Record-setting day for OU's Ryan Broyles

By Jake Trotter Modified: January 1, 2010 at 8:22 am •  Published: January 1, 2010

EL PASO, Texas — Mark Clayton has long held the title of best Oklahoma receiver in the Bob Stoops era.

But Thursday at the Sun Bowl, Ryan Broyles took a big step toward stealing that title away.

The sophomore slot receiver set a Sun Bowl and OU career bowl record with three touchdown receptions, igniting the Sooners to a 31-27 win over Stanford.

"Ryan Broyles was outstanding,” coach Bob Stoops said.

Broyles, who also finished with a career-high 156 receiving yards, set OU’s single-game record with 13 receptions.

But the Sun Bowl’s most valuable player wasn’t done rewriting the record books with that:

→Broyles finished the season with 15 touchdown receptions, which tied Clayton (2003) for the most in program history.

→His 13 receptions gave him 89 on the year, which passed Clayton’s 83 (‘03) for the most in a season in OU history.

→Broyles’ 6.61 receptions per game also bested Clayton’s 5.93 (’03).

→With 21 career touchdown receptions, Broyles is now only 10 away from tying Clayton’s school record.

Broyles also added a pivotal 42-yard punt return in the third quarter, which later set up a DeMarco Murray 1-yard touchdown plunge that put the Sooners up for good, 31-24.

"I didn’t even know I broke all those records,” Broyles said. "I’m just glad we got the win.”

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