September 5, 2006

Sooner player of the game: Peterson

Oklahoma limped to a 1-0 start against UAB as Paul Thompson and the offense came out throwing during the first half of play on Saturday evening.

The defense failed to hold up their end of the bargain, but when Oklahoma needed to get things after the halftime break, they turned to college football's best player, Adrian Peterson to carry them to victory.

Heading into the half, Peterson had amassed only 56 yards on nine carries. And the bulk of that yardage came on a 37-yard scamper.

But as soon as the OU defense forced UAB into a three-and-out during the first possession of the second half, it didn't take long for Peterson to get on track.

Peterson carried the ball six consecutive times to start the second half. His sixth carry resulted in a four-yard touchdown and it gave the Sooners a 14-7 lead.

"We just wanted to get him outside and the first couple of plays worked and we just kept it going," said Wilson.

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