A Closer Look...

In this feature we take a closer look at some of the top individual performances and highlights of some of your favorite Sooner players...

LB Jeremy Beal: Ten tackles against Cincinnati ... two sacks at Texas A&M

DT Cory Bennett: Leads DTs in games played with 48 ... sacks vs. Washington and TCU.

OT Branndon Braxton: Missed Baylor, Texas games with an injury.

RB Chris Brown: Three TDs vs. UTC and A&M ... nearly one-third (31%) of his career rushes have resulted in a TD or first down -- 315 carries with 75 first downs, 20 TDs ... season high 142 yards at KSU.

WR Ryan Broyles: Seven grabs for 141 yards and one TD in his debut against Cincy ... two TDs at Washington ... 68-yard punt return for TD at Kansas State ... 40-yard punt return vs. A&M and 91 receiving yards vs. The Aggies.

WR Quentin Chaney: Six grabs for 105 yards against Kansas ... five catches for 128 yards and a 48-yard TD vs. Nebraska.

FB Matt Clapp: Has seven rushes and seven receptions this season ... 25-yard TD reception vs. A&M.

LB Keenan Clayton: Career-high 14 stops at Baylor ... three PBU vs. Kansas ... five FF this season is an OU record ... INT at A&M.

C Jon Cooper: His 39 career starts lead the team ... tied for team lead in overall grade (85%) and run grade (79%) while leading the team in pass grade (93%), total knockdowns (100) and plays (647) ... played 95 of 97 snaps vs. Kansas.

TE Brody Eldridge: Missed three of the last four games with an ankle injury.

DE Auston English: Had 4.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks in opener ... two sacks vs. Kansas ... sprained knee vs. Neb. ... missed A&M game.

CB Dominique Franks: Interceptions vs. Cincy, Kansas, Nebraska (18-yd. TD) ... 39-yard fumble return for TD at A&M.

DT DeMarcus Granger: Injured left foot at Washington and missed next two games ... recovered a fumble at KSU.

TE Jermaine Gresham: Five of his nine his touchdown reception covered at least 22 yards ... has TD grab in four of last five.

QB Joey Halzle: Hit 21-of-41 for 291 yards in a back-up role at Texas Tech last season, 14-of-16 in ‘08 opener.

DB Nic Harris: Made first career start at middle linebacker vs. Kansas ... has 33 career starts at safety.

DB Lendy Holmes: INT vs. Cincy ... two FR vs. TCU ... two picks against Kansas.

CB Brian Jackson: Forced one fumble and recovered two at Washington ... leads the team with eight pass deflections.

WR Manuel Johnson: Missed most of Kansas game and all of Kansas State game with an elbow injury ... played sparingly against Nebraska.

P Mike Knall: Has 14 punts inside the 20 so far in 2008.

OT Phil Loadholt: Down 13 pounds from last season ... tied for team lead in overall grade (85%) and run grade (79%) ... had the best one-game grade on the team this season with 90% against Cincinnati ... 93% or higher pass grade in three straight.

LB Travis Lewis: Team's leading tackler with 105 ... 19 tackles vs. Texas ... 15 tackles and two INT at Kansas State.

RB Mossis Madu: Scored two touchdowns at Washington.

DT Gerald McCoy: Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... four sacks over the last three games.

RB DeMarco Murray: OU's leading rusher has been over 100 yards four times in ‘08 ... scored seven touchdowns -- three rushing and four receiving over the last two games ... career-high seven receptions at A&M.

OG Duke Robinson: Graded over 80% five times with a high of 84% against Kansas ... season-high 10 knockdowns and 72 plays against the Jayhawks.

DT Adrian Taylor: Career-high five tackles and two sacks against TCU.

OG Brandon Walker: Had the highest overall grade of all OU offensive lineman last season (80%) ... at 80% again this year ... 16 knockdowns at Kansas State, 83 for the season (No. 2 on the team).

OT Trent Williams: Starter at right tackle since starting the opener at left tackle ... coming off best grade of season with 89% against Nebraska ... 16 knockdowns at Kansas State.

LB Austin Box: Got the first start of his career against Nebraska after missing the first two plays of the Kansas State game because of a stinger injury that was suffered on the opening kick-off.


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