It's Gametime! OU vs. Tulsa

Oklahoma has won 25 straight home games, the longest current streak in the nation, and a mark that equals the school record. The earlier record string ended in 1953 with a loss in the season opener to Notre Dame, 28-21.

The Game

• Fresh off a convincing home victory over FCS Idaho State, Oklahoma is home for a second straight week.

• Game festivies include recognition of the 2008 OU women's basketball team, which won the Big 12 Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.

• Like Oklahoma, Tulsa is coming off a victory, a 44-10 thrashing of New Mexico at Alburqurque. This is the third straight road game for the Golden Hurricane, who whalloped Tulane in the opener, 37-13.

The Series

•Oklahoma leads it, 15-7-1, including a 9-3-1 mark in Norman. The Sooners have won the last four games in the series.

The Coaches

• Oklahoma: Bob Stoops (Iowa ‘83) is 110-25 in his 11th season. He is 72-14 vs. the Big 12, 39-10 vs. the Big 12 South, 33-4 vs. the Big 12 North, 6-1 in the Big 12 title game, 38-11 vs. non-conference opponents, 61-2 at home, 32-11 on the road, 17-12 on neutral fi elds, 33-13 vs. ranked opponents, 4-6 in bowls. He is 3-0 vs. Tulsa.

• Tulsa: Todd Graham is in his third year at Tulsa with a record of 23-5. He is 0-1 vs. Oklahoma.

The Program

• Oklahoma's all-time record stands at 792-297-53 in 115 seasons. Since WWII, OU leads the nation with 556 victories.

• The Sooners have captured seven national championships (1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000).

• OU has 42 bowl appearances (No. 7 nationally) with 24 bowl victories (No. 4 nationally).

• Oklahoma has 42 conference championships, including the last three Big 12 Conference crowns and six Big 12 titles overall (no other league member has more than two)

• OU has produced 148 All-Americans and five Heisman Trophy winners. Sooners have also won the Bednarik (1), Butkus (4), Walter Camp (4), Lombardi (3), Maxwell (2), Nagurski (2), O'Brien (3), (Outland (5), Tatupu (1), Thorpe (3) and Unitas (1) Awards.

• With 31, 10-win seasons, OU leads the nation in total number of years in which the team achieved double-digit victories.

• Oklahoma's best decade for of total victories came in the 1970's when the Sooners were 102-13-3 (.877). In the 2000's, OU is 103-20-0 (.837).

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT

• Tulsa has won the last two West Division titles in Conference USA and also captured both of the last two GMAC Bowl titles. The only Big 12 foe for TU during that stretch was Oklahoma, which took a 62-21 decision at Tulsa in 2007.

• The Golden Hurricane led the nation in total offense in each of the last two seasons with 534.9 and 569.9 yards, respectively.

• Last year's team won a school record 11 games.

• This year's team returns seven starters on offense and eight on defense.

• TU quarterback G.J. Kinne sat out last season after transferring from Texas. He redshirted at UT in 2007 and never played against Oklahoma.

TIES WITH THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT

• LB Mike Bryan, who leads Tulsa with 18 tackles, is the son of the late Rick Bryan, an All-America defensive end for Oklahoma in 1982 and 1983. Rick passed away on July 25, 2009.

• Oklahoma defensive ends coach Chris Wilson was an assistant coach at Illinois State (1998-99) at the time that TU cornerbacks coach Galen Scott played linebacker for the Redbirds. Tulsa grad Todd Berry, now the offensive coordinator at UNLV, was the head coach of that Illinois State team. When Wilson left ISU to join the Colorado staff after the 1999 season, he was replaced by Paul Randolph, who is now the senior associate head coach at TU.

• Sooner defensive backs Dominique Franks and Emmanuel Jones played high school football at Tulsa Union. They were coached there by Bill Blankenship, who is now the assistant head coach at Tulsa.

HOME STREAK RECORD TIED

• Oklahoma has won 25 straight home games, the longest current streak in the nation, and a mark that equals the school record. The earlier record string ended in 1953 with a loss in the season opener to Notre Dame, 28-21.

• Bob Stoops' teams are 61-2 at home and the Sooners have won 45 of their last 46 on Owen Field.

• Other long OU home streaks and the years they ended include 21 (1975), 20 (1957).

• The other longest home winning streak under Stoops were 22, 19, 19.

• With its current home field winning streak, Oklahoma is still less than halfway to the NCAA record for consecutive wins at home. Miami (Fla.) holds that mark at 58 from 1985-94.

• Even if Oklahoma was to win each of its six home games this season and run the streak to 30 in a row, the Sooners would rank just 19th on the all-time home field streak list.

• Oklahoma's all-time record at its current facility, which opened in 1923, is 343-78-15. That's a winning percentage of .804.

OKLAHOMA'S MOST RECENT GAME

• Oklahoma blasted Idaho State, 64-0, last Saturday in its rain-soaked home opener. It was the 10th shutout posted by OU during Bob Stoops' 11 seasons as head coach.

• Making his first start, QB Landry Jones completed 18- of-32 passes for 286 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. The yardage figure was the fourth-best by a Sooner freshman.

• Oklahoma rushed for 278 yards, including 101 by DeMarco Murray. Murray carried 12 times and scored two touchdowns.

• The receiving star was Ryan Broyles, who had seven grabs for 155 yards and three touchdowns. The TD catches mark equalled the most ever by a Sooner wide receiver in a game. Broyles finished with 155 all-purpose yards, the fifth-best total ever by an OU WR.

• True freshman Jonathan Miller came off the bench to rush nine times for 88 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown scamper.

• The Sooner defense tied a school record with 17 tackles for loss. Those tackles went for -52 yards. The 1983 team also had 17 tackles for loss against Kansas State.

• The OU defense scored when Gerald McCoy forced a fumble that Frank Alexander recovered at the three and then ran to the end zone. It was the 33rd defensive touchdown of the Stoops era.

• For the second straight season, the Sooners pinned a safety on their opponent in the home opener.


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