• The numbers on Samaje Perine's record-setting performance

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    Here is a look at Oklahoma’s 44-7 win over Kansas by the numbers: 1: The spot in the NCAA record books that Samaje Perine now holds after rushing for 427 yards against Kansas. He broke the NCAA single-game rushing record set last week by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (408 vs. Nebraska) as well as the Oklahoma school record (Greg Pruitt, 294 vs. Kansas State, 1971) and the Big 12 record (Iowa State’s Troy Davis, 278 vs. Missouri, 1996). 1.7: Yards per play by Kansas in the first half. 12.3: Yards per carry by Perine in the first half. 2.7: Yards a play for OU in the first half when Perine didn’t get the ball. 12.7: Yards a play when Perine did. He had 241 all-purpose yards in the first half. 12.6:

  • VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

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    A wide range of top performances across the Oklahoma City metro highlighted the second week of the playoffs, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from […]

  • Live Coverage: Mason Rudolph keeping the Cowboys close

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    True freshman Mason Rudolph is in at quarterback for the Cowboys against No. 6 Baylor. Follow our live coverage with The Oklahoman sports team. Everything you need to know about Mason Rudolph Six must-read stories for Oklahoma State vs. Baylor

  • Samaje Perine runs for record 427 yards in OU's 44-7 win over Kansas

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    NORMAN — Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

  • OU Report Card: Sooner fans rewarded with good grade to go along with record-breaking performance

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    An impressive 44-7 victory against Kansas in less-than-stellar conditions. The grades reflect what we saw on the field and in the sky.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

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    "They’re still in the rehab process of getting back to being able to play," says Thunder coach Scott Brooks.

  • Sooners' offensive line shares in Samaje Perine's record-setting day

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    NORMAN — His linemates Ty Darlington and Adam Shead already settling into different areas of the Adrian Peterson Team Meeting Room for postgame interviews, Oklahoma offensive tackle Daryl Williams wasn’t about to let them go it alone.

  • Why Serge Ibaka's increased 3-point shooting will likely stick around when the stars return

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    Serge Ibaka has already tied a career-high in both makes (23) and attempts (60) from deep. He’s taken as many as nine in a game. He’s made as many as four. It’s become a thing. And if you ask Scott Brooks, it’s not going anywhere, even when his injured teammates return.

  • Baylor has payback and playoffs in mind with the Cowboys visiting Waco

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    OSU FOOTBALL — When you get right down to it, Oklahoma State has owned Baylor over the last several years. But all that won’t likely affect what might happen in Waco on Saturday when OSU travels to take on the payback-minded Bears.

  • Defensive players don't get KO'd — they get 'Perined'

    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Last week at Texas Tech, Samaje Perine continued his assault on defenders. At one point in the second half, he caused Red Raiders to head to the sidelines on three consecutive plays. They’d been Perined.


  • Lifeless Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh 30-7

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Syracuse is sticking to its youth movement, growing pains and all, no matter how much they hurt on a given weekend. It's all a part of the process, which is why second-year coach Scott Shafer refuses to label this frustrating season a total loss even as the Orange looked overwhelmed for long stretches of a 30-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. "Discouragement? That's when you're giving up," Shafer said. "Disappointment? No doubt. We got beat up pretty bad by a really good conference schedule. We had a very difficult nine weeks. The reality is, we didn't stay healthy and play good football." Certainly not against the Panthers.

  • Iowa falls short in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa played one of its best games this season with all of its goals still within reach. The Hawkeyes fell a few plays short against Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin, leaving little but pride to play for in Friday's finale against Nebraska. Gordon surpassed 2,000 yards rushing with 200 yards and two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24 on Saturday for its sixth straight win. Jake Rudock had 311 yards passing and two TDs for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten), who rallied from 16 down to get to 26-24 with just more than 5 minutes left but couldn't finish off a comeback. Iowa and Nebraska wrap up the regular season in Iowa City on Friday. It could have been a matchup for th

  • No. 20 Utah run over by Wilson, No. 15 Arizona

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Usually stout against the run, No. 20 Utah watched freshman Nick Wilson and No. 15 Arizona rush right by. Wilson ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns as Arizona overcame an injury to quarterback Anu Solomon and pulled away from the Utes 42-10 on Saturday. "We got outcoached, got outplayed and that was pretty apparent," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. As much as it was struggling on both sides of the ball, Utah closed the gap to 21-10 in the third quarter. Then an apparent punt return for a touchdown by Kaelin Clay called back because of a penalty. "The turning point in the game was the punt return that got called back. If we had that one it's 21-17 and it's a ballgame," Whittingham said

  • Johnson leads Montana past Montana State 34-7

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jordan Johnson threw for three touchdowns and put up almost 400 yards of total offense to help the Montana Grizzlies to a 34-7 win against the Montana State Bobcats on Saturday. With a potential FCS at-large bid up for grabs, Montana (8-4, 6-2 Big Sky) used five first half turnovers by Montana State (8-4, 6-2) to build a 27-0 lead. Montana State gave up seven turnovers during the game. Matt Hermanson finished with three interceptions, one shy of the single-game record for the Grizzlies. Montana State scored with 5:59 remaining on Chad Newell's 1-yard run. Jordan Canada scored two touchdowns, a 1-yard run and 4-yard reception, in the first quarter. He finished with 119 yards rushing.

  • Tennessee Tech surges past Austin Peay 41-15

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    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darian Stone threw for 186 yards, rushed for another 130 and accounted for two touchdowns as Tennessee Tech raced past Austin Peay 41-15 in the season finale for both teams on Saturday night. Stone caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brock McCoin on the opening drive. Stone and Jared Davis each threw touchdown passes to Cody Matthews in the third quarter to push the Golden Eagles (5-7, 4-4 Ohio Valley) out to a 31-13 lead. Matthews had 10 receptions for 171 yards. Isaiah McKinney ran for the go-ahead score in the second quarter and Ladarius Vanlier had an 84-yard breakaway in the fourth. Vanlier had 92 yards rushing and another 50 receiving.

  • East Carolina's Hardy sets FBS career catches mark

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    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy has set the record for most career receptions in bowl subdivision history. The fifth-year senior needed four catches during Saturday's game against Tulane. He broke that record on an 8-yard catch from Shane Carden for a first down with about 5 minutes left in the second quarter of the 34-6 win. That pushed him past the previous record of 349 set by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles in 2011. Hardy, who finished with nine catches for 104 yards, said he was happy to have the record behind him "so now I can just go out there and play." The record capped a remarkable climb for Hardy, who had just one Division II scholarship offer in high school before ending up at Eas

  • Jackson State edges Alcorn State 34-31

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    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — LaMontiez Ivy threw three touchdowns, including the 45-yard game-winner to DeSean McKenzie, to lift Jackson State to a 34-31 comeback win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Trailing 31-28 late in the fourth quarter, Jackson State (5-7, 3-6 Southwest Athletic Conference) took over at its own 49 after a 27-yard punt return by Jairus Moll. Ivy found McKenzie two plays later for the long strike with 1:55 to go, then took over on downs after holding Alcorn State to cement the win. Ivy spread the ball around, hitting nine different receivers, and finished with 376 yards on 27-of-32 passing. He also threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. McKenzie had 95 yards on four catches.

  • No. 1 Florida State edges Boston College 20-17

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Walker Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a dogfight, once again, and needed their Heisman winner to make a play. He made several. Winston led Florida State 66 yards to put Roberto Aguayo in position for a 26-yard field goal with three seconds remaining and the Seminoles remained perfect with a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday. The Seminoles, who have now won a school-record 26 consecutive games, have already locked up a berth in the ACC championship game, but there are bigger goals remaining.

  • No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa, 26-24

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record barely lasted a week. His Heisman Trophy hopes — and Wisconsin's Big Ten title chances — are stronger than ever after another brilliant performance from the nation's top running back. Gordon surpassed 2,000 yards rushing with 200 yards and two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24 on Saturday for its sixth straight win. Gordon became the 17th FBS player with a 2,000-yard rushing season to lead the Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten), who nearly blew a 16-point lead before hanging on behind Gordon in the fourth quarter.

  • OU football: Samaje Perine outperforms entire Kansas offense...by a lot

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Here is a look at Oklahoma’s 44-7 win over Kansas by the numbers: 1: The spot in the NCAA record books that Samaje Perine now holds after rushing for 427 yards against Kansas. He broke the NCAA single-game rushing record set last week by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (408 vs. Nebraska) as well as the Oklahoma school record (Greg Pruitt, 294 vs. Kansas State, 1971) and the Big 12 record (Iowa State’s Troy Davis, 278 vs. Missouri, 1996). 1.7: Yards per play by Kansas in the first half. 12.3: Yards per carry by Perine in the first half. 2.7: Yards a play for OU in the first half when Perine didn’t get the ball. 12.7: Yards a play when Perine did. He had 241 all-purpose yards in the first half. 12.6:

  • Idaho State trumps Weber State 46-28

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Justin Arias went 25 of 43 for 322 yards and three touchdowns, and Daniel McSurdy ran for 266 yards, to lead Idaho State over Weber State 46-28 on Saturday. Idaho State (8-4, 6-2 Big Sky) took its opening drive 75 yards on four plays, culminating on Arias' 19-yard touchdown pass to Hagen Graves. Weber State (2-10, 2-6) responded with Jadrian Clark's 3-yard scoring toss to Shaydon Kehano. But McSurdy was just getting started. Touchdown runs of 75 and 54 yards helped put the Bengals up 29-14 at the break. Weber State cut its deficit to 8 on Billy Green's 13-yard TD pass to Karl Finai. But Arias struck again, 30 yards to Broc Malcom, to push the lead back to 15. Bo Bolen's 32-yard romp pulled the

  • Dye leads Clemson to 28-0 win over Panthers

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt was glad for two things against Georgia State — the victory and the boost of confidence it gave the Tigers heading into their biggest game of the year. The Tigers (8-3) bounced back from their loss to Georgia Tech last week with a 28-0 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The club had been reeling, particularly on offense, after the 28-6 loss to the Yellow Jackets a week ago. Besides scoring its fewest points in seven years, Clemson again lost freshman quarterback standout Deshaun Watson to injury. Stoudt, the senior backup, was not ready to sub in against No. 17 Georgia Tech and it showed with three interceptions, two returned for touchdowns.

  • Wilson, No. 15 Arizona run past No. 20 Utah 42-10

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Practicing at 6 a.m. in the sprinklers may not have made Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez popular with his players, but it made them feel prepared. Coming from sunny Arizona to stormy Utah, freshman Nick Wilson ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 15 Wildcats overcame an injury to quarterback Anu Solomon and pulled away from No. 20 Utah 42-10 Saturday. "We were ready," Wilson said. "That Thursday practice wasn't really that bad. It was actually kind of fun." Not as fun as it was to run through, around and right by the Utes. "I was fortunate the way the holes opened up the way they did. The offensive line made it easy for me," Wilson said.

  • Oklahoma State starts freshman QB over Garman

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    WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State took the redshirt off highly touted freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph to start in place of Daxx Garman for Saturday night's game at No. 6 Baylor. Garman was in uniform on the sideline, but wearing a baseball camp instead of his helmet. The Cowboys offered no reason for Garman not starting. Rudolph finished high school early and enrolled at Oklahoma State last spring, going through spring drills and the Cowboys' offseason program. He threw for 4,377 yards with 41 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a senior last season at Northwest High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

  • Janzen, Putnam lead Pebble Beach Invitational

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    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lee Janzen scrambled to a par 72, dropping into a share of the lead with Andrew Putnam, who shot a 2-under on a rainy Saturday, after three rounds at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, played bogey-free for the first two rounds but had three bogies and three birdies at Del Monte on Saturday and is 11-under for the tournament. Putnam, a PGA Tour rookie, birdied three of the final four holes and had six birdies overall, but also had two bogeys and a double bogey, also on Del Monte. Tommy Armour, a late entrant who won the event in 2007 and 2008, is alone in third at 9 under following a 66 at Del Monte.

  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff rallies past Alabama A&M 20-19

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    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Benjamin Anderson racked up 358 yards of total offense and scored all three touchdowns for Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which rallied to defeat Alabama A&M 20-19 on Saturday. Anderson passed for 225 yards and a TD, and rushed for another 133 yards with two touchdowns. He scored the game-winner on a 15-yard run with 4:10 to play. Alabama A&M (4-8, 3-6 SWAC) saw a chance to win sail wide left on Cesar Ramon-Diaz' 33-yard field goal attempt with 1:58 on the clock. Jaymason Lee passed for 265 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs, but was intercepted three times by Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-7, 3-6).

  • BC-BKC--Colorado-Wyoming Box

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    Gordon 1-3 0-2 2, Scott 3-7 0-0 6, Booker 2-9 3-3 8, Johnson 3-10 2-2 9, Talton 0-4 0-0 0, Stalzer 0-0 0-0 0, Fletcher 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Collier 2-4 0-1 6, Hopkins 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 12-43 5-8 33. Cooke Jr. 3-4 0-0 6, Nance Jr. 5-9 0-1 10, Hankerson Jr. 3-7 1-2 10, Grabau 2-5 0-1 6, Adams 5-8 2-2 14, Lieberman 0-1 0-0 0, Bentz 1-1 0-0 2, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0, McManamen 1-3 0-0 3, Herndon 2-3 0-0 5, Sellers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-42 3-6 56. Halftime_Wyoming 26-24. 3-Point Goals_Colorado 4-15 (Collier 2-3, Booker 1-4, Johnson 1-4, Talton 0-1, Hopkins 0-3), Wyoming 9-22 (Hankerson Jr. 3-5, Adams 2-4, Grabau 2-5, Herndon 1-2, McManamen 1-3, Lieberman 0-1, Nance Jr. 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Co

  • Lynch, Hayes lead Memphis past South Florida 31-20

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Paxton Lynch threw for 232 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Memphis defeated South Florida 31-20 on Saturday. Lynch's two rushing scores and his 42-yard strike to Mose Frazier helped the Tigers move out to a 21-13 halftime lead. Lynch found Brandon Hayes for an 11-yard touchdown to extend the lead in the third quarter. Hayes finished with 189 yards on 21 carries. His long of 47 came on his first touch. Frazier had three receptions for 82 yards for Memphis (8-3, 6-1 American). Marlon Mack rushed for 102 yards on 16 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown to open the second quarter that pulled the Bulls (4-7, 3-4) within four. Lynch answered with his TD pass to Frazier. Mik

  • Kansas gives up rushing record in loss to Oklahoma

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    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas appeared to have built momentum under interim coach Clint Bowen with its close loss to No. 5 TCU last week. Samaje Perine stopped the Jayhawks in their tracks. The true freshman set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over the Jayhawks 44-7 on Saturday. A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the mark by rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska, Perine ran past him. Perine broke the record on his 34th and final carry, a 42-yard run with 12:16 left in the fourth quarter. The yardage and touchdown totals were the most by a Kansas opponent. "What we didn't do was stop him in any way, shape or form

  • Southern Utah slips past Northern Arizona 22-14

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ammon Olsen threw for 298 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown to Mike Sharp for the go-ahead score, to lead Southern Utah to a 22-14 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday. Leading 10-7 at the break, Southern Utah (3-9, 3-5 Big Sky) pulled away in the second half with a safety after turning over the ball on downs at the Northern Arizona 2, followed by a 1-yard touchdown run from Jarom Healey and a field goal by Trevor McGirr, his second of the day. Olsen finished 28 of 42 passing and was intercepted once, while Sharp had 90 yards on five catches for the Thunderbirds, who ended Northern Arizona's regular season home winning streak at nine.