Cotton Bowl: By the numbers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Sooners Illustrated breaks down OU's 41-13 season-ending Cotton Bowl loss to Texas A&M with some numbers.

0: Second half points for the Sooners. In the Bob Stoops era OU is just 3-7 when being shut out in a half, and the last two of those times have been against the Aggies.

9: Possessions out of 12 OU came up empty. That included its final eight and all seven in the second half.

10: Wins the Sooners finished with in 2012, making it the 11th such time they've done so since Stoops took over back in 1999. They lead the country all-time in that mark, having done it 34 total times.

13: More minutes the Sooners had the ball than A&M. Most of that came in the first and second quarters, when they controlled the time of possession battle, although to no avail on the scoreboard.

19: Distance of the longest Sooner play from the line of scrimmage. Compare that to A&M's, which included a 35-yard pass and 44-yard run, amongst other huge plays.

41: Points the Sooners allowed. It became the third occurrence in the last four games they've gave up 40 or more.

83: Number of plays the Sooner offense ran to amass their 401-yard total. That was 21 more than their counterpart, who outgained them significantly.

247: Yards punter Tress Way tallied on his five punts. If you're looking for a bright spot on OU, it's that Way went out the right way with three 50-or-more-yard punts.

326: Net rushing yards surrendered by the Sooner defense. Quarterback Johnny Manziel gashed them for 229 of those along with a pair of touchdowns.

633: Yards of total offense OU allowed. With that, they outgained OU by 232.

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