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 Oklahoma Beat Tulsa 
Tulsa 15 - Oklahoma 31
Oklahoma vs. Tulsa  Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs Oklahoma Sooners
Game Info
Game Time: 9/10/2005 at 11:30AM
Televised: FSN
Location: Norman, OK
Attendance: 83,877
TUL Head Coach: Steve Kragthorpe
 
Oklahoma Game Notes
Weather
Temperature: 88 °F
Humidity: 40%
Pressure: 30.04 in
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: SW 12 mph
Conditions: Clear
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Tulsa Logo  Tulsa 0 6 3 6 15
Oklahoma Logo  Oklahoma 7 0 7 17 *31
 
Rankings
AP Poll: OU 18 - TUL nr
Coaches' Poll: OU 16 - TUL nr


Scoring Summary
First Quarter
Oklahoma Logo OU 08:36 Adrian Peterson 1 yd run (Garrett Hartley kick) 7~0
Second Quarter
Tulsa Logo TUL 11:17 Brad Devault 52 yd field goal 7~3
Tulsa Logo TUL 00:05 Brad Devault 22 yd field goal 7~6
Third Quarter
Tulsa Logo TUL 05:36 Brad Devault 19 yd field goal 7~9
Oklahoma Logo OU 04:16 Adrian Peterson 1 yd run (Garrett Hartley kick) 14~9
Fourth Quarter
Oklahoma Logo OU 14:19 Garrett Hartley 29 yd field goal 17~9
Tulsa Logo TUL 09:10 Paul Smith 1 yd run (2 pt conv failed) 17~15
Oklahoma Logo OU 03:04 Adrian Peterson 41 yd run (Garrett Hartley kick) 24~15
Oklahoma Logo OU 00:03 Clint Ingram 48 yd interception return (Garrett Hartley kick) 31~15


Tulsa LogoGolden Hurricanes Statistics Oklahoma LogoSooners Statistics
Rushing
Name Carr Yds TD's
Paul Smith 18 48 1
Uril Parrish 14 37 0
Bradon Diles 4 19 0
Tarrion Adams 2 -4 0
Idris Moss 1 -2 0
Totals:   39 98 1

Rushing
Name Carr Yds TD's
Adrian Peterson 32 220 1
Kejuan Jones 7 20 0
Rhett Bomar 6 -13 0
Totals:   45 227 1

Passing
Name Compl Att Yds TD's Int
Paul Smith 24 36 246 0 1
Totals:   24 36 246 0 1

Passing
Name Compl Att Yds TD's Int
Rhett Bomar 5 13 42 0 2
Totals:   5 13 42 0 2

Receiving
Name Catch Yds TD's
Garrett Mills 13 152 0
Cauvey Jackson 3 31 0
Idris Moss 2 19 0
Monroe Nichols 1 12 0
Richard McQuillar 1 11 0
Landon Keopple 1 9 0
Uril Parrish 1 7 0
Charles Ramsey 1 5 0
Tarrion Adams 1 0 0
Totals:   24 246 0

Receiving
Name Catch Yds TD's
Adrian Peterson 2 17 0
Travis Wilson 1 10 0
Quentin Chaney 1 9 0
Joe Jon Finley 1 6 0
Totals:   5 42 0

Kick Returns
Name Ret Yds Long TD's
Idris Moss 3 37 16 0
Conner Long 1 20 20 0
Totals:   4 57 20 0

Kick Returns
Name Ret Yds Long TD's
Travis Wilson 3 47 18 0
Reggie Smith 2 30 19 0
Totals:   5 77 19 0

Punt Returns
Name Ret Yds Long TD's
Lendy Holmes 2 9 5 0
Totals:   2 9 5 0

Punting
Name Kicks Ave Long Yards
Chris Kindred 5 38.6 55 193
Totals:   5 38.6 55 193

Punting
Name Kicks Ave Long Yards
Cody Freeby 5 50 70 250
Totals:   5 50 70 250

Interceptions
Name Ints Yds Long TD's
Steve Craver 1 29 29 0
Nick Graham 1 -1 -1 0
Totals:   2 28 29 0

Interceptions
Name Ints Yds Long TD's
Clint Ingram 1 48 48 1
Totals:   1 48 48 1


Team Statistics
  Golden Hurricanes Sooners
Total First Downs 21   14  
   Rushing 5   10  
   Passing 13   3  
   Penalties 3   1  
   3rd Down Plays 8  of 17 5  of 13
   4th Down Plays 0  of 1 1  of 1
Total Yards 344   269  
   Total Plays 75  Ave: 4.6 yds 58  Ave: 4.6 yds
Rushing Yards 98   227  
   Plays 39  Ave: 2.5 yds 45  Ave: 5.0 yds
   Fumbles / Lost 4  / 1 4  / 0
Passing Yards 246   42  
   Plays 36   13  
   Catches 24  Ave: 6.8 yds 5  Ave: 3.2 yds
   Interceptions 1   2  
Sacked 4  10 yds 2  25 yds
Interceptions 2  2 yds 1  1 yds
Punts 5  Ave: 38.6 5  Ave: 50
Kickoff Returns 4  57 yds 5  77 yds
Punt Returns 0  0 yds 2  9 yds
Penalties 28  43 yds 48  72 yds
Time of Possession    34:41    25:19



[ <-- vs TCU | Season | vs UCLA --> ]

Normal Fan
OU Needs a Touch
by The Normal Fan
September 12, 2005

It was evident Saturday that OU is in dyer need of a touch of this and a touch of that.

While the defense looked better, they still do not look good.  The defensive backs need a touch of aggressiveness.  Tulsa’s tight end and quarterback ate the secondary up.  They played a simple game of pitch and catch that the Sooners could not stop, and were lucky that Mother Nature gave them a hand with the humidity that caused Mills (tight end) to cramp up and be off the field.

The D-line needs a touch of depth and experience, especially at the defensive end position.  These young guys need to step up and take charge.  Seems every year one Sooner usually steps up big and make an impact.  Someone needs to do that on the D-line.

The linebackers need a touch of help.  They played a decent game Saturday, except for some blown assignments in pass coverage.  Rufus Alexander has stepped up his game but he needs the other ten guys to step up too.

Now for the offense, wow they need a lot of help.  First, no matter what anyone says, Bomar should continue to start.  I know he did not have a good game and threw two picks, but one was not his fault.  He just needs a touch of touch.  He needs to learn how to put touch on the ball and not rifle it every time.  He could also use a touch of experience, and he is only going to get that by playing.

The offensive line needs a couple of touches of toughness.  They looked better Saturday but with their opponent being Tulsa, I am not ready to say they are on their way to recovery.

Now to me, this next group is the biggest disappointment so far:  the wide receivers and tight ends.  They need a touch of playmaking.  It is not good enough just to catch a ball.  They have to do whatever they can to catch it then make yards after the catch.  Of course, I do not think Chuck Long even knows there is a tight end on his team.

This next week is could best be described as a Season in the Brink.  If the Sooners go out to the left coast and lose, then we may be in the midst of a 6-5 or 5-6 season.  If they can improve and show some toughness then they may be able to pull off an 8-3 or 7-4.  We’ll just have to sit back and see.

The Normal Fan Top Ten

1. USC
2. Texass
3. LSU
4. Tennessee
5. Va. Tech
6. Louisville
7. Florida
8. Georgia
9. Florida State (although their quarterback sucks)
10. Purdue

[ <-- vs TCU | Season | vs UCLA --> ]

AP - Recap
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - With Adrian Peterson running so well, Oklahoma didn't even have to worry about who was passing the ball - at least for one week.

Peterson ran for 180 of his 220 yards in the second half and added three touchdowns as the 18th-ranked Sooners avoided a second stunning loss by beating Tulsa 31-15 Saturday.

With new starter Rhett Bomar struggling at quarterback, Oklahoma (1-1) didn't attempt a pass in the second half. The Sooners' recipe for success was to give the ball to Peterson.

''We came out there and we played smash-mouth football,'' Peterson said.

After Tulsa (0-2) pulled ahead 9-7 in the third quarter on Brad DeVault 's third field goal, Peterson took over. He ate up all 58 yards as the Sooners marched downfield to regain the lead.

Peterson broke off a 42-yard run down the left sideline, discarding a Tulsa defender at midfield before finally being forced out at the 16. Three plays later, he worked his way to the left end of the offensive line and fell into the end zone while being tackled for his second 1-yard scoring run of the game.

Peterson started Oklahoma's next drive with a 23-yard run that included a spin move from a near stop that left a Tulsa defender empty-handed. He even rescued Bomar by diving on the quarterback's fumble to keep the Sooners in position for a 29-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley .

Tulsa pulled within 17-15 on quarterback Paul Smith 's 1-yard sneak with 9:10 left, but Peterson had an answer for that, too - although he was helped by a gutsy call from coach Bob Stoops.

On a fourth-and 1, Peterson took a handoff, rammed through one defender, kept going as another tried to strip the ball from behind, then stiff-armed one last Golden Hurricane player before high-stepping into the end zone for a 41-yard score.

''There was no doubt in my mind that we were going to get it,'' Peterson said. ''The guys out there, they were going to bust their butts for that one yard, and we got it. We got more. We got the touchdown.''

Tulsa's ensuing drive ended when Smith fumbled and Oklahoma defensive end C.J. Ah You recovered. On the Golden Hurricane 's next possession, Clint Ingram intercepted Smith's pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown with 3 seconds left and made sure Oklahoma wouldn't lose a third straight game for the first time since a five-game losing streak in 1998.

The Sooners lost 17-10 to TCU in their season opener last week and dropped the Orange Bowl to Southern California 55-19 in their final game last season.

''We needed to get a win, and that was the big thing ... ,'' offensive coordinator Chuck Long said. ''We could feel it on the sideline. Our guys said, 'We can run the football on these guys,' and they did a nice job.''

That was enough to overlook any numbers from Bomar - which happened to be 5-for-13 for 42 yards passing with two interceptions. It was far from what was expected from Bomar, who arrived as the top-rated quarterback in the country last year and was given a shot after junior Paul Thompson was ineffective against TCU. Stoops said he never considered putting Thompson in the game, but that the competition at the position is always open.

''I'm not going to sit here and critique our quarterbacks in front of everybody,'' Stoops said. ''We weren't very productive, we need to do a better job and that's what were going to try to do.''

The Sooners gave the passing game a brief try to start the second half, but never actually got a throw away. Bomar was sacked twice in a span of three plays to start the half, and the passing game was essentially scrapped after that. On third-and-9 in the fourth quarter, Bomar scrambled for 16 yards while Peterson was on the sideline putting his shoe on after losing it on the previous play.

''We just wanted to run the ball all day ... ,'' offensive lineman Chris Bush said. ''That was our main objective.''

Oklahoma started the game by giving the ball to Peterson five straight times and on nine of 10 plays before he rammed his way into the end zone from a yard out to give Oklahoma a 7-0 lead.

But Peterson, who finished second in Heisman Trophy voting last season, got the ball only four more times for nine yards before halftime, and Bomar struggled to keep the offense moving.

''We're not going to be able to run the ball on every team. We're not going to be able to do that,'' Peterson said. ''We've got to establish a passing game, and I feel like once we do that, then this team might be unstoppable.''

Tight end Garrett Mills had a career-high 13 catches for 152 yards for Tulsa, which settled for field goals by DeVault from 22 and 19 yards after drives stalled inside the Oklahoma 5. He also converted a career-long 52-yard kick in the second quarter.

Smith was 24-for-36 for 246 yards with one interception.

''We weren't coming down here to eat a box lunch, get on the bus and go home,'' Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe said. ''We came to Norman to win the football game ... and our guys played their heart out.''


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