Oklahoma football: A by-the-numbers look at OU's 48-10 win over Iowa State

BY THE NUMBERS -- Drilling deeper on the Sooners' continuing trend of bad starts and where Jalen Saunders' punt return ranks in OU history.
by Berry Tramel Modified: November 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm •  Published: November 16, 2013


photo - Jalen Saunders (8) scores on a punt return in the second-quarter against Iowa State on Saturday at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Saunders' return is the third-longest in OU history behind Darrell Royal (96 yards) and Eddie Hinton (93). Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Jalen Saunders (8) scores on a punt return in the second-quarter against Iowa State on Saturday at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Saunders' return is the third-longest in OU history behind Darrell Royal (96 yards) and Eddie Hinton (93). Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Here is a look at Oklahoma's 48-10 win over Iowa State by the numbers:

0: Points for OU in the first quarter. The Sooners have just 33 first-quarter points all season. Fourteen of those points came against Notre Dame.

2: 100-yard rushers for OU (Damien Williams 128, Trevor Knight 123), for the first time since the 2008 Big 12 title game against Missouri (Chris Brown, Mossis Madu).

3: Sooners with TD runs of at least 50 yards (Williams 69, Brennan Clay 63, Knight 56), for the first time since Kansas State 1988 (Eric Mitchel, Charles Thompson, Mike Gaddis).

5: Career runs of at least 60 yards for Damien Williams, who had a 69-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

91: Length of Jalen Saunders' second-quarter punt return. Only Darrell Royal (96 yards) and Eddie Hinton (93) have longer punt returns in OU history.

405: OU rushing yards, the most since gaining 411 against Louisville in 1997.

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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