Oklahoma football: Breaking down Bob Stoops' matchups with former assistants
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is 13-4 against his former assistants who became head coaches. Here is a look at each of Stoops' games against his former assistant coaches.
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Nov. 11, 2006: Oklahoma 34, Texas Tech 24
With top RBs Adrian Peterson and Allen Patrick injured, Chris Brown scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift the Sooners, who trailed 24-20 at the end of the third.
Nov. 17, 2007: at Texas Tech 34, Oklahoma 27
QB Sam Bradford left the game with a concussion on OU's second possession; Tech opened a 27-10 halftime lead and held on for a 34-27 victory.
Oct. 18, 2008: Oklahoma 45, Kansas 31
Bradford threw for a then-school record 468 yards and three TDs; RBs Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray combined for 175 and three TDs.
Nov. 1, 2008: Oklahoma 62, Nebraska 28
Oklahoma led 35-0 after the first quarter, and went on to score the most points it ever has against Nebraska in Stoops' first game against former co-defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.
Nov. 22, 2008: Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21
In the famous “Jump Around” game, OU led then-No. 2 and unbeaten Texas Tech 42-7 at halftime.
Oct. 24, 2009: at Oklahoma 35, Kansas 13
KU quarterback Todd Reesing threw interceptions on the Jayhawks' first three possessions, and Stoops trounced Mangino in what would become their final head-to-head matchup.
Nov. 7, 2009: at Nebraska 10, Oklahoma 3
Pelini's defense frustrated freshman QB Landry Jones into five interceptions; this game remains the only one in the Stoops era without a Sooner touchdown.
Nov. 21, 2009: at Texas Tech 41, Oklahoma 13
OU trailed 27-6 at the end of the third quarter in one of Oklahoma's most embarrassing Stoops-era losses. The win was Leach's 83rd, making him Tech's all-time winningest coach. He was fired before the Red Raiders' Alamo Bowl win.
Dec. 4, 2010: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20 (Big 12 championship)
Pelini's squad took an early 17-0 lead before the Sooners rallied to win the last Big 12 title game for the foreseeable future, and send the Huskers off to the Big Ten Conference with a defeat.