Copyright ©2012 The Associated Press. Produced by NewsOK.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Notebook: OU makes 2nd half changes
Oklahoma led 21-13 at halftime, but had surrendered 245 yards of offense and allowed Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard and others to run free in the secondary.
The second half was a different story, with the Bearcats managing just 81 yards over the final two quarters.
“We came in at halftime with emphasis on the fact that we had to stop them,” said OU defensive end Jeremy Beal. “The proper adjustments were made that obviously worked, because we played much better in the second half.
“In the third quarter especially, I think we did a good job at holding them and getting after their quarterback. We had a great third quarter.”
Injury report: OU defensive end Frank Alexander did not play and was wearing a protective cast on his right arm. Alexander was stabbed during a fight at a party after last weekend's win over Chattanooga. He was treated and released at the Norman Regional Hospital's emergency room. OU basketball freshman Ray Willis also suffered knife wounds in the fight.
Wide receiver Brandon Caleb was also out of the lineup. He was wearing a walking boot on his left leg, having suffered an apparent ankle injury. Backup safety Quinton Carter also missed his second straight game recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.
Win-win situation: A price of $2,500 earned Dian Rowan of High Point, N.C., a behind the scenes experience auctioned off for Saturday's Cincinnati game. Except she couldn't make the trip.
So Rowan did the next best thing.
She directed OU personnel to donate the package to a patient at Children's Hospital, resulting in a big day for 8-year-old Kiki Calton.
Calton, who has been through two bone marrow transplants, attended the game with her sister Jasmine.
The auction package: Two tickets to the game; two Sooner Club Tailgate passes, which included complimentary food and drinks; a spot on the sideline to watch pre-game warmups; VIP access with game day staff to experience what goes on behind the scenes.
Kiki and Jasmine also enjoyed a view of the game from the photo deck high atop the stadium, returned to the field in the second quarter to see the schooner roll onto the field following a Sooner score and watched the team head to the locker room at the half.
OU Pre-Game Show
Sep 6Berry Tramel and Jake Trotter preview the OU-Cincy game....
NewsOK Related Articles
OU, Cincy go for it on 4th down
09/07/2008 Oklahoma and Cincinnati were in gambling moods Saturday, with the two teams combining to go 6-of-8 on fourth down plays.
The Sooners emerged as the big...
Broyles sparks OU in impressive debut
09/07/2008 NORMAN — Facing third-and-long, quarterback Sam Bradford chucked a jump ball down field.
Five-foot-11 Ryan Broyles jumped over a Cincinnati defender...
Tramel: Hot Sooners look a lot like 2003
09/07/2008 NORMAN — They all said OU-Cincinnati was a big game, maybe the day's biggest. Even had an Air Force flyover to prove it. The flyboys don't gas up the jets...
Broyles has best debut ever by an OU receiver
09/07/2008 NORMAN — As he strolled off the field, Ryan Broyles felt the adulation of Section 33 at Owen Field. "Way to go, Ryan!” one fan shouted. The other 30 or...
New OU linebacker firms up job
09/07/2008 NORMAN — Travis Lewis' job security has been fragile. Maybe not much longer.
The OU weakside linebacker had a monster game Saturday against Cincinnati:...
Cincinnati WR nets record total yardage
09/07/2008 NORMAN — Oklahoma fans gathered alongside the Owen Field visitors ramp Saturday, not to boo or catcall, but to call out a 'Cat for a job well done....
OU Report Card
09/07/2008 Sam Bradford: A
Career highs in completions (29, in 38 attempts), yards (395) and touchdowns (five). Also matched a career high with two interceptions, but...
OU-Cincy By The Numbers
09/07/2008 30: OU's first downs, the most since recording 33 against Texas A&M in 2003. The Sooners won that game 77-0.
395: Passing yards by quarterback Sam...
Q&A: OU tight end Jermaine Gresham
09/07/2008 You had a tough game against Chattanooga, with two dropped passes that would have been touchdowns. Were you glad Sam Bradford went back to you this week,...
Errors cost Bearcats vs. OU
09/07/2008 NORMAN — Even though Cincinnati lost 52-26, the Bearcats squandered several opportunities in the first half that could've kept the game closer.
OU sack breaks Cincy QB's leg
09/07/2008 NORMAN – Cincinnati's Saturday, despite the wrong end of a score against Oklahoma, seemed to hold promise nonetheless.
The Bearcats' offense found holes...
OU wins behind new weapon Broyles
09/07/2008 NORMAN - Sam Bradford overcame only the second multiple-interception game of his young career, completing 29 of 38 passes for a career-best 395 yards and...
News Photo Galleriesview all