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

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    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

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    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 […]

  • Samaje Perine turned a miserable day into one of the best in Sooners history

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    COMMENTARY — It would have been easy to write off Saturday as a wash — bad weather, bad opponent, sparse attendance. But true freshman running back Samaje Perine did his part to make the day memorable, rushing for an NCAA Division-I record 427 yards.

  • Tramel: In Mason Rudolph, Cowboys seem to have found their quarterback of the future

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    WACO, Texas — Mike Gundy really isn’t in to answering questions these days, but the longer this game went on the banks of the Brazos, the more the prevailing question changed.

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

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    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.

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

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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

  • No. 6 Baylor holds off Mason Rudolph-led Cowboys

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw touchdowns on Baylor’s first two drives that took less than a minute combined, putting the No. 6 Bears ahead to stay in a 49-28 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

  • Tulsa Union dominates Mustang, guarantees 19th straight east-side Class 6A champion

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    TULSA UNION 52, MUSTANG 7 — Once again, the champion for the state’s largest class will come from the Tulsa area. After Union’s dismantling of Mustang on Saturday, the Redskins will face off against two-time defending champion Jenks on Dec. 5 for the Class 6A-I title.

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

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    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.


  • OSU football: Fox announcers Gus Johnson, Charles Davis endorse Mason Rudolph as Cowboys' QB of the future

    BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer, mbracht@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Freshman Mason Rudolph’s debut as Oklahoma State quarterback impressed Fox Sports announcers Gus Johnson and Charles Davis even in the Cowboys’ 49-28 loss Saturday night at Baylor. “I would be absolutely shocked if he does not have the ball when they play Bedlam in December,” Davis said. He noted that Rudolph should get the start even if Daxx Garman is healthy since OSU has blown the redshirt year for Rudolph. “Rudolph now represents what you’re doing next year,” said Davis, who earlier had compared him to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and complimented his touch on the deep ball. “I would cut him loose and let him go.

  • Virginia keeps hopes alive, beats Miami 30-13

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Canaan Severin made a spectacular touchdown catch and Virginia dominated after halftime and kept its bowl hopes alive for one more week, beating Miami 30-13 in its home finale on Saturday night. Darius Jennings and Khalek Shepherd ran for touchdowns and Ian Frye kicked three field goals for the Cavaliers (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended a four-game losing streak and play at rival Virginia Tech next Friday night. The Cavaliers will need to snap a 10-game losing streak in the series with the Hokies to make their first bowl since 2011. The Hokies, 6-3 double overtime losers at Wake Forest on Saturday, also need to win to reach the postseason, and will come into the game protecting a 2

  • OKC Barons: Barons' first goal confirmed by review

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons’ first goal midway through the first period of Saturday night’s 3-0 win over Charlotte wasn’t awarded until officials confirmed Andrew Miller’s shot not only crossed the goal line, the puck slid all the way through the goal, skidding under the back goal pad. “I didn’t realize it went through the net. I don’t think anybody did except the officials, who stopped play to take a look at it,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “I’m glad they did. Obviously it was a big goal for us.” PAKARINEN RECALLS FIRST NHL GOAL Barons rookie Iiro Pakarinen made his NHL debut earlier this month, appearing in five games with Edmonton. The 23-year-old right winger scored his first NHL goal Nov. 7

  • No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech. Georgia scored two touchdowns on its first three snaps, including an 83-yard touchdown run by Chubb, and the No. 9 Bulldogs rolled past Charleston Southern 55-9 on Saturday. Hutson Mason threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Chris Conley on Georgia's first offensive play. On the second play of the Bulldogs' next possession from the Georgia 17, Chubb ran right, turned the corner and then beat Buccaneers defensive backs Larenzo Mathis and Troy McGowens to the end zone. Chubb downplayed Georgia's longest run since an 89-yarder by Tim Worley against Florida i

  • No. 13 Kentucky women hold off Cent Michigan 71-68

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, as No. 13 Kentucky women held on for a 71-68 win over Central Michigan on Saturday night. Kentucky (4-0) took a 47-28 advantage into the break but shot just 36.5 percent from floor overall and barely held off a Central Michigan rally in the second half to seal the win. O'Neill's five treys tied her single-game career best, but Kentucky shot just 8 of 28 from long range. Makayla Epps contributed 12 points, Linnae Harper had 10 and Azia Bishop snagged 11 rebounds for the Wildcats, which have opened the season with four straight wins for the fourth time in five seasons.

  • OSU football: Former coach Pat Jones coaching, coaxing Cowboys without stress of actually coaching Cowboys

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TULSA — Pat Jones might as well be on the sideline again, gyrating and waving his arms, leaning left and right, pointing at the TV screen. And coaching some, too. “Wrap up! Wrap up!” Jones implores the Oklahoma State defense, a unit drawing his ire Saturday night. Still, Jones’ latest gig – providing live stream continuous commentary of Cowboys games via Coaches Cabana – is less stressful. At the end of the night, he can pack up from any of the several Tulsa-area Buffalo Wild Wings that house the show and go home without any of the hassles that come with coaching, including rampant second-guessing from outsiders.

  • BC-FBC--T25-Oklahoma St.-Baylor Stats

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Bay_Lee 65 pass from Petty (Callahan kick), 14:24. Bay_Coleman 54 pass from Petty (Callahan kick), 12:24. OkSt_Roland 1 run (Phillips kick), 7:32. Bay_Chafin 2 run (Callahan kick), :19. Bay_Chafin 7 run (Callahan kick), 4:18. OkSt_Glidden 8 pass from Rudolph (Grogan kick), :01. Bay_Linwood 11 run (Callahan kick), 3:57. Bay_Chafin 1 run (Callahan kick), 14:21. OkSt_Washington 68 pass from Rudolph (Grogan kick), 14:08. OkSt_Childs 2 run (Grogan kick), 10:44. Bay_Petty 21 run (Callahan kick), 3:00. A_47,179. ___ ___ RUSHING_Oklahoma St., Hill 10-52, Roland 17-46, Childs 8-34, Johnson 2-1, Rudolph 6-(minus 17).

  • Amherst hoops wins 99th straight game at home

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    It's been nearly six years since Amherst's women's basketball team lost at home. Now the Jeffs stand tied with UConn for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. The Jeffs won their 99th straight home game on Saturday with a 97-41 victory over Mount Holyoke. Amherst will try and break UConn's mark on Sunday when the Jeffs face Baruch in the championship game of their Tip-Off tournament. "UConn's the pinnacle of women's basketball," Amherst coach G.P. Gromacki said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday night. "I think if it's something we're able to do, it will be pretty special, but it's not why we're playing the game." The Division III school's streak started with a one-point win over Colby

  • Middle Tennessee rallies by Florida Atlantic 35-34

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Grammer threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Henry on fourth-and-goal with 19 seconds left, rallying Middle Tennessee past Florida Atlantic 35-34 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible. The Blue Raiders (6-5, 4-2 Conference USA) were trailing 34-21 late, but stormed back as Reggie Whatley scored on a 9-yard run to make it 34-28 with 4:15 left. FAU (3-8, 2-4) was forced to punt, and Grammer found Henry for the game-winner on fourth down, capping a 13-play, 70-yard drive. Cody Clark's point after attempt provided the go-ahead point. Jaquez Johnson's desperation heave was intercepted by Jared Singletary as time expired. Whatley had career-highs with 190 yards on 19 carries a

  • BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Texas Tech Box

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Ruder 7-11 0-2 19, Marshall 9-15 4-5 27, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Boone 0-2 0-0 0, Gerring 2-5 4-6 8, Mvouika 0-3 0-1 0, Thurman 1-6 0-0 3, Roundtree 0-0 0-0 0, Kendrix 1-1 3-3 5, Kirk 1-1 2-2 4, McCullough 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 22-51 13-19 68. Onwuasor 1-5 3-4 5, Gray 1-4 2-3 4, Smith 2-6 4-5 8, Turner 4-11 4-7 12, Odiase 4-4 5-8 13, Williams 5-9 3-3 18, Manderson 1-1 2-2 4, Evans 2-3 3-4 7, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Gotcher 2-7 2-2 7, Foster 1-1 0-2 2, Lammert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 28-40 80. Halftime_Texas Tech 42-38. 3-Point Goals_Missouri St. 11-21 (Ruder 5-8, Marshall 5-8, Thurman 1-2, Williams 0-1, Mvouika 0-1, Gerring 0-1), Texas Tech 6-18 (Williams 5-6, Gotcher 1-5, Gray 0-1, Onwuasor 0-3, Turner 0-3). Fo

  • BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Texas Tech Long Box

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Percentages: FG .431, FT .684. 3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Ruder 5-8, Marshall 5-8, Thurman 1-2, Williams 0-1, Mvouika 0-1, Gerring 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 2 (Boone, Thompson). Turnovers: 13 (Williams 4, Kirk 2, Mvouika 2, Roundtree, Thompson, Kendrix, Marshall, Ruder). Steals: 6 (Marshall 2, Gerring, Thompson, Ruder, McCullough). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .451, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Williams 5-6, Gotcher 1-5, Gray 0-1, Onwuasor 0-3, Turner 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 5 (Smith 2, Odiase, Foster, Evans). Turnovers: 13 (Odiase 3, Gray 2, Foster, Onwuasor, Williams, Evans, Smith, Gotcher, Adams, Turner). Steals: 5

  • Kid asks Helfrich if Mariota is staying at Oregon

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Following the No. 3 Ducks' victory over Colorado, a 12-year-old boy asked coach Mark Helfrich if quarterback Marcus Mariota was going to stay at Oregon for his senior year. When Helfrich prodded the young reporter, he said there are just a few things that matter at O'Hara Catholic School in Eugene. "There's Jesus, there's girls and there's Marcus Mariota," Charlie Pape proclaimed, prompting laughter in the postgame press conference. Mariota threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 73 yards and another in Oregon's 44-10 victory over Colorado. That gave the Heisman hopeful 42 total touchdowns this season to set a new Pac-12 record. Mariota has a year of eligibility left, but most be

  • Louisville holds on for 31-28 win over Notre Dame

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Louisville didn't panic when Notre Dame, aided by a 61-yard punt return, scored two quick touchdowns early in the third quarter to take the lead. The Cardinals answered with a pair of touchdowns of their own, stopped Notre Dame at the 9-yard line and avoided overtime when Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as the Cardinals held on for a 31-28 victory Saturday. "Things were a bit rough there for a minute," Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon said. "We just kept our composure and knew that we were going to turn it back around and keep executing our game plan and that's what happened." Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he was happy for his players.

  • Artis-Payne, Marshall lead No. 16 Auburn to win

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 129 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Nick Marshall passed for 171 yards and a score and No. 16 Auburn snapped a two-game skid with a 31-7 victory over Samford on Saturday night. Auburn (8-3) used the game against an FCS opponent to tune up for next week's Iron Bowl showdown at No. 2 Alabama. The Tigers, who upset Alabama last year before narrowly losing the national title game to Florida State, needed a morale boost after dropping from third to 14th in the College Football Playoff rankings with consecutive losses to Texas A&M and Georgia. Artis-Payne, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, has rushed for 100-plus yards eight times this season. He averaged 5.4 ya

  • No. 18 DePaul women handle S. Dakota State 84-62

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Podkowa scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 18 De Paul over South Dakota State 84-62 on Saturday. DePaul (3-1) shot 43.6 from the floor and was 8 of 24 from beyond the arc. Podkowa scored the first eight points of the game, but back-to-back 3s by South Dakota State's Megan Waytashek and a layup by Clarissa Ober tied it at 8. That's the last time the Jackrabbits would be close, as an 8-point run propelled DePaul to a 10-point halftime advantage and DePaul pulled away from there. Brittany Hrynko had 16 points and five assists for the Blue Demons. Jessica January and Megan Rogowski both had 11 points, while Brooke Schulte added nine points and seven boards.

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

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a tight game, 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 27 consecutive games, have already locked up a berth in the ACC championship game but there are bigger goals remaining.

  • Cal Poly beats San Diego 34-3 in season ender

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backup quarterback Dano Graves rushed for two touchdowns as Cal Poly scored 20 points in the second half to smother San Diego 34-3 in a nonconference season ender on Saturday. Despite the loss, San Diego (9-2) is Pioneer League champion and qualified for the FCS playoffs. The team announced it would gather Sunday morning to watch the selection show to find out its opponent and location in the Nov. 29 first round. Cal Poly finishes 7-5 and third at 5-3 in the Big Sky. San Diego ran just 62 offensive plays, gaining 234 total yards, punting six times for 235. Cal Poly rushed for 341 yards with Graves netting 94 and starting QB Chis Brown 93.

  • BC-BKC--T25-Nebraska-Rhode Island Box

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Rivers 2-4 2-2 6, Petteway 5-18 4-4 15, Pitchford 0-4 3-5 3, Webster 1-3 0-0 2, Shields 10-17 4-5 25, Parker 2-6 3-4 7, T. Smith 1-4 0-0 3, Abraham 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 21-57 17-22 62. Martin 2-5 4-6 8, Biruta 3-5 0-0 6, Matthews 7-20 11-14 26, Minnis 0-2 0-0 0, Terrell 4-14 2-6 12, Garrett 0-5 1-3 1, Reischel 3-6 2-2 8, Buchanan 0-1 1-2 1, Watson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 21-61 21-33 66. Halftime_Nebraska 23-19. End Of Regulation_Tied 53. 3-Point Goals_Nebraska 3-20 (T. Smith 1-1, Shields 1-5, Petteway 1-7, Parker 0-1, Webster 0-2, Pitchford 0-4), Rhode Island 3-19 (Terrell 2-5, Matthews 1-9, Biruta 0-1, Martin 0-1, Reischel 0-1, Garrett 0-2). Fouled Out_Martin, Parker. Rebounds_Nebraska 36 (Shields 9), Rhode Island 49 (Martin

  • Johnson leads Montana past Montana State 34-7

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Grizzlies didn't want to see their season end Saturday afternoon. Jordan Johnson threw for three touchdowns and put up almost 400 yards of total offense to help Montana 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. "This is unreal" said head coach Mick Delaney, who announced last Sunday he'd be retiring at the end of the season. "Today was the most special day of my whole coaching career because of what these young men and our coaches did today.

  • OU football: Samaje Perine turned a miserable day into one of the best in Sooners history

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Updated: 10 hr ago

    COMMENTARY — It would have been easy to write off Saturday as a wash — bad weather, bad opponent, sparse attendance. But true freshman running back Samaje Perine did his part to make the day memorable, rushing for an NCAA Division-I record 427 yards.