The NCAA wants Oklahoma football fans to take a summer vacation. Remember the 2005 OU season? Well, it's time to vacate it. Those eight wins no longer exist, according to the punishment set down by the NCAA on Wednesday. And what a season it was to forget. The 2005 season featured a season-opening loss to TCU, a mid-game, on-campus explosion during the Kansas State game, a bizarre last-second defeat to Texas Tech and an injury to Adrian Peterson. And that was just the bad news. The eight wins were just as wild. Read it today. It may be out of the record books soon. •Win No. 1: Sept. 10, 2005 — Oklahoma 31, Tulsa 15: After losing its home opener to TCU, the Sooners booted quarterback Paul Thompson in favor of Rhett Bomar. But Bomar didn't attempt a pass in the second half. •Win No. 2: Oct. 1, 2005 — Oklahoma 43, Kansas State 21: The Sooners had to pass the ball in this one. Adrian Peterson headed to the sideline with an ankle injury, so Bomar had to lead the Sooners in rushing. His fourth-quarter TD pass was the first for OU all year. •Win No. 3: Oct. 15, 2005 — Oklahoma 19, Kansas 3: The defense kept Kansas down, but the game wasn't sweat-free for Sooner fans until the final 10 minutes, when Bomar engineered a 92-yard drive and a TD to Malcolm Kelly. •Win No. 4: Oct. 22, 2005 — Oklahoma 37, Baylor 30, 2OT: Yes, you read it right. Double overtime — against Baylor. The Sooners had to wait until a fourth-down pass by the Bears fell short in overtime. OU managed only a field goal in the second half, blowing a 24-13 lead. •Win No. 5: Oct. 29, 2005 — Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24: Wearing a sign saying "I'm baaack,” Adrian Peterson returned from his ankle injury to give OU its third straight win. Peterson finished with 146 yards and OU (5-3) was thinking about bowl games. •Win No. 6: Nov. 12, 2005 — Oklahoma 36, Texas A&M 30: The Sooners got out to a quick start, going up 28-0 in the first quarter on drives averaging 70 yards, but the game wasn't guaranteed until a fumble recovery as time expired. •Win No. 7: Nov. 26, 2005 — Oklahoma 42, Oklahoma State 14: This Bedlam game was close until late in the third quarter — when it was 21-7. Then Adrian Peterson unleashed, finishing with 237 yards and TDs of 84 and 71 yards. •Win No. 8: Dec. 29, 2005 — Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14: In the Holiday Bowl against the Ducks (remember them?) the Sooners salvaged their season. Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the BCS and Bomar was named the game's offensive MVP. Things were looking bright ... By Mike Koehler
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Rufus Alexander and the OU defense led the Sooners to a 19-3 win over Kansas. by BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN