Two of Tony Jefferson's three interceptions came on tipped balls, by Frank Alexander and R.J. Washington. Give them assists. And Ronnell Lewis tipped two passes at the line of scrimmage that weren't intercepted.
HISTORICAL APPRECIATION I: D
OU lists three as the record for interceptions in a game, a feat Jefferson achieved in a five-minute stretch of the second quarter. But Dale Arbuckle had five interceptions against SMU in 1925 and Bill Pansze had five against Tulsa in 1931. The NCAA began record-keeping in 1937, so that's the cutoff OU uses. But that seems arbitrary; it's a disservice to Arbuckle and Pansze, whose interceptions in dusty days gave the Sooners possession just as much as Jefferson's did Saturday night.
HISTORICAL APPRECIATION II: C
Always good to honor past Sooner greats. But the 55-year recognition of the 1956 national championship team seemed a little hollow when each player's name wasn't announced. There were only about 25 guys. It would have been great to hear their names. For them and us.
Strange night. The best catch of the night came from a safety and Broyles dropped a pass. Jefferson's one-handed, falling-out-of-bounds, get-your-foot-down interception was the play of the game. Broyles never drops a pass, but he did on an out pattern late in the second quarter. Stills made up for that with several superb catches.