Game-by-Game Review
GAME 109.05.09 Arlington, Texas (ESPN)

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no. 3 Oklahoma

No. 20 BYU

Game 1 vs. Oklahoma

Led by a strong defensive effort and quarterback Max Hall’s 329 yards passing, No. 20 BYU defeated No. 3 Oklahoma, 14-13, in the first college game played in the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A sellout crowd of 75,437 filled Cowboys Stadium as the Cougars earned their first victory over a top-3 ranked team since defeating No. 1 Miami on Sept. 8, 1990. Hall connected on touchdowns to tight end Andrew George and wide receiver McKay Jacobson, while All-American tight end Dennis Pitta hauled in a game-high 90 receiving yards on seven catches. The Cougar defense held Oklahoma without a first down on four of the Sooners’ first six possessions of the game. Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and the Sooners marched 52 yards in six plays to go up 10-7 on a 35-yard field goal with just 2 seconds before the half. Despite the score, the drive proved costly to Oklahoma as linebacker Coleby Clawson hit Bradford on two consecutive plays. Injuring his AC-joint, Bradford did not return. With OU enjoying a first-and-goal at the 2-yard line early in the fourth quarter, linebacker Jordan Pendleton broke up a pass on first down and nose tackle Romney Fuga and defensive end Brett Denney led back-to-back stuffs on two ensuing rushes to force the field goal. Building on the momentum of the strong defensive display, the Cougar offense chewed up nearly nine minutes while going 78 yards for the game-winning drive. After Hall used a nice touch to loft a pass to Jacobson alone in the back of the end zone, junior Mitch Payne converted the PAT to secure the winning margin with 3:03 to go.

TEAM STATS byu ou
First Downs 17 15
Rushing Yards (Net)  33-28   31-118
Passing Yards (Net)  329      147
Passes Att-Comp-Int 38-26-2  26-16-0
Total Offense Play-Yrds. 71-357   57-265
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 2-3 2-6
Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-61 2-27
Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 5-39.6 7-44.4
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-2
Penalties-Yards 10-87 12-93
Possession Time 37:02 22:58
Third-Down Conversions 8 of 17 2 of 11
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 0 of 0
Blue-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-1 4-19

SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM QTR. TIME PLAY PL-YRDS TOP
OU 1st 4:56 Broyles 8 yd pass Bradford (kick) 6-35 2:18
BYU 2nd 1:25 George 5 yd pass Hall (kick) 5-63 2:47
OU 2nd 0:02 Stevens 35 yd FG 6-52 1:18
OU 4th 11:47 Stevens 22 yd FG 9-22 3:43
BYU 4th 3:03 Jacobson 7 yd pass Hall (kick) 16-78 8:38

SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Final RECORD
No. 20 BYU 0 7 0 7 14 (1-0)
No. 3 OU 7 3 0 3 13 (0-1)

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING: (BYU) Kariya 17-42; Di Luigi 1-4; Tonga 6-3; Hall 6-minus 8. (OU) Brown, C 14-59.
PASSING: (BYU) 26-38-2-329. (OU) Bradford 10-14-0-96; Jones 6-12-0-51.
RECEIVING: (BYU) Pitta 7-90; Kariya 4-76; Jacobson 4-69; (OU) Caleb 4-57.
INTERCEPTIONS: None.
SACKS: (UA-A): (BYU) Hooks 1-0. (OU) English 1-0; Taylor 1-0; Nelson 1-0; Reynolds 1-0.
TACKLES: (UA-A): (BYU) Bradley 6-2; Jorgensen 5-0; Hooks 4-1; Rich 4-1; Logan 4-0; Denney 3-1; Pendleton 2-2; Doman 1-4; Johnson 2-1; Bauman 2-0; Morgan 2-0; So’oto 1-1; Tialavea 1-1; Bills 1-0; Fuga 1-0; Pitta 1-0; Clawson 1-0; Bell 0-1; Ogletree 0-1 (OU) Lewis 9-4.
Attendance: 75,437
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