2010 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2010 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South Division co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 48–20 vs. Connecticut
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
2010 record 12–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (12th season)
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson (9th year)
Josh Heupel (bowl game)
Jay Norvell (bowl game)
Offensive scheme No-huddle
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables (12th season)
Captain Jeremy Beal
Landry Jones
Travis Lewis
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 82,112)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
No. 18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
Southern Division
No. 6 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
No. 19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 116th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 12th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a win in the annual Red River Rivalry over the Texas Longhorns on October 2, and concluded with a win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Big 12 Championship Game on December 4. The Sooners finished the regular season with an 11–2 record (6–2 in Big 12) while winning their seventh Big 12 title and their 43rd conference title overall. They received an automatic berth to the Fiesta Bowl, where they defeated Connecticut, 48–20.

Following the season, DeMarco Murray was selected in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Quinton Carter in the 4th, and Jonathan Nelson and Jeremy Beal in the 7th.

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Blake Bell
QB
Wichita, Kansas Bishop Carroll Catholic HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.75 Apr 3, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Brennan Clay
RB
San Diego, California Scripps Ranch HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.45 Jun 5, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Aaron Colvin
DB
Owasso, Oklahoma Owasso HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.42 Jun 27, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Rashod Favors
LB
Fort Worth, Texas Dunbar HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Aug 31, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Roy Finch
RB
Niceville, Florida Niceville Senior HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.45 Jun 26, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Aaron Franklin
LB
Marshall, Texas Marshall HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 4.5 Aug 7, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Trey Franks
ATH
Orange, Texas West Orange-Stark HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 4.4 Jul 22, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Geneo Grissom
DE
Hutchinson, Texas Hutchinson HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) N/A Jan 20, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Quentin Hayes
DB
Lancaster, Texas Lancaster HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 Apr 14, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
James Haynes
DB
Orange, Texas West Orange-Stark HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 4.36 Jul 22, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Austin Haywood
TE
Moore, Oklahoma Southmoore HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.8 Nov 2, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Eric Humphrey
DT
Dallas, Texas Parish Episcopal School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 273 lb (124 kg) N/A Jan 6, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Bronson Irwin
OL
Mustang, Oklahoma Mustang HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 322 lb (146 kg) N/A Mar 12, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Tony Jefferson
DB
Chula Vista, California Eastlake HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 4.5 Dec 18, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Justin McCay
ATH
Shawnee Mission, Kansas Bishop Miege HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 4.5 Aug 12, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Sheldon McClain
WR
Cibolo, Texas Steele HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 4.48 May 12, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Trey Millard
TE
Columbia, Missouri Rock Bridge Sr. HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.5 Aug 24, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Chuka Ndulue
DE
Dallas, Texas Jesuit College Prep School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (110 kg) N/A May 22, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Corey Nelson
LB
Dallas, Texas Skyline HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.58 Feb 3, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Daniel Noble
DT
Flower Mound, Texas Marcus HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 4.85 Jan 29, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Torrea Peterson
DT
San Antonio, Texas East Central HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) 5.1 Jun 25, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Joe Powell
ATL
Dallas, Texas Skyline HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 4.49 Mar 4, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Adam Shead
OL
Cedar Hill, Texas Cedar Hill HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 315 lb (143 kg) N/A May 12, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Kenny Stills
WR
Carlsbad, California La Costa Canyon HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 Dec 18, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Tyrus Thompson
OL
Pflugerville, Texas Pflugerville HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 278 lb (126 kg) 5.0 Feb 22, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Damon Williams
DT
Irving, Texas Nimitz HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) N/A Jan 4, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 68
Daryl Williams
OL
Corinth, Texas Lake Dallase, HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 269 lb (122 kg) 4.9 Oct 11, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Julian Wilson
ATH
Moore, Oklahoma Southmoore HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 4.4 Jul 7, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Austin Woods
OL
Rockwall, Texas Rockwall-Heath HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A Jul 1, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 p.m. Utah State* No. 7 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK PPV W 31–24   85,151[1]
September 11 2:30 p.m. No. 17 Florida State* No. 10 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC/ESPN2 W 47–17   85,630[2]
September 18 2:30 p.m. Air Force* No. 7 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 27–24   84,332[3]
September 25 5:00 p.m. at Cincinnati* No. 8 Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN2 W 31–29   58,253[4]
October 2 2:30 p.m. vs. No. 21 Texas No. 8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) ABC/ESPN W 28–20   96,009[5]
October 16 6:00 p.m. Iowa Statedagger No. 6 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 52–0   84,024[6]
October 23 7:00 p.m. at No. 18 Missouri No. 3 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ABC L 27–36   71,004[7]
October 30 8:15 p.m. Colorado No. 11 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ESPN2 W 43–10   84,173[8]
November 6 6:00 p.m. at Texas A&M No. 11 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX FSN L 19–33   81,392[9]
November 13 2:30 p.m. Texas Tech No. 19 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 45–7   85,116[9]
November 20 7:00 p.m. at Baylor No. 16 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX ESPN2 W 53–24   36,034[9]
November 27 7:00 p.m. at No. 10 Oklahoma State No. 14 Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) ABC W 47–41   51,164[9]
December 4 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 13 Nebraska No. 10 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 23–20   78,802[9]
January 1, 2011 7:30 p.m. vs. No. 25 Connecticut* No. 9 University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ESPN W 48–20   67,232[9]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster[edit]

2010 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Joe Powell Fr
WR 4 Kenny Stills Fr
QB 5 John Nimmo Sr
WR 6 Cameron Kenney Sr
RB 7 DeMarco Murray Sr
WR 8 Brandon Caleb Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 9 Trey Franks Fr
QB 10 Blake Bell Fr
QB 11 Ben Sherrard So
QB 12 Landry Jones (C) Redshirt.svg So
WR 14 John Sosanya So
QB 15 Drew Allen Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 16 Jaz Reynolds So
RB 17 Mossis Madu Sr
WR 18 Justin McCay Fr
WR 19 Ryan Caro Jr
RB 21 Brennan Clay Fr
RB 22 Roy Finch Fr
RB 23 Jermie Calhoun Redshirt.svg So
WR 24 Dejuan Miller Jr
RB 26 Jonathan Miller So
WR 27 Derek Hellard So
RB 31 Dominique Whaley So
FB 32 Marshall Musil Redshirt.svg Fr
TE/HB 33 Trey Millard Fr
RB 34 John Weakley So
TE 41 Josh New Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 47 Trent Ratterree Jr
FB 48 Brandon Crow Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 50 Austin Woods Fr
OL 51 Brian Lepak Sr
OL 59 Donald Stephenson Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 61 Ben Habern Redshirt.svg So
OL 64 Gabe Ikard Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 65 Kyle Callison So
OL 66 Christian Peterson So
OL 68 Bronson Irwin Fr
OL 69 Eric Mensik Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 70 Cory Brandon Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 71 Tyrus Thompson Fr
OL 72 Tavaris Jeffries Sr
OL 73 Josh Aladenoye Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 74 Adam Shead Fr
OL 75 Tyler Evans So
OL 76 Jarvis Jones Jr
OL 77 Stephen Good Jr
OL 78 Jake Reed Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 79 Daryl Williams Fr
WR 80 Joshua Neal Jr
WR 81 Nyko Symonds Fr
TE 82 James Hanna Jr
WR 83 Mark Long So
WR 85 Ryan Broyles Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 87 Lane Johnson So
WR 88 Sheldon McClain Fr
TE 89 Austin Haywood Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Tony Jefferson Fr
DB 2 Julian Wilson Fr
DB 3 Jonathan Nelson Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 5 Joseph Ibiloye So
LB 7 Corey Nelson Fr
DB 8 James Haynes Fr
DB 9 Gabe Lynn Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 10 Rashod Favors Fr
DB 11 Kevin Brent Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 12 Austin Box Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 13 Marcus Trice So
DB 14 Aaron Colvin Fr
DB 15 Lamar Harris Redshirt.svg So
DB 19 Demontre Hurst So
DB 20 Quinton Carter Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 21 Tom Wort Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 25 Emmanuel Jones Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 27 Sam Proctor Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 28 Travis Lewis (C) Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 29 Quentin Hayes Fr
DB 29 Zach Brown Jr
DB 30 Javon Harris So
DB 31 Daniel Franklin So
DB 32 Jamell Fleming Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 34 Billy Batchlear Sr
DB 38 Derrick Bradley So
DB 39 Dillon Schooley Fr
LB 40 Aaron Franklin Fr
LB 41 Erik Lee Fr
DB 42 Jesse Paulsen So
DB 43 Jesse Bell Jr
DE 44 Jeremy Beal (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 45 Caleb Gastelum Fr
DB 46 Jordan Finch Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 47 Zach Montana So
DT 52 Damon Williams Fr
DT 53 Casey Walker Redshirt.svg So
LB 55 Jaydan Bird So
LB 56 Ronnell Lewis So
LB 57 Kale Sawatzky Fr
DT 58 Eric Humphrey Fr
DE 62 David Driskill Fr
DE 67 Matt Wilson Jr
DE 81 Jarrett Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 84 Frank Alexander Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 85 Geneo Grissom Fr
DT 86 Adrian Taylor Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 90 David King Redshirt.svg So
DE 91 R. J. Washington Redshirt.svg So
DE 92 Stacy McGee Redshirt.svg So
DT 93 Daniel Noble Fr
DE 94 Pryce Macon Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 95 Justin Chaisson Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 96 Torrea Peterson Fr
DT 97 Jamarkus McFarland So
DE 98 Chuka Ndulue Fr
DT 99 Drew Serruto So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 17 Jimmy Stevens Redshirt.svg Jr
P 36 Tress Way Redshirt.svg So
K 37 Matthew Moreland Sr
K 43 Patrick O'Hara So
DS 52 Wade Sheppard Fr
DS 54 Sean Morrison Jr
DS 86 James Winchester Jr
K 94 Bryce Easley Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Kevin Wilson (9th season) – Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks
  • Brent Venables (12th season) – Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Bobby Jack Wright (12th season) – Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Cale Gundy (12th season) – Recruiting Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Jay Norvell # (3rd season) – Assistant Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • James Patton (5th season) – Offensive Line
  • Josh Heupel # (6th season) – Quarterbacks
  • Willie Martinez (1st season) – Defensive Backs
  • Jackie Shipp (12th season) – Defensive line
  • Jerry Schmidt (5th season) – Director of Sports Enhancement

# Heupel and Norvell took over Coordinator Duties for Wilson during bowl game


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2010-08-16

Game summaries[edit]

Utah State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2007 W 54–3
Utah State Aggies at #7 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Utah State 0 10140 24
#7 Oklahoma 14 7100 31

Florida State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2001 W 13–2
#17 Florida State Seminoles at #10 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#17 Florida State 7 0010 17
#10 Oklahoma 14 20103 47

Air Force[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2001 W 44–3
Air Force Falcons at #7 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Air Force 3 0714 24
#7 Oklahoma 7 3170 27

Cincinnati[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2008 W 52–26
#8 Oklahoma Sooners at Cincinnati Bearcats
1 234Total
#8 Oklahoma 14 377 31
Cincinnati 3 6317 29
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
  • Game start: 5:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 58,253
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), fair, winds WNW 10 mph
  • Referee: Scott Novak
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Jones (Play-by-play) & Bob Davie (Color)

Texas (Red River Rivalry)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–59–5 2009 L 13–16
#21 Texas Longhorns vs. #8 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#21 Texas 7 0310 20
#8 Oklahoma 14 707 28
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Cotton Bowl, Dallas
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:27
  • Game attendance: 96,009
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), clear, winds NNW 7 mph
  • Referee: Tom Walker
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN): Brad Nessler (Play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (Color) & Holly Rowe (Sideline)

Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
67–5–2 2007 W 17–7
Iowa State Cyclones at #6 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Iowa State 0 000 0
#6 Oklahoma 10 21147 52

Missouri[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
66–22–5 2008 W 62–21
#3 Oklahoma Sooners at #18 Missouri Tigers
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 7 776 27
#18 Missouri 7 10316 36

Colorado[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
39–17–2 2007 L 24–27
Colorado Buffaloes at #11 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Colorado 0 370 10
#11 Oklahoma 3 26140 43

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–10 2009 W 65–10
#11 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas A&M Aggies
1 234Total
#11 Oklahoma 0 10140 24
Texas A&M 14 7100 31
  • Date: November 6
  • Location: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:41
  • Game attendance: 81,392
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), clear, winds SE 4 mph
  • Referee: Scott Novak
  • TV announcers (FSN): Steve Physioc (Play-by-play), Joel Klatt (Color) & Jim Knox (Sideline)

Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–5 2009 L 13–41
Texas Tech Raiders at #19 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Texas Tech 7 000 7
#19 Oklahoma 24 1470 45

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–0 2009 W 33–7
#16 Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears
1 234Total
#16 Oklahoma 21 13190 53
Baylor 0 7314 24

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
81–16–7 2009 W 27–0
#14 Oklahoma Sooners at #10 Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 234Total
#14 Oklahoma 7 17023 47
#10 Oklahoma State 3 14717 41

The 105th Bedlam game was played in Stillwater, Oklahoma in front of 51,164 people. #9 Oklahoma State was looking to beat #13 Oklahoma and break their seven-year Bedlam losing streak. This was only the fourth time in the entire series that OSU came into the game ranked higher than OU, the last time coming in the previous season.

The game began with Oklahoma receiving the kickoff. After a punt by each team, OU had the ball back on their own 18 yard-line. The Sooners went on an 82-yard drive that was highlighted by an 18-yard rush by senior running back DeMarco Murray and a 25-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Landry Jones to junior WR Ryan Broyles, and ended with a 6-yard TD run by freshman FB Trey Millard. A few drives later, Oklahoma State was on the board with a 23-yard field goal by senior kicker Dan Bailey, and the first quarter would end with Oklahoma up 7–3. A drive that started in the first quarter ended with Jones throwing a 2-yard TD pass to Broyles. On the next drive, OSU junior QB Brandon Weeden was intercepted by senior DB Quinton Carter at the Oklahoma 45 yard-line. But just three plays later, Jones was intercepted by freshman LB Shaun Lewis, who would take it back 52 yards for a Cowboy TD. Several drives later and a TD by each team, the half would end with OU up, 24–17. The third quarter was the lowest scoring of the four, with the lone score by Oklahoma State coming on the first drive. This was an 8-play, 80-yard drive capped off with a 20-yard pass from Weeden to junior WR Josh Cooper for the TD. The fourth quarter began with the teams tied at 24. The Sooners scored three field goals to put them up by nine, and then madness ensued. After a one-minute-46-second drive, OSU would score a TD that would begin a 92-second period where two touchdowns were scored by each team. The first came by the Cowboys on their drive, and the next on an 86-yard pass from Jones to WR Cameron Kenney. Oklahoma State kick returner Justin Gilbert would return the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a TD, and then on the very next drive, Jones would throw yet another long TD pass, this one for 76 yards to junior TE James Hanna. OSU was only able to get a field goal, and after a failed onside kick, Oklahoma ended the game with a thrilling 47–41 victory.[11]

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones' 468 yards, 86-yard long, 37 completions and 62 attempts were all career highs, and his four touchdowns were tied for the second most of his career, but his three interceptions were the second most of his career, and his 57.1% completion was his second worst of the season.[12] RB Roy Finch's 16 rush attempts were tied for the most of his career,[13] and wide receiver Cameron Kenney's 6 receptions, 141 yards and two touchdowns were all career highs.[14]

Nebraska (Big 12 Championship)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
44–38–3 2009 L 3–10
#10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #13 Nebraska Cornhuskers
1 234Total
#10 Oklahoma 0 1733 23
#13 Nebraska 10 1000 20

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Connecticut (Fiesta Bowl)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
#25 Connecticut Huskies vs. #9 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#25 Connecticut 0 10100 20
#9 Oklahoma 14 61414 48

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 7 (1) 10 7 8 8 6 6 (2) 3 (3) 11 11 19 16 14 10 9 6 
Coaches' 8 10 9 9 8 7 6 3 (4) 11 9 16 14 13 9 8 6 
Harris Not released 6 (2) 4 (4) 11 9 16 14 13 9 9 Not released 
BCS Not released 1 9 8 16 14 13 9 7 Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

OU Opp
Points per Game 37.2 21.8
First Downs 371 248
  Rushing 130 111
  Passing 217 121
  Penalty 24 16
Rushing Yardage 1,932 2,085
  Rushing Attempts 578 504
  Avg per Rush 3.3 4.1
  Avg per Game 138.0 148.9
Passing Yardage 4,807 2,981
  Avg per Game 343.4 212.9
  Completions-Attempts 414-633 (65.4%) 271-496 (54.6%)
Total Offense 6,739 5,066
  Total Plays 1,211 1,000
  Avg per Play 5.6 5.1
  Avg per Game 481.4 361.9
Fumbles-Lost 23-6 28-13
OU Opp
Punts-Yards 73-3,212 (44 avg) 99-4,153 (41.9 avg)
Punt Returns-Total Yards 38-323 (8.5 avg) 24-73 (3 avg)
Kick Returns-Total Yards 42-935 (22.3 avg) 81-1,745 (21.5 avg)
Onside Kicks 0-1 (0%) 0-2 (0%)
Avg Time of Possession per Game 30:18 29:38
Penalties-Yards 72-592 102-851
  Avg per Game 42.3 60.8
3rd Down Conversions 109/245 (44.5%) 79/235 (33.6%)
4th Down Conversions 14/27 (51.6%) 9/20 (45%)
Sacks By-Yards 37-276 21-197
Total TDs 64 35
  Rushing 23 14
  Passing 38 15
Fields Goals-Attempts 23-29 (79.3%) 20-24 (83.3%)
PAT-Attempts 62-63 (98.4%) 33-34 (97.1%)
Total Attendance 508,426 297,847
  Games-Avg per Game 6-84,738 5-59,569

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 56 73 64 112 305
Oklahoma 149 161 139 72 521

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2011 NFL Draft was held on April 28–30, 2011 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
DeMarco Murray RB 3rd 71 Dallas Cowboys
Quinton Carter DB 4th 108 Denver Broncos
Jonathan Nelson DB 7th 229 St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Beal DE 7th 247 Denver Broncos
Adrian Taylor DT Undrafted Houston Texans
Brandon Caleb WR Undrafted Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Kenney WR Undrafted San Diego Chargers
Eric Mensik OL Undrafted Arizona Cardinals
Cory Brandon OT Undrafted Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mossis Madu RB Undrafted Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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