THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT
The Huskies dropped a heartbreaker last week. QB Jake Locker scored a touchdown with two seconds remaining against No. 15 BYU, but was flagged for excessive celebration. The ensuing 35-yard extra point was blocked and the Cougars escaped with the win.
Locker has accounted for 426 of UW's 579 total offense yards. With 119 yards he is the team's leading rusher by 86 yards.
TIES WITH THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT
Darrell Royal, who went on to a 19 years as head coach at Texas, coached Washington to a 5-5 mark in 1956. He was an OU letterman from 1946-49.
Royal was succeeded at UW by one of his Oklahoma teammates, Jim Owens, who led the Huskies to a 99-82-6 mark from 1957-74. Owens also played at OU from 1949-46.
CONCLUSION OF THIS SERIES
This is the conclusion of a two-game series between these two schools. The first game was played in 2006 when OU posted a 37-20 victory in Norman.
Nineteen of the players that were listed on the depth chart heading into that game still play for the Sooners. Six of those are offensive linemen.
This is Oklahoma's first game in the state of Washington.
OKLAHOMA AND THE PAC-10
Oklahoma holds an all-time mark of 22-14-1 against the Pac-10 and has played at least one game against each of the 10 members. Only Conference USA, with 44 games, exceeds the Pac-10's 37 for most non-conference games for Oklahoma. The ACC is next at 32.
Former OU defensive coordinator (1999-2003) Mike Stoops, brother of Bob Stoops, is in his fifth season as head coach at Arizona.
Oklahoma's last visit to a Pac-10 venue resulted in a series of officiating mistakes over the waning minutes that led to the acknowledgement of errors from the conference office, the suspension of crew members and extensive national media coverage. The outcome was a 34-33 loss at Oregon on Sept. 16, 2006. OU finished 11-3.
THE 2006 OKLAHOMA-WASHINGTON MEETING
OU scored the first 24 points of the second half to break a 13-13 tie and take a 37-13 lead.
Adrian Peterson had 32 carries, 165 yards and two TDs. He also caught two passes for six yards.
QB Paul Thompson completed 21-of-33 passes for 272 yards with two TDs and one interception.
Malcolm Kelly caught six passes for a career-high 121 yards and two TDs.
FS Darien Williams topped the defense with 13 tackles. LB Rufus Alexander had 11 with one TFL and two PBU.
Washington rushed for 201 yards, including 54 on its fi rst scoring drive.
OKLAHOMA'S MOST RECENT GAME
Oklahoma blasted Cincinnati in Norman last Saturday, 52-26. It was a Bearcat squad that went 10-3 in 2007, was ranked No. 17 in the final 2007 AP poll and trotted out 16 returning starters, including nine seniors on defense... Oklahoma scored on its first two possessions and never trailed.
Sam Bradford completed 28-of-39 passes for 395 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions. His completions and yardage figures were career bests, while his touchdown total tied his best. One of Bradford's interceptions first glanced off a Sooner receiver.
WR Ryan Broyles enjoyed the best debut game ever for an Oklahoma receiver in both catches and yards. The redshirt freshman caught seven passes for 141 yards and one touchdown.
RS freshman linebacker Travis Lewis, playing in just his second game, registered a team-high 12 tackles to go with 2.5 tackles for 16 yards in losses and a pair of sacks for -14.
OU's defense played better than the final score might indicate. The Bearcats scored one touchdown on a kickoff return and another on the game's final play. UC managed just 87 yards on 29 rushing attempts.