September 24, 2006

Numbers tell stories in OU win

Oklahoma set some interesting records in their 59-0 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night. With an offensive explosion and defensive domination, several Sooners are finding themselves on the cusp of greatness.

Malcolm Kelly had a historic beginning while Adrian Peterson draws closer and closer to a major milestone. Paul Thompson also set a personal best and Bob Stoops added to his impressive collection of shutouts and blowout victories.

59 - The number of points scored by Oklahoma in their victory over Middle Tennessee. It marked the first time the Sooners have been over the 50-point mark since scoring 63 points against Houston in 2004.

5 - The number of turnovers forced by the Oklahoma defense. The last time the Sooners' defense forced five turnovers in a game was in 2003 against Texas Tech. Oklahoma picked off five passes in that game.

0 - The number of points scored by Middle Tennessee on Saturday. It marked the ninth shutout of the Bob Stoops era and the first since 2004 when Oklahoma blanked Baylor.

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