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Submitted by Mike Houck - Assistant AD/Strategic Communications
University of Oklahoma Athletics Department


• Saturday’s win marked OU’s 14th straight, the longest active streak in the nation and tied as the seventh longest in school history. The Sooners own five streaks of at least 20 games, including the NCAA-record 47-game streak from 1953 to 1957.

• Lincoln Riley is just the third head coach in OU history (out of 22) to start his career 4-0. The others to accomplish the feat were V.L. Parrington (1897-98) and Jim Mackenzie (1966).

• Oklahoma has scored at least 30 points in all 14 games of its current winning streak. It is the longest streak of 30-plus-point performances in school history (previous was 13 straight games in 2008). The Sooners are averaging 46.9 points (657) points during their current win streak (high of 66, low of 34).

• OU’s 13-game true road winning streak is the longest active streak in the country and is the third longest in school history. The program’s only longer streaks were 14 games (1973-76) and 24 games (1953-58). Only three other teams own an active streak longer than four games (Alabama has won 12 straight true road games, Clemson 11 [both through today] and Washington seven [the Huskies are at Colorado tonight]).

• The Sooners have won their last 11 Big 12 road games, which is a school record and is the second longest streak in the league’s history (Texas won 13 true road games in a row in conference play from 2003 to 2006).

• Oklahoma has won 17 consecutive Big 12 Conference games, tied for the longest streak in school history (also won 17 from 2003 to 2005) and tied for the third longest in the league since it formed in 1996 (only Kansas State [21; 1997 to ‘99] and Texas [20; 2004-06] hold longer streaks.

• OU improved to 117-26 (.765) in Big 12 play since the start of the 2000 season. That’s one more win than the team with the next most victories during that period (Texas; 116-26) and 38 more than the team with the third most (Oklahoma State; 80-63).

• OU’s last loss was 371 days ago (vs. Ohio State on Sept. 17, 2016). Its last Big 12 defeat was 714 days ago (vs. Texas on Oct. 10, 2015).

• Today’s game marked the sixth straight in which the Sooners did not throw an interception. The last time OU went six consecutive games without throwing a pick was in 1986 (went seven straight games).

• The Sooners completed six passes of 20-plus yards tonight, giving them 29 on the season.

• Oklahoma improved to 15-6 all-time in Big 12 openers. It has won its last five such games and nine of its last 10. The Sooners are also 16-5 all-time in their first Big 12 road game of a season (won last seven).

• Oklahoma is 24-3 all-time against Baylor, including a 12-2 mark in Waco. OU has won three straight in the series.

• OU is 66-11-2 all-time as the AP’s No. 3 team, including 26-5 in road games.

• The Sooners are 4-0 to start a season for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

• Abdul Adams’ 164 yards and Trey Sermon’s 148 yards marked the third time in the last eight games OU had a pair of 100-yard rushers in a game. Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon accomplished the feat in back-to-back games against Baylor and West Virginia last season.

• Abdul Adams’ 99-yard touchdown run was just the 11th run of that distance in NCAA history (last was by Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon 2014). Adams joins Kansas’ Eric Vann (1997) as the only Big 12 players to accomplish the feat.

• Temperature at kickoff was 92 degrees, the warmest for an OU game since the 2014 season opener against Louisiana Tech (93 degrees).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
QB BAKER MAYFIELD
• Has thrown a touchdown pass in 30 straight games, extending his own school record. He’s thrown at least two TD passes in 17 consecutive games (53 TDs to 8 INTs during the stretch), tying Sam Bradford’s Big 12 record for consecutive games with multiple TD passes.

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OU POSTGAME NOTES • PAGE 2
No. 3 OKLAHOMA 49, BAYLOR 41 • Sept. 23, 2017

• His three TD passes give him 101 for his collegiate career, making him the 23rd quarterback in FBS history to reach the century mark.
• His three TD passes also give him 89 for his OU career, moving him ahead of Bradford (88) for second in program history.
• Has attemped 152 passes and thrown 18 touchdowns since his last interception, which came six games ago in the third quarter at West Virginia last year.
• Tonight’s start marked his 30th career at OU, tying Mayfield with Bobby Warmack for eighth in program history.

TE MARK ANDREWS
• Hauled in three receptions to give him 65 for his career, moving him into sixth place all-time among OU tight ends.
• With 72 receiving yards, Andrews climbed from 33rd in OU history to 30th with 1,112 career yards.

RB ABDUL ADAMS
• Set a career high with 164 rushing yards and scored his first career rushing touchdown.
• His 99-yard touchdown run was the longest play from scrimmage school history, besting the record of 96 yard runs by Jeff Frazier in 1995 and Buck McPhail run in 1951.
• Finished the night with a career high in all-purpose yards with 171.

WR JEFF BADET
• Scored his first TD as a Sooner with a 48-yard reception in the third quarter
• Recorded a career-long 70-yard return on the game’s opening kickoff.

FB DIMITRI FLOWERS
• Notched 52 receiving yards to move ahead of James Allen (589) for sixth most among OU running backs all-time with 590 yards.
• Recorded his first career multi-touchdown game with a 52-yard reception and a three-yard run.

RB TREY SERMON
• Set career highs with 148 rushing yards with a long of 60; all yardage coming in the final quarter.
• Logged his first multi-touchdown game of his career with his second and third rushing scores of the year on runs of 34 and nine yards.

LB EMMANUEL BEAL
• Tied for the team lead with eight tackles.

LB CALEB KELLY
• Sealed the victory with his first career fumble recovery.

DL KENNETH MANN
• Tallied a sack for the second straight game.

LB KENNETH MURRAY
• Eight tackles tied a career high and tied for the team lead in the game.

DE/LB OGBONNIA OKORONKWO
• Forced a fumble late in the game on a strip sack, his third forced fumble of his career and first this season. He leads the team with 4.5 sacks this season.

DT MARQUISE OVERTON
• Made first career start and recorded a career-high six tackles.

K/P AUSTIN SEIBERT
• His seven extra points made give him 169 in his career to tie Garrett Hartley for sixth in OU history.

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