Scores

Final

Colorado 10

(3-5, 0-4 Pac-12)

(11) Oklahoma 43

(7-1, 3-1 Big 12)

Coverage: ESPN2

9:15 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK), Norman, OK

1 2 3 4 T
COLO 0 3 7 010
#11OKLA 3 26 14 043

Top Performers

Passing: L. Jones (OKLA) - 453 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: R. Stewart (COLO) - 19 CAR, 85 YDS

Receiving: R. Broyles (OKLA) - 9 REC, 208 YDS, 3 TD

Ryan Broyles racks up 208 yards to break OU record, dispel Colorado

Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- With his feet back under him, Ryan Broyles was able to speed to the best receiving performance in Oklahoma history.

Broyles broke the school record with 208 yards receiving as part of the Sooners' biggest passing day ever, and Oklahoma (No. 9 BCS, No. 11 AP) bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat Colorado 43-10 on Saturday night.

Broyles took a day off from practice during the week to rest his two sore ankles, then took aim at a record he'd had his eyes on for a while. Manuel Johnson held the previous mark with 206 yards receiving in a win against TCU in 2008, with Broyles as his teammate.

"I looked at that at the beginning of the year actually," said Broyles, who leads the nation with 9.9 receptions per game.

The opportunity for a record-setting outing presented itself when Colorado (3-5, 0-4 Big 12) focused on taking away the screen passes and short passing game that's such a big part of Oklahoma's offense. The Sooners (7-1, 3-1) showed they can go deep, too.

Landry Jones threw for a career-high 453 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Broyles. Jones' total was the second-best in school history, behind only Sam Bradford's 468 against Kansas in his 2008 Heisman Trophy season. Combined with backup Drew Allen's 35 yards, the Sooners broke the school record for passing set on Bradford's biggest day.

"Sometimes you're just clicking," said tight end James Hanna, who caught a 7-yard TD pass from Jones. "Landry had a great day. Ryan's just a really great receiver, so he's always going to do well."

Colorado (3-5, 0-4) kept it close for a quarter before losing its 15th straight road game and its 11th conference game in a row, putting coach Dan Hawkins' already tenuous job status on even shakier ground.

"It's the nature of the business. You show up every day and you do your job," said Hawkins, now 19-38 in five seasons at Colorado. "All the chatter that goes on outside, whether it's good or bad, I don't think that has to be a part of your constitution. You just show up and get after it every day."

After the Sooners managed only field goals on their first two trips inside the 20, Broyles started getting loose for big plays to lead the way to Oklahoma's 35th straight home victory -- the longest current run in the nation.

He got wide open with the help of a Jones pump fake to catch a 16-yard touchdown pass, then beat Jonathan Hawkins for an 81-yard score to make it 20-3 in the second quarter. Broyles got a step behind Hawkins to make an over-the-shoulder catch and then raced the final 50 yards to finish the longest catch of his career. It was Jones' longest completion, too.

To start the second half, Broyles zoomed past Roy Polk on a post pattern for a 64-yard TD. Polk caught up just before the goal line, but Broyles was able to reach the ball into the end zone as he was turned on top of his head.

"That was a first," Broyles said.

Broyles surpassed 100 yards receiving for the 10th time in the last 11 games and moved within two of Mark Clayton's career record of 31 touchdown catches for Oklahoma.

"We try to move him around and give him different opportunities. Boy, that guy's something," coach Bob Stoops said. "I can't tell you how many times I say it over my headset. That guy is just amazing, what he's able to do. Just a great competitor."

Broyles had eight catches for 110 yards in Oklahoma's 36-27 loss at Missouri last week, but that was an off game because of problems with both ankles.

"I wasn't myself," Broyles said. "I felt more like a possession receiver last week. That's not my style, but I felt like I'd just do whatever it takes to be on the field and help the team."

Cody Hawkins, taking the place of injured starting quarterback Tyler Hansen, threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Scotty McKnight in the third quarter but came nowhere near duplicating the biggest win of his Colorado career that came in a 2007 upset against No. 3 Oklahoma.

Facing a sizable deficit, Cody Hawkins unleashed one pass after another and ended up trying enough that he matched the Buffaloes' career record for attempts set by Joel Klatt (1,095). He finished 17-for-44 for 187 yards.

DeMarco Murray had a career-high 10 catches for 73 yards, and tight end Trent Ratterree had three receptions for a career-best 89 yards for Oklahoma. Javon Harris blocked a punt out of the side of the end zone for a safety.

Stoops said the Sooners lost reserve tailback Jermie Calhoun to two torn knee ligaments, including his ACL, early in the fourth quarter.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ESPNDallas.com 

Team Stat Comparison

 
COLO
OKLA
1st Downs1231
Total Yards263635
Passing187488
Rushing76147
Penalties5-362-15
3rd Down Conversions6-198-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers00
Possession27:0532:55

Passing Leaders

ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hawkins17/441874.310
OklahomaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jones32/464539.840

Rushing Leaders

ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart19854.5017
Jefferson451.304
OklahomaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Finch10595.9014
Murray11403.6116

Receiving Leaders

ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKnight58416.8149
Richardson22814.0019
OklahomaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Broyles920823.1381
Ratterree38929.7047

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOLOOKLA
FG06:08Jimmy Stevens 33 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERCOLOOKLA
FG14:57Jimmy Stevens 26 Yd 06
TD11:11Ryan Broyles 16 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 013
FG07:50Aric Goodman 40 Yd 313
TD06:54Ryan Broyles 81 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 320
SF01:27Ball Through End Zone 322
TD00:21James Hanna 7 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 329
THIRD QUARTERCOLOOKLA
TD14:10Ryan Broyles 64 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 336
TD12:43Scotty McKnight 49 Yd Pass From Cody Hawkins (Aric Goodman Kick) 1036
TD05:06DeMarco Murray 5 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 1043