Quarter-by-Quarter: Sooners Win 55-14!

In this game day feature Sooners Illustrated provides a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the Sooners match-up with the Washington Huskies. OU would roll easily with a 55-14 road victory.

First Quarter (OU 13 - UW 0)

The Oklahoma Sooners would start the game by holding Washington to a three-and-out. The offense would take over on their own 48 and just like the first two games of the 2008 season they would waste little time scoring.

DeMarco Murray would get the call on four straight carries and pound the ball down to the 26. Chris Brown would get a couple of carries as well, before they would turn it over to Sam Bradford in the red zone. Bradford would misfire on his first pass to Manny Johnson, but they would still score on the very next snap when Bradford chucked it out to Juaquin Iglesias who would punch it in from 13-yards out to give OU a 7-0 lead.

OU would continue to play solid defense and pound the ball with a lot of success in the first, but they would be unable to get another chance to score until there was under a minute left to go in the quarter.

The OU score would be set-up by cornerback Brian Jackson who would strip the ball loose from a scrambling Jake Locker and then he would also recover the fumble at the UW 47.

Behind the strong blocking of Trent Williams, Chris Brown would take the next snap 25 yards off-tackle down to the 22, and then Bradford would put it up in the air to Jermaine Gresham for a 22-yard TD. Jimmy Stevens would miss the extra point, his second miss on the year, but OU still pushed the lead to 13-0

Second Quarter (OU 34 - UW 0)

The Sooners would extend their lead to 20-0 on Bradford's third touchdown of the evening, but this time it would come on the ground by way of a one-yard QB sneak. The scoring play would be set up by a strong mix of offense, but Bradford's 55 yards through the air proved that OU can move the ball on UW's defense, which entered the game ranked 113th in the country.

Washington would threaten to score, but another fumble in OU territory would put the ball back in to an offense that does not look like it can be slowed down, as Bradford's big first half would continue on.

The Sooners would march the ball down the field behind a strong mix of pass and run. Chris Brown would gain 47 of those yards to move the ball inside the 10-yard line. Murray punched it in, but an illegal motion penalty would cancel the score allowing Bradford to flip it out to freshman phenom receiver Ryan Broyles on a TD pass to extend it to 27-0.

The Huskies ball handling problems would continue on their very next snap from under center when they fumbled it for the third time on a bad snap from center Juan Garcia. Defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger would pounce on the ball to give OU another great scoring opportunity, and they would definitely take advantage.

OU would insert their third string running back Mossis Madu in to the game and he would punch it in from one-yard out to give OU a 34-0 lead, a 13-yard strike to Iglesias from Bradford on a third down would help set up the scoring play.

Third Quarter (OU 48 – UW 7)

The Sooners came right out in the third quarter and scored in three plays. It seemed like OU was going to try to take some time off of the clock, but a short pass to Broyles would turn in to a 77 TD that will surely be featured on the late night highlight shows. OU would continue to extend the lead by going up 41-0.

The Huskies would take the next possession and turn it in to what was quite easily their best drive of the day, as they marched down the field on a 17 play, 83-yard drive that was helped along by a Ryan Reynolds defensive holding penalty. Locker would score to make it 41-7 when he scrambled 15 yards off left tackle to pay dirt. The drive may have helped UW's confidence, but it would actually benefit OU some as it would chew 8:05 off of the game clock.

Bradford's sixth touchdown of the day would come on the ensuing possession when Bradford would flip it over he top to Gresham. Some poor tackling and a stiff arm later and Gresham would rumble in to the end-zone on the 64-yard score that would put the Sooners back out in front by 41.

Fourth Quarter (OU 55 – UW 14)

Much like the first three quarters the Sooners would waste little time scoring, except this time it would be with the back-ups in. Most of the offense would run through Mossis Madu and he would score his second touchdown of the day from three yards out to give OU a 55-7 advantage.

Washington would get their second touchdown of the night when back-up quarterback Ronnie Fouch scrambled around and launched an ill advised pass deep down the field. The ball would ricochet off of a receiver in to the arms of to Brandon Yakaboski to cut the lead to 55-14.

OU would be able to grind out the clock and 55-14 would indeed be the final score.


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