Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Jason White is lined up for another Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback.
White joined as finalist by Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart and Utah signal caller Alex Smith. All three were chosen by the O'Brien Selection Committee, a nationwide panel of sportswriters and commentators, and former O'Brien Award recipients.
The winner will be announced on December 9, 2004.
White has thrown for 2,707 yards and 30 touchdowns on 209- of-325 passing. Lead Sooners so far undefeated.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Associated Press: Oklahoma Sooners leads Auburn after being tied last week, USC remains first
Coaches Poll: Oklahoma Sooners leads Auburn, USC remains first
BCS: USC remains #1, Oklahoma trails slightly, Auburns loses ground second straight week
Adrian Peterson and Jason White remain atop the ESPN.com Heisman Poll
Sunday, November 21, 2004
No. 2 Oklahoma 35, Baylor 0 - Adrian Peterson ran for 240 yards, including three second-half touchdowns, and Oklahoma got the lopsided win it needed for the BCS standings.
After a slow start, the Sooners (11-0, 8-0 Big 12) scored on four straight possessions. Jason White threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Travis Wilson just before halftime to make it 14-0, and Peterson had short TD runs on the first three drives of the second half.
Passing: Jason White, 19-32, 194 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Adrian Peterson, 32-240, 3 TD
Recieving: Kejuan Jones, 5-47
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
One Ruf/Nek caught a shot before the game when Nebraska backup offensive lineman Darren DeLone allegedly hit a student. Nebraska's athletic department called it a "collision." The collision caused several front teeth knocked out and suffered cuts on his face.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Associated Press: Oklahoma tied with Auburn for 2nd, USC remains first
Coaches Poll: Oklahoma leads Auburn by 2 points, USC remains first
BCS: USC grade .9808. Oklahoma's grade .9621, and Auburn's .9350.
Heisman: Adrian Peterson and Jason White remains 1st and 2nd in ESPN's Heisman Poll
Sunday, November 14, 2004
NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 30, NEBRASKA 3: Jason White threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns to help host Oklahoma rout Nebraska. With star running back Adrian Peterson seeing little action because of a shoulder injury, White completed 29 of 35 passes. After throwing three incomplete passes on his first eight attempts, the sixth-year senior completed a school-record 18 in a row in his final home game for the Sooners (10-0, 7-0 Big 12). Peterson, who entered the game as the fifth-leading rusher in the nation, played only sparingly in the first half after dislocating his left shoulder in Oklahoma's victory over Texas A&M last week. Cory Ross was the only bright spot for the Cornhuskers (5-5, 3-4) with 130 yards on 30 carries. Next game: at Baylor, Saturday.
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Oklahoma Preview Nebraska
OU Sooner Blog Prediction Oklahoma 49-Neb 17
Oklahoma Can Clinch The Big XII South with win against Nebraska
The Cornhuskers upset the Sooners, 20-10, in the last meeting in 2001. Oklahoma leads the series, 40-37-3, including a 21-16 edge in Norman.
Jason White, bidding to join Archie Griffin as the only back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners, has thrown 16 of his 25 TD passes in the last four games, including a school record-tying five against Texas A&M.
All American Antonio Perkins looks to have limited playing time. No punt returns are expected.
Heisman Contender Adrian Peterson will play despite a shoulder injury late in the Texas A&M win.
Monday, November 08, 2004
Monday, November 08, 2004 by Gilbert Sam · 0
ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All- America Player of the Week award will have a home in Norman, Oklahoma, for the second week in a row. That's because college football fans have selected Oklahoma senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jason White as the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week for the first time this season. Sooners running back Adrian Peterson won the award last week (he also won on October 9), and he and White are the only two teammates to win the award this season. White, last year's Heisman winner, threw for 292 yards and five touchdowns in Oklahoma's 45-38 come-from-behind win at No. 22 Texas A&M Saturday to help the team remain undefeated and in the national championship hunt.
For the year, White has passed for 2,130 yards and 25 touchdowns, which ranks third in the country. He has thrown only four interceptions. White is among nine players listed on ESPN.com's weekly Heisman Watch, which samples ESPN college football experts to provide the definitive look at the race for the Heisman Trophy.White was one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the Week, who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college football analysts, led by John Saunders. The other finalists this week included: Texas running back Cedric Benson, who rushed for 142 yards and five touchdowns in the Longhorns' 56-35 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma State; Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who scored three touchdowns on a run, reception and punt return, in the Buckeyes' 32-19 win at Michigan State; and Virginia Tech running back Mike Imoh, who totaled 243 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in the Hokies' 27-24 at North Carolina.
The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week honor marks the first time in college football history where fans are in command and can vote on who they think deserves to be the All-America Player of the Week. The candidates are announced during ESPN "SportsCenter" following "College GameDay Final" each Saturday night. Fans have from that time until 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday to text-message their votes or submit them online at http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com/ or at ESPN.com (keyword: cingular). The winner is announced during the 11 p.m. Eastern Time broadcast of ESPN "SportsCenter" each Sunday.Here's how fans can vote in the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week each week:- Text "PLAYER" to "64444" on your wireless phones*- Follow the prompt to vote for your All-America selection- Alternatively, go to http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com/ or logonto http://www.espn.com/ and enter keyword "Cingular"For fans voting on their wireless phones, they need only register one time. Then, each week, the four candidates for Player of the Week will automatically be sent to their wireless phones. Each time fans vote, they will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the Bowl Championship Series game of their choice or thousands of other instant prizes. Fans can vote as many times as they would like.On December 1, fans will also get a chance to determine who the best player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Year. Fans will have until December 8 to choose from among five finalists - voting by either text messaging or online.The selection process will culminate on December 11 at 2 p.m. EST in a one-hour special on ABC Sports when the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All- America Player of the Year (selected by fans), and the All-America team (selected by the Football Writers Association of America), will be announced.
September 12 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
September 19 - Sonny Cumbie, Texas Tech QB
September 26 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
October 3 - David Greene, Georgia QB
October 10 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB
October 17 - Jason Campbell, Auburn QB
October 24 - Michael Hart, Michigan RB
October 31 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB*
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ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
Oklahoma Sooners remain #2 behind USC
AP Writers Poll
Oklahoma Sooners remain #2 behind USC
Remains Second behind USC
Jason White remained hott throwing 5 TD passes, moved within the top 2 spots only behind our ahead of freshman Adrian Peterson. Oklahoma Sooners, have 2 Heisman contenders in top 2 ahead of USC's Bush and Leinart on ESPN.com Heisman Poll.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Freshman Oklahoma cornerback Marcus Walker from Waco, Texas redshirt was pulled against Aggies. After corner Eric Bassey had been burned for the second time on a 45-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter.
Walker Comments: "I'm a football player," "I told coach (Bob Stoops) when I signed I would do anything to help us win a championship. And today he came to me and said he needed my help. That's why I came (to Oklahoma), to play football. ""It was everything I had hoped it would be." Walker said.
Stoops Comments: "He did an excellent job from what I could see," Stoops said. "He's been dying to play. Even though it was late (in the season), we just felt we needed to make a change there and he came in and played well."
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Sooners out duel Aggies 42-35
The Sooners came from behind early to out duel the Texas A&M. Aggies went up 14-0 against second ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners continue to show their offense is the most efficient in the nation. Heisman hopefuls Jason White and Adrian Peterson continued their track to NYC. White threw for 19-35 for 292 yards, 5 TDs, meanwhile freshman great Peterson again rushed over 100 yards with 101, in 29 rushes with 1 TD.
But questions, arise with the Oklahoma Defense again they had trouble against the average Texas A&M offense. They continue to struggle on the deep pass against them. McNeal was 11-24 with 2 TD and 1 INT. Is Oklahoma defense especially secondary as good as they are especially against a good offense? They can't afford deep passes to be tossed against them in big games, against top teams. They desperately need Perkins to return to there defensive backfield to show leadership.
Overall Second Half was a great performance offensively and defensively for Oklahoma. They still struggled on special teams throughout the game allowing 2 touchdowns. But again a win is a win especially in College Station.
Passing: Jason White, 19-36 for 292 yards 5 TDs
Rushing: Adrian Peterson, 29 rushes 101 yards (Note: Peterson suffered a arm injury late in game, no word yet on extent. Peterson returned to rush again to put himself over 100 yards then never saw action again.)
Receiving: Mark Clayton, 6 catches 102 yards
Friday, November 05, 2004
Game Preview #22 Texas A&M host #2 Oklahoma Sooners
As the Aggies try to forget their embarrassing lost last year 77-0, holding them to 54 total yards offense. But the Aggies are also trying to recover from a tough lost to the lowly Baylor Bears last weekend. The Oklahoma Sooners escaped a near lose to in-state rival Oklahoma State 35-38. Although with the Aggies lost the week before to Baylor, they have plenty to play for. If they can run the table by beating Oklahoma and Texas at months end they could end up in the Big XII championship. Although it won't be a easy task as the Aggies, had more penalty yards last year than total offense and the Oklahoma Sooner defense is only allowing a average 2 touchdowns a game. The defense of backfield looks like it has a few holes to give Reggie McNeal a few potential deep passes.
As the Oklahoma offense hits the field they are one of the most balanced attacks in America. With two Heisman contenders in Adrian Peterson and former winner Jason White. Peterson, who is coming off a career day against Oklahoma State running for 249 yards. When its not Peterson, White is stepping up as veteran Heisman winner and taking charge the Sooner offense.
Look for an balance attack against the Aggies. As they stack the box in attempt to stop Adrian Peterson. But, the Aggies still have potential to contend on Reggie McNeal's arm and legs they must make big plays. Oklahoma Sooners edge out A&M. 28-35
Monday, November 01, 2004
ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
Remains #2 with 8 first place votes (losing 3), behind USC
Associated Press Poll
Remains #2 with 8 first place votes also (losing 5), behind USC
Adrian Peterson: AD solidified his contention against Oklahoma State Saturday running for career high 249 yards. Peterson is #2 on ESPN Heisman poll.
Jason White: The Oklahoman QB had another solid showing; throwing 14-26 and 221 yards he also remains in top 5 on ESPN Heisman poll.