North Texas Football Falls To No. 8 Oklahoma In Season Opener
Norman, Okla. (9/1/07) - DeMarco Murray rushed for five touchdowns to lead the No. 8 Oklahoma football team to a 79-10 victory against North Texas in front of 84,472 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. The Mean Green (0-1)
NORMAN, Okla. (9/1/07) DeMarco Murray rushed for five touchdowns to lead No. 8 Oklahoma football team to a 79-10 victory against North Texas in front of 84,472 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
The Mean Green (0-1) lost its first game in the era of head coach Todd Dodge. North Texas is now 36-53-3 in season openers and 0-7 in the series versus
In the first game of his career,
Sooners wide receiver Malcolm Kelly caught two touchdowns in the game, both in the second quarter. His first was a 65-yard reception,his longest catch of the day. His second touchdown grab came at the end of the first half, giving OU a 49-0 halftime lead. The 49 points is the largest halftime deficit for the Mean Green in the modern era.
Three of the OU’s four touchdowns in the second half came off
Meager started the game at quarterback and went 15-for-27 for 108 yards. Vizza relieved Meager in the third quarter and went 4-for-11 for 124 yards and one touchdown.
Vizza connected with Casey Fitzgerald for a 69-yard touchdown reception at the start of the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald caught a career-high seven catches for 126 yards.
The Oklahoma Sooners needed only 32 seconds to get on the scoreboard. The eighth-ranked football team went four plays for 68 yards on its very first drive of the game, culminating with a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Bradford to wide receiver Jermaine Gresham.