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November 24, 2012

Jones turns in record performance in Bedlam victory

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 Record day for receiving trio

OU wide receivers Justin Brown, Jalen Saunders and Kenny Stills each finished with more than 100 receiving yards. Saunders led the way with 162 yards on 10 catches. Brown hauled in 15 balls for 146 to match the OU record for receptions in a game. Stills had nine grabs for 103.

It was the first time three OU receivers accomplished the feat in the same game.

 In better shape

Stills said he had a real good  feeling OU would win the game when the Cowboys called timeout with 2:38 left in regulation.

“The defense sounded like they were a little bit tired. They called a timeout late in the game and I could hear the coaches calling out, ‘Catch your breath, catch your breath.’” Stills said. “I figured they were a little bit tired.”

 Audible called

Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said it wasn’t the initial plan to run off 6 minutes, 14 seconds on the Sooners’ touchdown drive to send the game to overtime.

“That was not necessarily what the plan was the first part of the drive, but, as it went on, that’s kind of the scenario that played out,” he said. “We felt that we had a chance to get a couple of runs in there and stay ahead of the chains and stay out of some third-and-long situations where they were dropping in and making it tough on us. Those guys did a great job of handling the clock, executing, shifting guys in and out. And, obviously, the timeouts we had at the end of the ballgame were important as well, allowing you to play a different style and stick a run in there.”

 Determined run

Blake Bell only had three carries for eight yards. Half the yards came on his touchdown run at the end of regulation.

“I can’t give the guys up front enough credit,” Bell said. “They do a great job of getting on their guy and leaving me with one guy to make miss or run over.”

 OU-TCU set for 11 a.m.

The Big 12 Conference announced Saturday night that the OU-TCU on Dec. 1 is slated to kick off at 11 a.m. at Amon C. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The game will be broadcast by ESPN.

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