Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Baker Mayfield Sets Single-Season NCAA Passing Efficiency Record

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield went 19 of 28 for 296 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Monday's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win, numbers that were good enough to give him the NCAA’s FBS record for single-season passing efficiency with 196.4.

Mayfield broke the previous record held by Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson with 191.8 in 2011.

The Sooners also set an FBS mark for team passing efficiency in a season with 193.8. Baylor held the previous mark at 191.2. (The Oklahoman)

Samaje Perine Awarded Game Ball After Breaking Rushing Record

Samaje Perine staked his claim in Sooners lore Monday night against Auburn, snatching Oklahoma's all-time rushing record from its previous owner, Billy Sims.

While the record one stood at 4,118 yards, Perine's new mark is 4,122 yards in just three years. Sims wasted no time congratulating Perine on Twitter.

After Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops finished his sessions with the media at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, he joined ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to discuss Perine's record-setting performance.

Oklahoma-Auburn Draws Lowest Attended Sugar Bowl Since 1939

Monday night’s Sugar Bowl was a clash between two national powers in one of the coolest cities in America coming out of a holiday weekend. And there was hardly anyone there to witness it.

Auburn and Oklahoma drew a crowd of 54,077 at the Superdome for a 35-19 Sooners win on Monday night.

According to a report from Sports Business Daily, that’s the smallest Sugar Bowl crowd since 1939, “when TCU-Carnegie Mellon drew 44,308 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.” (SEC Country)

Samaje Perine Declares For NFL Draft

Less than 12 hours after breaking Oklahoma's career rushing record, Sooners running back Samaje Perine made the announcement that he was heading to the NFL.

Perine announced his decision in an Instagram post, the morning after OU's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn.

"Playing for Oklahoma has been an incredible experience," Perine wrote. "I am so grateful for the opportunity and everyone who has been a part of it.

Oklahoma Blows Out Auburn in Sugar Bowl Win

Sean White said it himself during the run-up to Monday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl: “When [Auburn is] 100 percent, we’re a pretty tough team to beat.”

Without their starting quarterback, the Tigers weren’t tough to beat at all, with Oklahoma’s high-powered offense heating up in the second half and cruising to a 35-19 win.

White suffered a right forearm injury -- reportedly a broken arm -- while taking a big hit from Sooners linebacker Jordan Evans near the end of Auburn’s game-opening touchdown possession. He played three more series after taking that hit, leading the Tigers to one field goal. But once he left the game, backups John Franklin III and Jeremy Johnson were unable to score consistently -- and that was a recipe for disaster with Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield & Co. occupying the opposite sideline.

Samaje Perine Becomes Sooners All-Time Leading Rusher

Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine became the program’s leading career rusher on Monday night in the Sugar Bowl.

Perine rushed for 86 yards by the fourth, surpassing former rushing leader Billy Sims whose 4,118 yards has been the high-water mark since 1979.

On his way to the rushing record, Perine scored one touchdown against the Tigers, bringing his total to 49 in his career.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sam Bradford Sets NFL Record for Single-Season Completion Percentage

Former Sooner Sam Bradford may have been joined the Vikings ship late a little late, but he’s made his time in Minnesota count.

En route to a Vikings 38-10 win over the Bears Sunday, Bradford set the NFL record for single-season completion percentage, finishing his first season in purple at 71.6.

The previous record was held by Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who finished the 2011 season at 71.2. Bradford also set a franchise record for most completions in a season with 395. He surpassed Daunte Culpepper, who had 379 completions in 2004 and led the league and also topped Culpepper’s franchise-best completion percentage of 69.2 in 2004.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Steve Spurrier Jr. Leaving Oklahoma Staff for Western Kentucky

After a season back at Oklahoma, Steve Spurrier Jr. is heading back to an on-field coaching role, according to multiple reports.

Spurrier Jr., who has been the Sooners' director of high school recruiting and offensive specialist since returning to Norman earlier this year, will become the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach at Western Kentucky, according to Fox Sports.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sam Bradford on Verge of Setting NFL Record

The Vikings’ dink-and-dunk attack might land Sam Bradford in the NFL record book.

The quarterback has completed 71.6 percent of his passes this season. That’s on pace to break the mark of 71.2 percent set by Drew Brees of New Orleans in 2011.

Yes, Bradford, who completed 65 percent of his throws last season for Philadelphia, is an accurate guy. But his run to the record book really started because Pat Shurmur took over for Norv Turner as offensive coordinator on Nov. 2 and went to a short passing game to limit pressure on Bradford behind a porous and injury-riddled offensive line.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Barry Switzer Trolls Media About Trump Meeting

Earlier this month, former Oklahoma Sooners coach Barry Switzer told reporters in the lobby of New York City’s Trump Tower that he interviewed with President-elect Donald Trump for the position of “Secretary of Offense.”

“The interview went great,” Switzer said Dec. 7. “He plans to run the football. He wants to make the wishbone great again!”

It turns out that Switzer made up more than a cabinet position; he made up the entire meeting.