Not only did the OU running back DeMarco Murray set the OU career touchdown record Saturday night, he ran over an FSN cameraman on the sidelines in the first half. FSN replayed the cameraman's feed, which went green after the hit.
The cameraman was not hurt, but play-by-play announcer Bill Land joked, "Oh, the worker's comp, I can see it now. How's the back?"
In the fourth quarter, Murray broke Steve Owens' touchdown record on a 10-yard run.
"What a great run for the record," analyst Joel Klatt said. "It showcased all the things that he does well — the speed, the vision, the elusiveness."
In the first half, quarterback Landry Jones and wide receiver Ryan Broyles put up impressive stats that Klatt said were "almost like a highlight film" as the Sooners took a 31-0 halftime lead.
"This team is a legitimate title contender that is continuing to get better," he said. "This was their most complete victory."
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For the OSU-Texas Tech game that was picked up at the last minute, FSN Plus put together a makeshift broadcast team of St. Louis Cardinals TV announcer Dan McLaughlin, analyst Gary Reasons, who normally is in the studio, and sideline reporter Erin Bajackson.
The three called a solid game. Reasons, a former Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz coach, was well-versed on the Cowboys, who won for the first time in Lubbock since 1944.
"This team is different from the other teams that have come here," he said. "The defense is really committed and they played lights out."
Reasons compared OSU star receiver Justin Blackmon, who had a career-high 207 receiving yards, to former Cowboys standout Rashaun Woods.
* Dropped passes contributed to Nebraska's 17-10 loss to Texas, which took some of the luster off the Nebraska-OSU game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater. ABC changed its regular "Good Hands Play" to a "Lack of Good Hands Play" when Nebraska receiver Brandon Kennie dropped a 38-yard touchdown pass in the end zone, the third potential TD pass dropped by Husker receivers. "They have beaten themselves today," analyst Matt Millen said.
* As the guest predictor on ESPN's "College GameDay," Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill picked Texas Tech to beat OSU. As an avid Sooner fan who was born in Oklahoma City, Followill was hardly unbiased. Sitting next to an OU helmet on the stage, he said, "If Oklahoma State was playing a women's college, I'd take the women's college."
* The truth in advertising award goes to CBS play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist during Auburn's 65-43 victory over Alabama, which set an SEC scoring record for a regulation game. "As much as this has been fun for us and the fans, there have been some defensive deficiencies that have been revealed."
* ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit watched his alma mater, top-ranked Ohio State, fall to No. 18 Wisconsin as fans chanted "overrated!" Herbstreit called it a "signature" win for Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema. "They had come so close so many times before," Herbstreit said. Herbstreit and play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger will broadcast the OU at Missouri game at 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC.