Austin Box's parents, Craig and Gail Box, attended Saturday night's game against Texas Tech, their first game of the season.
Austin Box, who would've been a senior this year, died in May.
His parents watched from the sidelines and spent time with Sooners coaches, including defensive coordinator Brent Venables, before the game.
“Today will be my parent's first game to go to, please pray for their strength as they cross this bridge, it won't be an easy day,” Whitney Box, Austin's sister, tweeted earlier in the day.
Craig and Gail Box declined to comment.
Junior defensive end Ronnell Lewis wore Box's No. 12 for the game.
RAIN SLOWS START
It wasn't a delay on the level of Oklahoma State's game against Tulsa that started after midnight earlier this season, but Saturday's game was delayed more than an hour and a half by lightning and heavy rain that moved through the area.
The game was delayed in three increments of 30 minutes before beginning at 8:46, 1:34 after the scheduled start.
It was the third weather delay for OU during the Bob Stoops era.
There was a 1:12 delay on Aug. 30, 2008 against Tennessee-Chattanooga at the start of the second half. The other was in 2002 against UTEP, a 51-minute delay.
BROYLES HONORED WITH VIDEO TRIBUTE
Sooners wide receiver Ryan Broyles was honored with a long pregame video that showed every pre-Tech reception of Broyles career.
It was the first home game since Broyles broke the NCAA record for career interceptions.
The video lasted nearly 15 minutes and ended with “This is Oklahoma football ... This is history” on the video board, then showed Broyles warming up.
Broyles briefly turned and watched the video for a few moments before resuming pregame warmups.
The video will be posted at SoonerSports.com.
OKLAHOMANS COME UP BIG FOR TECH
With Texas Tech leading 31-14 midway through the third quarter, Sooners quarterback Landry Jones had Kenny Stills lined up for what would've been a long completion.
But Jones underthrew the ball slightly, giving Red Raiders cornerback Tre' Porter, a Carl Albert High School product, just enough room to go up over Stills and pull down the interception.
The play was reviewed but the initial call was upheld.
Porter is one of six Oklahomans playing for the Red Raiders. Three are from Lawton.
Midway through the fourth, another Oklahoman helped the Red Raiders put the Sooners away.
Millwood senior Tramain Swindall leapt near the back of the end zone to pull in a 14-yard touchdown pass that put Tech up 41-24.
FAKE PUNT GIVES SOONERS CHANCE
Just four plays after the Sooners cut the deficit to 13 late in the third quarter, Tommy Tuberville decided to fake a punt on fourth and 4 from the Texas Tech 41.
Jack Richards ran up the middle after taking the snap from the protector spot, coming up just short of the first-down mark.
Richards was stopped by Julian Wilson and Joseph Powell.
The Sooners scored on the ensuing possession, pulling to within a touchdown, 31-24, early in the fourth.
ERXLEBEN MAKES OWEN FIELD DEBUT
Ryan Erxleben did something Saturday night his father never did: punted on Owen Field. The Tech punter had six kicks for a 37.5-yard average.
Erxleben's father, Russell Erxleben, is one of the greatest kickers in college football history. As a University of Texas kicker and punter, Russell Erxleben dominated games.
In Texas' 13-6 victory over OU in 1977 at Dallas, the elder Erxleben kicked field goals of 64 and 58 yards, plus punted nine times for a 48.9-yard average, including a 69-yarder late in the game.
Ryan Erxleben, a sophomore from Lake Travis, Texas, punted against the Sooners in 2009 at Lubbock but redshirted last season.