Peterson runs wild in win over Baylor

Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson loses his footing during the first half of the Sooners' 35-0 win over the Bears Saturday in Waco. Peterson, who rushed for 240 yards, tied an NCAA record for freshman with his 10th 100-yard game of the season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Another game, another 100-yard effort from Oklahoma's freshman Adrian Peterson.

The freshman from Palestine, Texas rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as the second-ranked Sooners capped their third undefeated regular season in the Stoops era with a 35-0 win over Baylor Saturday in Waco.

Peterson, who was held under the century for the first time last week against Nebraska, reached the century mark for the 10th time this season, which ties the NCAA mark for freshman also held by Wisconsin's Anthony Davis.

Despite Peterson's efforts, it wasn't easy early on as a stingy Baylor defense held the Sooners to just 14 first half points.

Oklahoma stuffed Baylor to begin the game, and the Sooners' opening drive stalled a mid-field after three straight incompletions by Jason White. But on Baylor's next possession, defensive end Larry Birdine forced a fumble that would set up the Sooners' first score of the day.

Three plays later, White, who struggled in the first quarter completing just one of his first eight attempts, made the one count when he found Mark Clayton in the corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown pass to give Oklahoma a 7-0 lead with 10:33 to go in the first quarter. However, that would be the last time the Sooners would see the end zone until late in the second quarter.

But nearly 25 minutes later, White finally started to heat up moved the Sooners down the field late in the second quarter on a brilliant 14-play, 87-yard drive over the span of two minutes and 25 seconds. White ended the drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Travis Wilson with 21 seconds left to give Oklaoma a 14-0 lead at halftime.

The Sooners then opened the floodgates in the second half getting a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs by Adrian Peterson's on their first two drives to extend the lead to 28-0 with seven minutes to go in the third quarter.

Peterson, who would later add a 2-yard touchdown run at the 11:29 mark of the fourth quarter to conclude the scoring, ran for over 150 yards alone in the third quarter. Peterson finished with 32 carries.

White, who rebounded from his 1-for-8 start to hit 18 of his last 24, finished with 194 yards through the air. Also not to be forgotten is junior backup running back Kejuan Jones. Jones rushed for 30 yards on seven carries and led the Sooners with a career-high five catches for 47 yards. Jones became the fourth Sooner to lead the team in receiving yards this season.

Another major story from the win was the steady play of Oklahoma's defense. The Sooners returned to their dominant form for the second straight week en route to their second shutout of the season.

In all, the Sooners held Baylor to 24 rushing yards on 31 carries and only 155 total yards. Oklahoma also sacked Baylor quarterback Terrance Parks seven times. Birdine led the charge with three sacks.

True freshman kicker Garrett Hartley was pulled out of redshirt in the second quarter and went 4-for-4 on extra points. OU-Baylor Box Score

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