -- more broadcasting: The Oklahoman

Bears could pose threat to Sooners: Oklahoma Daily

Trying to get bowl eligible: Norman Transcript

OU, Baylor fans expect tighter security: Dallas Morning News

Defense lifts less-than-vintage Sooners: Waco Tribune

October 20, 2005

(10/20) Peterson Update, Cummings Surgery and Oklahoma Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Peterson Update: OU coach Bob Stoops said a decision on tailback Adrian Peterson's status for Baylor probably will not be made until Friday, and perhaps not until Saturday. Stoops said Peterson, who is nursing a sprained right ankle, went through limited participation in practice Wednesday. "We backed him off by the end (of practice)," Stoops said. "Friday, we'll probably have a better feel. It's a day-by-day deal. It is getting better. How much better it will be by Saturday, we'll see." (NewsOK.com)

Cummings Surgery: Freshman tight end Aaron Cummings underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a broken ankle, according to Stoops. Cummings, who was redshirting this season, injured the ankle during practice last week. "It went well," said Stoops of the surgery. "He'll be fine." (NewsOK.com)

OU's Dvoracek drawing praise: The Oklahoman

Hickson stepping out of the shadows: The Oklahoman

Sooners have playmaker in Kelly: Norman Transcript

No national title, but Sooners still drawing interest: Enid News & Eagle

Former NFL player returns to OU to pursue a second degree: Oklahoma Daily

OU expects big thing from their smallest players: Oklahoma Daily

This Week in OU History: Oklahoma Daily

October 19, 2005

(10/19) Peterson Wait and See, Cooper at Center, Injuries and Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Peterson is wait and see game: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said a decision on Adrian Peterson availability for Baylor won't be made until Thursday. He wants to see how Peterson practices before fully evaluating his status. "And I'm not playing here with that," Stoops said. "I think it's been obvious, we've tried to play him. And like I said, when you get into game speed and really need to push off and make a game-type cut, when it comes to that, he has been a little more tender than he thought he would be. Stoops was asked if he was delaying the decision to make sure Baylor has to prepare for the Sooners with Peterson factoring into the gameplan. "(Baylor) would have to answer that," Stoops said. "I don't know that it would change their thought-process a whole lot. Like we have been, we're going to work towards and do our best to have him ready." (Norman Transcript)

Wilson would like to play Cooper at Center: Wilson said he'd like to play true freshman Jon Cooper at center more, but he's not wanting to create potential problems with the center-quarterback exchange. OU had problems earlier this season with fumbled snaps. Cooper has played at center and right guard. But senior Chris Bush has been at center since the Kansas State game on Oct. 1 and has not had problems with the snap. (NewsOK.com)

Injury updates: Stoops said he expects receiver Travis Wilson (ankle), guard Davin Joseph (neck), safety Lewis Baker (dizziness) and cornerback Marcus Walker (knee) to all practice this week. He said cornerback Eric Bassey (thigh) “is closer” to returning and “there’s a decent chance he could play,” but center Chris Chester (knee) is out. (Norman Transcript)

OU defense hungry for more big plays: The Oklahoman

Peterson may not take field against Baylor: The Oklahoman

Peterson May Sit Out Baylor Game: ChannelOklahoma.com

Stoops Burned Timeout To Encourage Review Of Play: KOTV

Sooners seeking first back-to-back wins: Texas Team 4 News

Sooners seeking consistency: Norman Transcript

OU's Kelly excited to get involved in offense: Dallas Morning News

OU's production idles without protection: Dallas Morning News

Sooners hope to run on Baylor: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Morriss wary of 'sleeping giant': Waco Tribune

Baylor, Nebraska tickets available: SoonerSports.com

October 18, 2005

(10/18) Peterson may sit out Baylor, OU-Huskers game on ABC and articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Peterson may sit out Baylor: Running back Adrian Peterson did not practice Monday and probably will not practice again this week as coaches and trainers try to get his injured right ankle back to full strength. Coach Bob Stoops said this may be the best way to get Peterson fully healed. It's possible that Peterson will not play against Baylor. Against Kansas on Saturday, it was clear that Peterson was still bothered by the injury suffered several weeks ago as he ran five times for minus-4 yards and fumbled a pitch. (Dallas Morning News)

Rufus named Big XII Defensive Player of the Week: Oklahoma linebacker Rufus Alexander has been named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in OU's 19-3 win over Kansas, Saturday. The junior registered 10 tackles, three for losses, broke up one pass, was credited with one quarterback hurry and made an important interception during the game. The pick came in the third quarter when Alexander wrestled the ball away from Kansas' Derek Fine at the Sooner two yard line. The play prevented the Jayhawks from closing in on a touchdown that might have knotted the game at 10-10. Alexander helped key a defensive effort that stymied Kansas all night. The Jayhawks rushed 22 times for just 11 yards and gained only 86 yards through the air on 11 completions in 30 attempts with three interceptions. Alexander is Oklahoma's leader in tackles (53) and tackles for loss (10, tied with Dusty Dvoracek). He also has six pass deflections, five QB hurries, one sack, one fumble recovery and one interception. Other Big 12 honors for the week went to Texas Tech quarterback Cody Hodges on offense and Missouri's Adam Crossett on special teams. (SoonerSports PR)

Huskers Sooners on ABC: ABC has picked up the Oklahoma at Nebraska football game on Oct. 29. The network has set the kickoff time for 11 a.m. That means OU's string of televised games will now extend to 37 in a row. The two rivals, who will not meet in the next two seasons as part of the Big 12 Conference's scheduling rotation, are colliding for the 82nd time. The Sooners hold a 41-37-3 series lead, including last year's 30-3 triumph in Norman. The last time the two played in Lincoln, Neb., was Oct. 27, 2001, when the No. 3-ranked Huskers prevailed over the No. 2-ranked Sooners, 20-10. (SoonerSports)

Baylor wants to bowl: The Oklahoman

OU, Huskers set game time: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Sooners beginning to get well: Norman Transcript

Linemen ready to make impact: Oklahoma Daily

Sooners 'D' up: Oklahoma Daily

Stoops called timeout for chance at instant replay: Dallas Morning News

Big 12 Report: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Sooners host Bears for Homecoming: SoonerSports.com

October 17, 2005

(10/17) Joesph looks OK, OU Officials to hand out Evacuation plans and Sooner Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Joesph looks OK: Oklahoma senior offensive lineman Davin Joseph suffered a neck injury Saturday against Kansas. The All-America candidate didn't play the second half, but the injury does not appear serious. "Everything to this point is checking out OK, so hopefully it isn't too much," OU coach Bob Stoops said Sunday of the injury. "I'm guessing (Joseph) should be ready to go this week." Senior receiver Travis Wilson and senior defensive back Eric Bassey -- both starters -- missed Saturday's game. Wilson has an ankle injury, and Bassey has an injured quad muscle. Sophomore defensive back Marcus Walker has been hampered by a knee injury suffered in practice before the Texas game. (NewsOK.com)

OU officials to hand out Evacuation plans at Saturday's game: OU officials will be handing out more than programs at Saturday's home football game. University president David Boren said fans will also get an evacuation plan when they walk in the gates to see the Sooners play Baylor. The move is in reaction to the explosion outside the stadium just over two weeks ago. Joel Hinrichs III died after police said he set off a bomb in an act of suicide, as he sat on a bench next to George Lynn Cross Hall. (Channel Oklahoma.com)

Sooners put coaches' halftime instructions to use vs. Kansas: The Oklahoman

OU offense has heartbeat: Oklahoma Daily

Lineman hurt in Sooners' win: Oklahoma Daily

Oklahoma offense has heartbeat: CSTV.com

Around the Big 12: Dallas Morning News

OU-Baylor Saturday night at Owen Field: SoonerSports.com

October 16, 2005

(10/16) Peterson OK, Instant Replay works for OU, Articles and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Instant replay helps the Sooners: Instant replay helped the Sooners keep an interception in the third. OU's Rufus Alexander and Kansas' Derek Fine both went after a pass, and the pair came crashing down at the OU 1. Officials on the field ruled that Fine made the catch even though both were grabbing at the ball. However, a camera angle from the back of the end zone showed Alexander had possession once the players fell to the ground. The call was reversed, and OU took over at its own 2-yard line. (Dallas Morning News)

Peterson says he is OK: OU tailback Adrian Peterson limped off the field in the second quarter Saturday night, gingerly favoring that sprained right ankle. He did not play again. But he did not reinjure the ankle, according to coach Bob Stoops. Afterward, Peterson said he was fine. "I'll be all right," he said. "I'm all right." Peterson rushed five times for minus-4 yards. His long run was 1 yard. And he lost a second-quarter fumble, giving Kansas possession at the OU 19. He did not play in the second half. "It's just hard to get a feel for how he's gonna be able to push through it and how effective he's gonna be," Stoops said. "We just didn't feel that he felt as comfortable as he needs to." Stoops said he believed Peterson would be able to practice more this week in preparation for Baylor. (NewsOK.com)

Defense sets the tone as Sooners beat Jayhawks: The Oklahoman

Rocky ride for offense: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

OU-Kansas highlights: The Oklahoman

Wolfe's interception return: The Oklahoman

Kelly and Bomar connect: The Oklahoman

Close calls -- Field goal and int: The Oklahoman

Big D in KC: Norman Transcript

Other than the defense, it's time for excuses: Norman Transcript

KU can't reach end zone, falls to OU: Kansas City Star

Even downtimes don't discourage true Sooner fans: Kansas City Star

Sooners not great, but good enough: KUSports

From the other side: OU wins, but questions remain Lawrence Journal-World

Sooners smother KU: Topeka Capital-Journal

KU sputters again in loss to Sooners: Wichita Eagle

Struggles continue, but it's an OU win: Dallas Morning News

Sooners' defense does the job: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Sooners Shutdown Jayhawks 19-3

Sooners Shutdown Jayhawks 19-3

Instead of playing in an NFL venue, maybe Kansas should have moved Saturday's tilt to West Junior High School in Lawrence. Maybe there the Jayhawks' putrid offense wouldn't have felt so out of its element. One measly field goal. That's all Kansas could muster in a 19-3 loss to the Sooners at Arrowhead Stadium. Poisoned with four turnovers from quarterback Brian Luke, the Jayhawks' offense mustered just 106 total yards and failed to reach the end zone for the second consecutive game. Even worse was that the humiliating performance came before 54,109 fans who descended upon Arrowhead hoping to see the Jayhawks upset last year's national title game loser. The game was the first Kansas has ever played in the Kansas City Chiefs' facility. After the way the Jayhawks played Saturday, they may not get asked back. The loss was the third straight for Kansas, which fell to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in league play. Oklahoma improved to 3-3 and 2-1.(Kansas City Star - Stats)

October 15, 2005

(10/15) Peterson expected to play, also Sooner Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Peterson expected to play: OU All-American running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play after being limited to only 10 yards on three carries in last week's 45-12 loss to Texas because of a sprained right ankle. "He certainly gets our attention," KU defensive coordinator Bill Young said of the 6-foot-2, 218-pound sophomore. "He's been banged up so he hasn't performed up to his expectations. But when he gets healthy, people better look out. "Speed is his biggest thing. Also, he has strength and ability to break tackles. We have to hem him in and not let him bounce outside." KU did that quite well in Norman last year. At least for a while. (Kansas.com)

Bomar and Sooners take on Kansas in K.C.: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Peterson probable to face Kansas: The Oklahoman

School of hard knocks builds character in Bomar: The Oklahoman

Accountability No more excuses, says Sooners: Norman Transcript

Horning: Sooners have been here before: Norman Transcript

Coordinator has right KU defense: Wichita Eagle

Mighty Oklahoma no longer mighty: Lawrence Journal-World

Sooners still struggling with passing attack: Lawrence Journal-World

KU QB Luke feels confident knowing he's the man: Lawrence Journal-World

OU-Kansas Preview: Dallas Morning News

Lost class means a failing grade for OU: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

October 14, 2005

(10/14) Oklahoma Sooners Football Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Finley making the most of golden opportunity: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Kansas isn't Sooners' only foe Saturday: The Oklahoman

Despite competition, coaches still friends: Oklahoma Daily

Life after Texas: Oklahoma Daily

Stoops plans no drastic changes: Norman Transcript

Hickson content to win: Oklahoma Daily

Saturday's Matchup -- Kansas vs. Oklahoma: Kansas City Star

KU scatter shooting on QBs: Kansas City Star

Jayhawks will have hands full with Sooner's defense: Lawrence Journal-World

KU heading to Arrowhead: Lawrence Journal-World

Sooner transplants at home with Jayhawks: Wichita Eagle

Oklahomans ready for Sooners: Topeka Capital-Journal

Bitter KU gets OU: Topeka Capital-Journal

October 13, 2005

(10/13) Bomar's Father didn't mean anything negative and articles.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Bomar's father didn't mean anything negative: Jerry Bomar, the father of OU quarterback Rhett Bomar, said Wednesday he didn't intend to cast a "negative" light in comments he made in Wednesday's edition of the Tulsa World. Jerry Bomar was quoted as saying his son didn't get as many snaps during practices last season, last spring and last August as would have been necessary to facilitate his development. Rhett Bomar redshirted last season and ran the scout team, split snaps with Paul Thompson and Tommy Grady last spring, and with Thompson last August. Wednesday, Jerry Bomar declined to comment on specifics. "I never intended for it to be negative for the coaches or the players or the staff," Jerry Bomar said. "They have my total, 100 percent trust in what they're trying to do with my son." OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday he understood Jerry Bomar's stance. (NewsOK.com)

KU has nothing to lose with move to K.C.: The Oklahoman

Poor execution causing Oklahoma's passing problems: Kansas City Star

Sooners' passing struggles go deeper than quarterback: Norman Transcript

Luke welcomes starting spot against OU: Topeka Capital-Journal

October 12, 2005

(10/12) No Changes in Coaching Staff, Stoops on team, Peterson and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Ingram says no excuses now: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has repeatedly said that his team has to play smarter, despite the mix of young and old and first-time starters. Senior linebacker and co-captain Clint Ingram has picked up the refrain, saying no excuses accepted anymore. "We're five games deep into the season," Ingram said. "So guys being immature or guys not having the experience of not being in those positions before -- I mean we can't keep giving guys a crutch by saying he hasn't seen that before or he's young. "If coaches feel good enough about you or have enough respect for you or faith in you to put you out there on the field, then you need to take it upon yourself to get better. If it's something you're not as good at as you think you should be, then you should go out of your way to overcome that. "It's time to get it." (Star Telegram)

No changes in Coaching staff: Coach Bob Stoops has never fired an assistant coach since he's been in Norman. Most have left for better jobs. But Stoops said he would have no problem firing a coach after this season if he felt it was in the best interest of the program. "Why would I?" Stoops said when asked if there were any staff changes imminent. "You can pick every one of them and find some success if you choose to." (Dallas Morning News)

Stoops Weekly Press Conference, Quotes: OU HEAD COACH BOB STOOPS

On Oklahoma's performance against Texas:
"Texas is always a very good football team. As far as big plays go, I think our inability to execute in some areas really hurt us. I thought we made some critical errors that helped contribute to some of their big plays. All we can do is watch the film, do our best to learn from it, correct our mistakes and try to execute better."

On what the team needs to improve on against Kansas:

"With Kansas, we need to execute better. Going up to Arrowhead Stadium to play KU, we need to do our best to be as sharp as we can. That's the frustrating part for us. "It's one thing to give up plays and get beat when you're in position or when you execute properly. But it's another when you put yourself out of position and allow someone to convert on you and make a big play. That's what we're doing our best to correct. We need to do that this week, just to play smarter in some areas. "I still think we can play more physically, and we can be more disciplined in what we're asking players to do."

On whether he anticipated the struggles that the team is facing:

"I don't think that way, which you guys know. And I don't sit here and blow smoke either. I feel that we're better than where we're at right now or should have been by now. I didn't anticipate all that's happened and who we've missed. Again, I'm not making excuses, but I'm saying that I didn't anticipate all of that. But you play the hands you're dealt. "I felt like overall, coming into the year that we would've been stronger and better than we have been. You can name a bunch of reasons we haven't been. You can blame it on me. That's fine. But I'm not going to sit here and act like coming into the year, I didn't feel we'd be better than this. I did. But all we can do is try to improve from here."

On what it will take for the team to play harder:

"I think success and being sure of yourself and what you're doing contribute to that. I think we can. And that's what we're pushing for. But again, it goes with playing a little bit smarter and more physically. If guys are unsure of themselves, it's hard. But we've got to really be able to find that."

On running back Adrian Peterson's status:

"He's better than he was a week ago. He didn't practice yesterday. It will probably be a day-to-day thing this week on how much he gets and how much he practices. But he is further along than he was going into the game last week, so that's encouraging. All of the X-rays and MRI's have all ruled out anything major. All that our doctors can decipher from it is a mild high ankle sprain."

On whether losing so many players from the 2003 class has hurt the team:

"There's no question. I would say even further than that. It's any time players don't pan out, or they're not as productive as you hoped they would be or they don't work with the program. Some of those guys, with their production and what they've done, I'm sure it does hurt to a certain degree. "Other times, it's hard to argue with the guy. We had a couple of guys who were wonderful young men in great academic standing, but Adrian got to play, and they wanted to go somewhere where they could get on the field. It's hard to argue with that. "In the end, some are hurting us more than others. But it's not just the 2003 class. There's probably a certain number of guys from each class that adds up."

On quarterback Rhett Bomar's performance against Texas:

"He needs to improve. He definitely took a step backward in our last game with Texas. I think it was pretty obvious compared to how he played in the UCLA game and the K-State game. But we are still encouraged that he is very capable. For whatever reason, he wasn't as productive or consistent and didn't play like he's capable of in that game." (Find full quotes and more visit SoonerSports.com)

Peterson's running style doesn't fit switch: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook: The Oklahoman

Return to 'run gun' shouldn't surprise: The Oklahoman

Staff is solid, don't forget successes: The Oklahoman

OU-Texas series to move to Norman and Austin?: The Oklahoman

Quest to win keeps Sooners going: Norman Transcript

Young advises Bomar: Oklahoma Daily

Luke will start at quarterback for Kansas against Oklahoma: Topeka Capital-Journal

KU looks to Luke to go the distance: Wichita Eagle

Stoops, OU not used to experiencing hard times: Lawrence Journal-World

Kansas coaches and players discuss OU: SoonerSports.com

October 11, 2005

(10/11) Williams moved to corner, KU hopes for 55,000 at Arrowhead and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Williams moved to corner: With Eric Bassey day-to-day with a pulled groin and Marcus Walker hampered by posterior cruciate ligament soreness in his knee, OU has become thin at cornerback. To add depth, Darien Williams has moved from safety. Williams, who began the season as OU's starter at free safety, played corner in his freshman and redshirt freshman seasons. He was moved to safety last spring. (NewsOK.com)

KU officials hope for 55,000 at Arrowhead: KU has averaged 39,746 for its three home games against lightweight nonconference teams. As of Monday afternoon, KU had sold about 46,500 tickets, including about to 26,000 season-ticket holders for Saturday's game at 79,450-seat Arrowhead. Single seats are $55. "We want to be north of 55,000," Marchiony said. "But we haven't said, 'If we don't sell X amount, we don't want to do this again. We have to judge by the entire experience." KU will be able to keep all the gate receipts. But unlike a home game in Lawrence, the Jayhawks won't get any money from concessions or parking. The Chiefs keep all of both. (Kansas.com)

Stoops encourage about Peterson's health: Running back Adrian Peterson's right ankle was sore after limited action against Texas. But coach Bob Stoops said the sophomore is further along in his rehabilitation this week and should be closer to 100 percent Saturday against Kansas. "We're more encouraged every day," Stoops said after Monday's practice. (Dallas Morning News)

Baylor Oklahoma game time set: OU's Oct. 22 game against Baylor at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will kick off at 6 p.m. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net (Cox 37) and will be the Sooners' second-straight night game and third in their last four. OU plays Kansas at 6 p.m. Saturday, a game that will be carried on TBS. (NewsOK.com)

The lost class: The Oklahoman

Recruiting class of '03 dwindles: The Oklahoman

Nuetral field awaits Sooners: Norman Transcript

Strong showing on defense sun by big-yardage plays: Oklahoma Daily

Arrowhead game likely lucrative: Lawrence Journal-World

Kansas' quarterback situation still muddled: Lawrence Journal-World

Dallas likely to lose Texas-Oklahoma plus Cotton Bowl: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Officials see 50,000 at Arrowhead for OU-KU game: Kansas City Star

Oklahoma, Kansas look for boost at Arrowhead: Topeka Capital-Journal

October 10, 2005

(10/10) Peterson expected to play, Alexander Injured and articles.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Alexander Injured: Junior linebacker Rufus Alexander sustained what Venables called a "bone bruise" on his shin Saturday. However, Venables didn't want to speculate on whether Alexander would miss any time until after he saw an injury report. OU coach Bob Stoops indicated he did not believe the injury was serious. Alexander, who had 10 tackles and broke up a pass Saturday, continued to play after the hit that caused the bruise. (NewsOK.com)

Peterson expected to play: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Sunday he expected tailback Adrian Peterson to be able to play in the Sooners' game this week against Kansas University after being limited by a sprained right ankle during a loss to Texas on Saturday. Stoops said Peterson did not play enough during the 45-12 loss to the second-ranked Longhorns to make the injury worse and should be closer to full speed when the Sooners face Kansas on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. "He got better and better as the week went and was close the other day. He just didn't have the lateral movement and the pace that he needs," Stoops said. (Lawrence Journal-World)

Magic number is six, and they're usually there by now: The Oklahoman

OU Questions and Concerns: The Oklahoman

Sooners Trying to move on: Norman Transcript

Sooners had a great run while it lasted: Norman Transcript

Peterson again key for KU: Lawrence Journal-World

Around the Big 12: Dallas Morning News

Sooners doomed by execution: Dallas Morning News

Texas finally able to get past Oklahoma: FOXSports.com

Sooner Gameday Central - Kansas: SoonerSports.com

October 9, 2005

(10/9) Texas Routs Oklahoma, Reaction, Articles and more.

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Texas Rolls Oklahoma 45-12 in 100th annual Red River Shootout: For the past five years, Texas Coach Mack Brown viewed each loss against Oklahoma as a reflection of his own performance. But Saturday, when Brown's Longhorns finally ended a five-game losing streak in the 100th installment of the Red River Shootout, he repeatedly said the result was not about him. A joyous Brown and his players hoisted the Golden Hat Trophy in the middle of the Cotton Bowl field following a 45-12 rout of the Sooners before 75,452. Players urged Brown to wear the gilded cowboy hat. He eyed it but declined. Brown, the eighth-year Texas coach long criticized for not winning the big game despite an abundance of talent, refused to bask for long. And while he acknowledged the victory was much needed, probably both for the program and the psyche of its fans, it was not unexpected. Oklahoma, now 2-3 and unranked, lost 10 players to last year's NFL draft and is a shell of the team that had scored more than 60 points twice in its past five beatings of Texas and last year held the Longhorns scoreless. In fact, Brown told players before the game: "We have the better team. Let's have the better team . . . today." (Washington Post)

Peterson doesn't start: OU All-America running back Adrian Peterson's right ankle injury kept him out of the starting lineup, and he sat out the first 11 minutes of the game. When the sophomore entered the game, he carried for 7 yards then immediately returned to the bench. He carried just two times in the first quarter. The Sooners started the game with backup running backs Kejuan Jones and Jacob Gutierrez in the game. Jones was in the backfield, while Gutierrez was split out wide. (NewsOK.com)

Oklahoma knew all along: Oklahoma players said they knew all week that running back Adrian Peterson (sprained right ankle) wouldn't start and that he would be limited. Without Peterson, OU had no running game, averaging 2.3 yards per carry with a long run of 13 yards on a scramble by Bomar on a broken play. (Dallas Morning News)

Young gets his shot against OU today: The Oklahoman

Sooners lose more than their Texas win streak : The Oklahoman

Who are these guys?: Norman Transcript

No Peterson hurts Sooners: Norman Transcript

Yes, Young's for real: Norman Transcript

Blowout: Norman Transcript

Horns' defense stomps Bomar: Dallas Morning News

UT defense makes impressive stand: Dallas Morning News

Five key moments: Dallas Morning News

OU-UT through a recruits' eyes: Dallas Morning News

Texas Ends Futility Against Oklahoma: L.A. Times

Texas runs OU out of Dallas: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Young's passing helps Texas finally solve Oklahoma: USA Today

Oklahoma Feels Sting of Red River Loss: AP via Yahoo! News

Texas Ends Five-Year Skid Versus Oklahoma: ABC News

Mack won't admit it, but OU win one to enjoy: ESPN

Texas Longhorns defeat Oklahoma Sooners 45-12: Ottawa Sun

Texas' coach has become the Mack Daddy FOXSports.com

Feeling of victory over OU is a relief for Horns: Austin American-Statesman

Lapses on defense cost OU: Austin American-Statesman

Texas keeps OU guessing: Austin American-Statesman

Not today Adrian: Austin American-Statesman

Best and worst of OU-Texas: Austin American-Statesman

Texas defeats Oklahoma at Cotton Bowl: SoonerSports.com

OU-Texas Notes: SoonerSports.com

October 8, 2005

(10/8) Red River Shootout Gameday News & Articles

Oklahoma Football Notes and Articles

Dallas Mayor confident about keeping OU-Texas in Cotton Bowl: Confident the city won't lose the Texas-Oklahoma football game, Dallas Mayor Laura Miller said Friday that voters could be presented with a bond referendum next year to help fund renovations of as much as $50 million to the decaying Cotton Bowl. Miller said a public bond is one of several financing options to spruce up the outdated stadium, which both schools insist must be upgraded to prevent the game from becoming a home-and-home series as early as 2008. Without committing to an exact price tag, Miller said planned upgrades could cost as much as $50 million. Miller said she would like the schools to make a new 10-year commitment to a renovated Cotton Bowl within the next three months. "It's one thing to say to the teams we're going to upgrade it,'' said Miller, who added that not all the funding would necessarily come from a bond. "It's another thing to actually have a bond that has been approved by the voters.'' The schools are committed to keeping the series at Fair Park in Dallas through 2008, but can opt out after the 2007 game. (ESPN.com)

Young gets his shot against OU today: The Oklahoman

I'm still picking OU...gulp!: The Oklahoman

What will Dallas do to keep the game?: The Oklahoman

Rivalry goes way back: The Oklahoman

OU Storylines: The Oklahoman

For a change, it's Texas with a proven quarterback: Norman Transcript

Hobbled and Humbled, Sooners Need Peterson: New York Times

Ghosts of Sooners Past: Washington Post

UT needs star QB to play like one: Dallas Morning News

OU-Texas matchups: Dallas Morning News

UT's turn? Brown on spot: Dallas Morning News

OU's hardly dogging it: Dallas Morning News

Unrivaled: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Sooners tough vs. Run: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

UT looks for answers: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Horns just 'gotta get it done': Ft. Worth Star Telegram

Longhorn fans hopeful for a win: Austin American-Statesman

Is history on Texas' side?: Austin American-Statesman

Payback should finally be at hand, but it won't be easy task: Austin American-Statesman

Young primed to give UT win: Houston Chronicle

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Houston Chronicle

Charles, Bomar look to add their names to OU-UT lore: San Antonio News Express

Red River Notebook: San Antonio News Express

OU-Texas game synonymous with Cotton Bowl: San Antonio News Express

Longhorns, Sooners square off: Enid News & Eagle

Sooners-Longhorns and important stuff: Durant Daily Democrat

Texas' Brown trying to avoid Royal letdown: San Francisco Chronicle

Sooners still sport a swagger: The Wichita Eagle

Texas has sights set on beating Sooners: Bryan College Station Eagle

Texas eyes revenge: Rocky Mountain News

Bomar Unsure What To Expect: Channel Oklahoma.com

Is this the Longhorn squad that finally beats Oklahoma?: Pittsburg Morning Sun

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