OU Report Card
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Friday, January 01, 2010
1/01/10 at 6:41 AM
An inability to run rendered OU's offense one-dimensional, but what a dimension. Landry Jones threw for 418 yards and three touchdowns, all to Ryan Broyles. Broyles caught 13 passes for 156 yards. Dejuan Miller (84 yards) and Trent Ratterree (86) also were productive in the passing game.
Stanford's Toby Gerhart chugged out 135 yards, but needed 32 carries to do it and gained only 35 after halftime. The Sooners changed their defense to accommodate Stanford's large-bodied formations. Occasionally running three defensive tackles and five defensive linemen helped stone the running game, and QB Tavita Pritchard (8-of-19, two interceptions) wasn't good enough to make the Sooners pay
Patrick O'Hara missed two field goals, but got a reprieve on one when teammates false-started. He made the second kick. Facing what Bob Stoops called the best kick return man he's seen in 11 seasons at OU in Chris Owusu, the Sooner kickoff coverage team was at its best. Owusu had just three runbacks for 61 yards. Tress Way averaged 49 yards per punt. Ryan Broyles' 42-yard punt return sparked the Sooners' go-ahead touchdown.
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