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The history of Saturday’s Oklahoma – West Virginia game

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm •  Published: November 19, 2012

Nov. 17, 2012 was more than the first Big 12 meeting between Oklahoma and West Virginia, in terms of history.

The Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel talked with Oklahoma football historian Mike Brooks about some of the numbers.

Here are even more numbers.

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma has won 32 straight games after leading at halftime. They have led seven times at the half this year. Oklahoma led 31-17 against West Virginia at the half.
  • Jalen Saunders and Justin Brown are the first Oklahoma duo to gain more than 100 receiving yards in a game since Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills did against Kansas State in 2011. Saunders and Brown had 123 and 112 yards respectively.

 

Oklahoma's Landry Jones (12) throws a towel to OU fans in the stands after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia University on Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va., Nov. 17, 2012. OU won, 50-49. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Landry Jones (12) throws a towel to OU fans in the stands after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia University on Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va., Nov. 17, 2012. OU won, 50-49. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Landry Jones

  • Saturday marked Landry Jones’ 25th game where he threw for at least 300 passing yards. It was his 11th game with 400+ yards and his second throwing for 200+ yards.
  • Jones threw for 270 yards in the first half. The Sooners are 22-1 when Jones throws for 200 or more yards in the first half.

  Kenny Stills

  • The junior wide receiver moved into fourth on Oklahoma’s all-time career TD receptions list with 23 endzone catches. He moved past Malcolm Kelly.
  • Stills four-TD reception performance tied an Oklahoma record that is shared by Trent Smith (Kansas 2001) and Jermaine Greshman (Texas A&M 2007)

Justin Brown 

  • The senior wide receiver totaled 112 yards off six receptions for his third 100-yard game of his career.

 Jalen Saunders

  • Jalen Saunder’s 76-yard reception was his first in an Oklahoma jersey. It’s the 16th TD reception of his career.
  • He also ended the day with the seventh 100-yard receiving game of his career. He compiled 123 total receiving yards.

Aaron Colvin

  •  The junior cornerback snagged his third interception of his season and career. He also had a 22-yard return off the interception, which is also a career-long.

Javon Harris

  • The safety also intercepted a pass. It was the fifth interception for Harris this season and the eighth of his career.

 


by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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