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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)

CBS Sports Expert Picks - Against the Spread - 2014 Week 14 College Football writers pick the winners of every Top 25 game each week along with their picks vs. the spread. To switch between picks vs. the spread and straight-up picks, click on the desired tab below...Read more w/video

Lions' Ryan Broyles waits and wonders from the sideline

(by Josh Katzenstein) Allen Park -- Last week was rough for Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles. On Friday, his car was blindsided by another vehicle pulling out of Lions headquarters, smashing the front bumper and leaving the lights hanging. On Saturday, East Carolina's Justin Hardy broke...Read more

DeMarco Murray chases down 2,105

DeMarco Murray chases down 2,105: ESPN 11/25/2014
(by Scott T. Miller) DeMarco Murray's sweltering start puts Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record (2,105 yards) in jeopardy. Will Dallas' workhorse get there? Here are the key metrics behind his run for history. Pacing himself: Crazy but true: Through Week 12, Murray had...Read more

Football Notebook: Nov. 24

(by Carson Williams) All year, coaches have expressed how impressive the young wide receivers have been in practice. Monday, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jay Norvell echoed that same message again. "The young guys--you know, Jeffery Mead and [Jordan]...Read more

Kenny Stills leads Saints in receiving Week 12

(by Larry Hartstein) Saints receiver Kenny Stills led the team with a career-high eight catches for 98 yards in Monday's loss to the Ravens. Stills drew nine targets, one fewer than team leader Jimmy Graham. Stills came up just shy of his third career 100-yard game as he saw...Read more

Taiwanese cartoon depicts Oklahoma RB setting NCAA rushing record over Kansas

As you all know by now, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA single-game rushing record against Kansas this past Saturday. The record was held for one week by Melvin Gordon after standing for about 20 years. Perine rushed for 427 yards and five...Read more

OU 11: Game 11

(by Justin Hite) In victory, everybody looks good. In a loss, everybody looks bad. Each week Sooners Illustrated will rank the top 11 players from Oklahoma’s past week’s performance. Players are assigned a point value equal to the rating given by Bob and Justin...Read more

Perine's monster game hasn’t won him OU starting job

(by Tim Griffin) So much for Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine’s record-setting rushing effort against Kansas. Despite gashing the Jayhawks for an NCAA record 427 yards and five touchdowns in the Sooners’ victory Saturday, the team’s most recent depth chart has...Read more

Melvin Gordon, Samaje Perine talk

(by Jake Trotter) NORMAN, Okla. -- Not long after Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine broke Melvin Gordon's FBS single-game rushing record, Perine heard from the Wisconsin star over Twitter. "He sent me a direct message, saying congratulations," Perine said...Read more w/video

Oklahoma Football Notebook: Perine Handling Public Attention

(by Luke McConnell) NORMAN -- Life has been a little bit different for Samaje Perine since his record-breakin performance on Saturday against Kansas, but he hasn't changed a bit. "Getting all the congratulations, it's a bit overwhelming I must say," Perine said Monday...Read more w/video

Samaje Perine didn't care for the weather Saturday

(by RJ Young) Folks who weren't at Oklahoma's 44-7 win against Kansas last Saturday might try to make out that the wet conditions at Owen Field made for a great scene. They'll try to make out that the field being soggy, the air being cold and gray clouds blanketing...Read more w/video

Mbanasor not surprised by Perine's success

(by Bob Przybylo) Saturday was a breakout performance for Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine. Those who didn't know how to pronounce name now know exactly how to say it. That's what happens you run for 427 yards on 34 carries with five touchdowns...Read more

Take 3: Stoops appreciates fan support

(by Bob Przybylo) Even before Stoops started talking about running back Samaje Perine, he talked about the Oklahoma fans who braved the elements to watch the history making event. He mentioned it after the game Saturday as well, but you can tell he really wants it to hit home...Read more

Knight To Miss Practice This Week

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight won't practice this week as the Sooners have an off week before taking on Oklahoma State at Bedlam. Sooner coach Bob Stoops said on Monday's Big 12 Teleconference that Knight "continues to improve," but won't...Read more

Samaje Perine is national frosh of the week

(by Barton Simmons) Samaje Perine is the 247Sports True Freshman of the Week this week and there's never been an easier decision to make. Not only was Perine's performance on Saturday against Kansas the top effort by a true freshman over the weekend, statistically it was the best...Read more

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

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