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OU football notebook: Hunnicutt breaks field goal record in Sooners' win

by Ryan Aber Published: October 5, 2013

With his first-quarter field goal, junior kicker Michael Hunnicutt became the school's career field goal leader with 49.

Hunnicutt broke a tie with Tim Duncan (1999-01) and Tim Lashar (1983-86) for the lead.

Hunnicutt added No. 50 later in the game and now has 16 multi-field goal games in his career, also breaking a record he shared with Duncan and Lashar.

He has made at least two field goals in six consecutive games dating back to last season's Cotton Bowl.

Hunnicutt is now 50 of 58 on field goals in his career.

PHILLIPS' ABSENCE FELT UP FRONT

One of the biggest surprises of the season so far had been the play of sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.

Saturday in the 20-17 win over TCU, Phillips watched from the sidelines after suffering an injury late in the win over Notre Dame last week.

Phillips was replaced in the starting lineup by redshirt freshman Jordan Wade.

“It affects us,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. “Jordan (Phillips) has been playing fabulous. I'll have to see the tape but I believe those guys played really well in there — Jordan Wade and Torrea (Peterson).”

Chuka Ndulue also made his first start of the season at defensive end, replacing Geneo Grissom in the lineup.

BIG RECRUITING WEEKEND

Oklahoma had its biggest recruiting game to date, with a large list of official and unofficial visitors, headed by five-star running back Joe Mixon of Oakley (Calif.) Freedom.

There were plenty of other California visitors as well.

Joining Mixon on official visits were Fresno (Calif.) Central East athlete Michiah Quick, who had visits scheduled to Notre Dame and Alabama over the past month, high school teammate defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood, defensive tackle Ainuu Taua of Lompoc (Calif.) and outside linebacker Dwight Williams of Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra among others.

Outside linebacker commit Tay Evans of Allen, Texas, also made his official visit. Several commits also made unofficial visits, including offensive guard Alex Dalton, quarterback Justice Hansen, tight end Carson Meier and defensive end Brandon Glenn.

“Sorry, I was recruiting,” Stoops said, apologizing for arriving later than usual for his postgame news conference.

NEAL HAS BIG DRIVE

Sophomore wide receiver Durron Neal found a groove in the second quarter, helping the Sooners to their first touchdown.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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