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test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with free/partially free posts from OU pay sites plus a few other odds and ends)


A very special day for the Sooner nation

(by Bruce Campbell) NORMAN -- Two weeks ago, Oklahoma’s 48-14 loss to Baylor brought out the worst in the Sooner fans, who were deserting Owen Field like rats on a sinking ship. The level of boos heard in the third quarter as Baylor was driving for...Read more

Perine's record performance brought sunshine to cloudy Norman

(by Toby Neidy) What can only be described as a disappointing season that churned out three losses, including two upsets in Norman--a feat that hadn't been accomplished by consecutive opponents since the 1998 season. With no Big 12 race to compete in, with no chance...Read more

Sights and Sounds: Perine's Record Setting Day

(by Eddie Radosevich) Had fans been told they were witnessing history in the making there might have been more that stuck around. Those that did began to chant his name as the offense trotted onto the field. Two plays later Samaje Perine juked to his right...Read more w/video

Sooners Illustrated Chat - Nov. 23, 2014

Wonder if OU fans have anything they wanna talk about after the win Saturday. Hmm....Read more

A look at the weirdness and amazing end to Saturday's KU game

(by Carey Murdock) Walking into Memorial Stadium yesterday, rain falling on rain-soaked grounds, I approached the main tailgating area northeast of the stadium. Usually I navigate my way through the long line waiting in front of the port-a-pottys as footballs fly through...Read more

Las Vegas' own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record

(by Ray Brewer) DeMarco Murray couldn't resist drinking his favorite lemon-lime-flavored soda. Long before Murray, the Dallas Cowboys' fourth-year running back, became one of the NFL's best rushers, he was like most high school players still learning how to prepare for a season...Read more

Stock Watch: Florida State falls in Amway Coaches Poll after another close call [OU No. 18]

(by Eddie Timanus) Another close call for Florida State was one too many for enough voters in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Seminoles, who needed a drive for a last-second field goal to get past Boston College, were demoted from the No.1 ranking. Alabama takes over...Read more | Full Amway Poll

OU film review: Kansas

(by Bob Przybylo) Play No. 1: Perine scores on first carry - The Sooners couldn’t generate any offense on their first series, but OU let Samaje Perine get a crack at things during the second one. There you go. Perine saw where the hole was and attacked it and went 49...Read more

In his words: Samaje Perine

(by Bob Przybylo) A lot has been written and a lot will be written about Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and his 427-yard record-setting day Saturday. Perine had 34 carries for 427 yards and five touchdowns in the Sooners’ 44-7 victory against Kansas. As for the...Read more

OU Report Card: Kansas

(by Justin Hite) Every week Sooners Illustrated will break down a few players and a few units and assign them grades based on their performance. Here are the Game 11 grades: Samaje Perine: A+ The intention was to just grade Oklahoma’s dominant true freshman running back...Read more

Sooners coach Bob Stoops wanted Samaje Perine to get the record

(by Rustin Dodd) NORMAN, Okla. -- By early in the fourth quarter of Kansas' 44-7 loss to Oklahoma, Sooners coach Bob Stoops was left wondering whether freshman running back Samaje Perine should still be in the game. The Sooners were well on their way to a blowout victory...Read more

Defense pitches shutout vs. Jayhawks

(by RJ Young) The scoreboard read 44-7, but Oklahoma's defense pitched a shutout on Saturday afternoon at Owen Field against Kansas. The Sooner defensive line lived in the KU backfield, and the Sooners were constantly in Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings grill...Read more w/video

Lightning delay no problem for Sooners

(by RJ Young) The rain pounded Norman from Friday night straight through Saturday evening. The conditions were wet, cold and miserable. Lightning sighted in the area pushed a morning kickoff back into the afternoon, though the rain wasn't going to stop. But for Oklahoma...Read more w/video

Rainy Day Record: Perine Dashes Into History Books

(by Luke McConnell) NORMAN -- It was not an ideal day at Owen Field on Saturday. Lightning forced a 90-minute delay prior to kickoff and the entire game was played in a steady downpour of varying intensity. The stadium was a little more than half full at kickoff, but the brave folks...Read more w/video

KU notebook: Jayhawks struggle to pass; Bob Stoops compliments Clint Bowen

(by Jesse Newell) NORMAN, Okla. -- After passing for at least 235 yards in five straight weeks, Michael Cummings struggled in rainy in windy conditions Saturday, completing 8 of 22 passes for 84 yards in Kansas’ 44-7 loss to Oklahoma. "When you’ve got a wet ball, it's slippery. It's heavier...Read more

OU line takes pride in big day

(by Justin Hite) The Oklahoma offensive line stood together Saturday, arm in arm after true freshman running back Samaje Perine broke the FBS single-game rushing record. Center Ty Darlington's eye black was still dripping down his face. Senior Nila Kasitati had an...Read more

Perine's teammates weren't going to accept humility

(by RJ Young) With 12:02 left to play, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine stood on the chalked numbers at the 40-yard line just in front of the OU sideline as senior left tackle Tyrus Thompson ran up behind him and lifted the 240-pounder into the air. Thompson was...Read more

Behind Perine's Record-Setting Day, Sooners Destroy Jayhawks

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma blasted Kansas 44-7 Saturday behind an NCAA-record 427 rushing yards from true freshman Samaje Perine. Perine, who also found the end zone five times on his 34 carries and added a catch for 19 yards, broke the record on a 42-yard...Read more w/video

Optimus Perine's record-setting day triggers OU blowout

(by Joey Helmer) NORMAN -- No Sooner had ever rushed for 300 yards in a game, let alone 400 yards, but true freshman Samaje Perine did that and then some, breaking Melvin Gordon's week-old NCAA single game rushing record with 427 yards as the Sooners crushed...Read more

Video: Perine Sets NCAA Rushing Record

(by Kevin Flaherty) A week ago, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon set the NCAA single-game rushing record, running for 408 yards against Nebraska. The record, as it turns out, was extremely short-lived. Saturday, Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine took his 34th carry...Read more w/video

Perine sets NCAA rushing record in OU win

(by Justin Hite) Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine is the new NCAA single-game rushing champion. Perine rushed for 427 yards, breaking a one-week old record set by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, and five touchdowns to pace Oklahoma to an 44-7 victory on Saturday agains...Read more

Samaje Perine runs for FBS-record 427 yards as Oklahoma routs Kansas

(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name. The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running...Read more w/stats, video

OU vs. Kansas: Perine sets school, NCAA single-game rushing record with more than 400 yards

(by Eric Bailey) NORMAN -- Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine is college football's new single-game rushing leader. Perine passed the 400-yard mark early in the fourth quarter, getting to 427 yards on his second carry of the final period. Oklahoma leads the game 44-7. Wisconsin running...Read more

Game delayed until at least 12:30pm

OU has announced a lightning delay for today's OU vs Kansas game in Norman:
After consulting with meteorologists, the earliest anticipated kickoff is 12:30 p.m. CT due to a lightning delay.
No word yet on if this will effect TV coverage. For further updates on the delay check the OU Athletic Department Twitter feed: @OU_Athletics

Kansas Jayhawks Football: Match Ups to Watch VS Oklahoma Sooners

(by Brandon Tobias) Another week passes for the Kansas Jayhawks and another week brings an opponent that assumes they are due for their gimme game. Somehow despite their performance last week, they enter this game as a 26.5 point underdog against a Sooners squad that...Read more

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