Getting acquainted: Bradford loves new receivers' energy

BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: October 11, 2009 at 8:05 am •  Published: October 11, 2009

NORMAN — With no Ryan Broyles or Jermaine Gresham to catch his passes, Sam Bradford needed to find someone he could rely on.

He might have found several.

Brandon Caleb led the way for the Oklahoma receivers with seven catches for 139 yards, who helped the Heisman winner throw for the eighth-most yards in school history.

Caleb provided the most electrifying play of the day, breaking a tackle and cutting across the field to turn a 10-yard completion into a 49-yarder.

"I love the energy they played with today," Bradford said of his receivers. "I thought they played great."

The yardage was impressive, but coach Bob Stoops criticized the plays that could have been.

"I was disappointed in the drops," Stoops said, adding that he counted seven to nine drops. "But I think a lot of that is inexperience."

Freshman Jaz Reynolds made his first career catch, a 14-yarder from Bradford on the Sooners' first play of the second quarter. Reynolds, playing for injured receiver Ryan Broyles took advantage of his time on the field, catching three balls for 39 yards.

Dejuan Miller finished with five catches for 67 yards in his first career start.

JUCO transfer Cameron Kenney landed on the bench in the first half, after catching six passes and a touchdown last week and three passes against Baylor.

"He had quite a few poor plays when he was in there," Stoops said.

Even senior and former starter Adron Tennell caught two passes, including a fourth-quarter touchdown.



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