Before Saturday’s opener against Louisiana Tech, former Sooners and current Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray texted Sooners coach Bob Stoops.
“Coach, don’t kick too many field goals this year because you have to keep my record intact,” Murray said.
Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt scored 11 points—two field goals and five extra points—in Saturday’s 48-16 win to move within 28 points of Murray’s all-time Sooners scoring record.
Murray texted Stoops back later and said he hoped Hunnicutt broke the record.
Stoops said he wished he would’ve gotten Hunnicutt one more field-goal try Sunday, expressing regret at going for it on fourth down on one of their four tries.
“I told him we should have kicked on of them to get him a long field goal,” Stoops said. “It would have been good early in the year to get a good long one in.”
The Sooners twice went for it on fourth down from the 33, which would’ve given Hunnicutt a 50-yard try.