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• Oklahoma is 29-21-1 all-time in bowl games, including a 1-1 record in the Rose Bowl game.

• OU is 66-17 all-time as the No. 2 team in the AP Poll. It has won 22 of its past 25 such games.

• The Sooners are 56-33-2 in AP top-10 matchups (16-10 in bowl games), and 17-8 since the start of the 2000 season. They are 37-20 as the higher ranked team in such games.

• OU is 28-18-1 in AP top-five matchups (11-6 in bowl games). It is 16-11 as the higher ranked team in such games.

• Monday was the first ever matchup between Oklahoma and Georgia and the first time that the Big 12 faced the SEC in the Rose Bowl game. OU is 7-4 against SEC teams in the 2000s with four straight wins.

• Oklahoma is 6-7 in the month of January since the year 2000.

• The Sooners are 16-12-1 all-time on Mondays in program history.

• The 531 yards of total offense were the second most in OU bowl game history, trailing only the 618 mark set in the 1991 Gator Bowl.

• Oklahoma tied a program record with its 48 points, it was the fourth time reaching that total (2011 Fiesta Bowl vs. Connecticut, 1991 Gator Bowl vs. Virginia and 1958 Orange Bowl vs. Duke).

• OU set the team’s single-season record for passing yards with 5,065 and total offense with 8,114. The previous records of 4,891 and 7,670, respectively, were both set in 2008.

• OU surpassed 600 points in a season for the third time in program history; finishing the year with 632. The Sooners previously broke the 600-point mark in 2003 (601) and 2008 (716).

• Monday’s announced attendance was 92,844; the seventh largest crowd ever for an OU game and the largest at an OU bowl game.

• The Sooners’ played their seventh overtime game in team history and the first in CFP and Rose Bowl history. OU is 4-3 in overtime games.



• Completed 23-of-35 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, rushed 12 times for 1 yard and caught a 2-yard touchdown.
• Set the NCAA record for single-season pass efficiency with a rating of 198.90, breaking his own record of 196.39 set last season.
• Broke Sam Bradford’s OU record of 4,760 total yards in a single-season set in 2008 and has now totaled 4,938 yards.
• Recorded the first reception and touchdown reception of his career late in the first half.
• Ranked fifth in FBS history (2nd all-time in the Big 12) for total offense at 15,687 after passing Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell (15,611).
• Second TD pass of the day tied Hawaii’s Colt Brennan (2005-07) and Marshall’s Rakeem Cato (2011-14) for fourth in FBS history with 131.
• Passed Missouri’s Brad Smith (1,484) for sixth in Big 12 history with 1,497 career pass attempts.
• Moved into seventh all-time at OU with 285 completions in a single season.
• Threw a TD pass in a Big 12-record 40 consecutive games (every contest of his OU career); also holds the Big 12 record with 27 consecutive games of at least two TD passes (78 TDs to 14 interceptions during the stretch). That is believed to be the longest streak in FBS history.
• Tied a school record with his 14th game of the year with 200+ passing yards; matching records set by Sam Bradford in 2008 and matched by Landry Jones in 2010.
• Finished OU career with 12,292 passing yards and 119 touchdown passes, which both rank second in program history.


• Rushed 26 times for two touchdowns and a career-high 201 yards; the second most yards by a player in any bowl game this season and the second most in OU bowl history behind Marcus Dupree’s 242 in the 1983 Fiesta Bowl.
• Became the 23rd player in Oklahoma history to run for 1,000 yards in a season (the 34th such occurence overall and the 13th time by a sophomore or freshman). He finished the season with 1,161 yards.
• Cracked OU’s single-season top 10 list for touchdowns with his second of the day and 18th of the season.
• Following his first TD of the day, became the 21st Sooner and 11th Sooner RB to record 100 points in a season.


• Caught four passes for 52 yards.
• Passed Jermaine Gresham (111) for 16th in OU history (2nd among TEs), including the 112th of his career.


• Surpassed 100 yards receiving for the fourth time this season with a team-high 114 and a touchdown on eight receptions.
• Became the 21st player in school history to reach 50 catches in a season (the 31st occurrence overall).
• Became ninth player at OU to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season and finished with 1,095 on the season, which ranks eighth at OU in a single season.


• Tied Brennan Clay for seventh in OU history among RBs with 52 career catches.


• Forced his second fumble of the season and second of his career.


• Set the OU record for receiving yards by a freshman in a season with 807; passing Kenny Stills’ 786 from 2010.
• Passed Sterling Shepard and tied Ryan Broyles and Mark Clayton for second most receptions by an OU freshman with 46.
• Threw his first career touchdown pass and was the first OU non-QB to complete a TD pass since Joe Mixon vs. Kansas State in 2016.


• Recovered a fumble and ran it back for a 46-yard touchdown; Oklahoma’s third defensive TD of the season.
• Picked up his second fumble recovery of the season and fourth of his career.
• Recorded his first sack since 10/3/15 against West Virginia to push his career total to 3.5.


• Made six PATs and has 223 for his career to break the OU record of 220 held by Michael Hunnicutt.
• Set the OU single-season scoring record for a kicker with a game-tying field goal in overtime to push his total to 132; surpassing Trey DiCarlo’s 131 in 2003.

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