No. 7 Oklahoma holds off Air Force

By JEFF LATZKE, AP College Football Writer Modified: September 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm •  Published: September 18, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — DeMarco Murray gained a total of 148 yards and scored three touchdowns to help No. 7 Oklahoma hold off a late charge from Air Force's overpowering run game to beat the Falcons 27-24 on Saturday.

Murray ran for a 5-yard touchdown and scored on a 17-yard screen pass in the third quarter as the Sooners (3-0) reeled off 17 straight points to pull away after Air Force (2-1) had tied it early in the second half.

That ended up being just enough to hold off a late charge by the Falcons.

Jared Tew and Kyle Halderman had rushing TDs in the fourth quarter for Air Force, but Oklahoma was able to pick up two first downs and run out the final 3:39.

The Falcons ran for 351 yards, but the Sooners still extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 33.


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