Murray Doesn’t Start, But Has Big Game in OU Rout of Baylor

Oklahoma's football team put up huge offensive numbers in a 66-33 rout of Baylor at Owen Field in Norman on Saturday.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was disciplined for being late to a team meeting, and did not start the game, with Austin Kendall getting his first career start at quarterback.

Murray didn't play the first possession, but came in after that and had a big game, completing 17 of 21 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns, and also rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries and a score to lead OU to a rout of the Bears.

Oklahoma was forced to punt on the opening possession, and Baylor's Chris Platt muffed the punt, with Curtis Bolton recovering for the Sooners at the Baylor 10-yard line.

Two plays later, Murray was in at quarterback, and passed to Lee Morris for a 9-yard touchdown to give OU a 7-0 lead with 12:58 to play in the first quarter.

Oklahoma's next possession ended with another score, as Murray passed over the middle to Grant Calcaterra in the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown to give OU a 14-0 lead with 8:38 to play in the first quarter.

Baylor was helped by two 15-yard penalties on Oklahoma on the ensuing possession, and took advantage, as Charlie Brewer zipped a pass over the middle to Denzel Mims for a 13-yard touchdown.

The extra point was missed and it was 14-6 Sooners with 2:42 to play in the first quarter.

Oklahoma extended their lead early in the second quarter, with Murray passing over the middle to a wide open Morris, who streaked to the end zone for a 43-yard touchdown to make it 21-6 Sooners with 10:51 to play in the second quarter.

The OU lead grew on their next possession, with Murray passing deep down the right sideline to Marquise Brown for 40 yards, then throwing into the flat to Brown, who zipped to the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown and a 28-6 Oklahoma lead with 6:36 to play in the first half.

Brown had 5 catches for 132 yards.

Baylor trimmed into the lead slightly, by getting a 32-yard field goal by Connor Martin as time expired in the first half to make it 28-9 Sooners.

Baylor took the opening possession of the second half and went 75 yards in 13 plays, with Jalen Hurd scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run to trim OU's lead to 28-16 with 10:22 to play in the third quarter.

Oklahoma responded in just three plays, with Murray throwing a short screen pass to CeeDee Lamb, who went 86 yards down the sideline for a touchdown to give the Sooners a 35-16 lead with 9:37 to play in the third quarter.

Lamb had 3 catches for 101 yards.

The Bears came back with an 8-play, 75-yard drive, with Brewer sneaking in from a yard out to cut OU's lead to 35-23 with 7:06 to play in the third quarter.

Oklahoma got another big play in response, with Murray throwing in the flat to Brown, who raced 50 yards for a touchdown to put the Sooners up 42-23 with 4:09 to play in the third quarter.

Oklahoma forced a Baylor punt and drove to another score in a five-play, 65-yard drive.

Murray threw a screen pass to Trey Sermon, who went 51 yards to the Baylor one-yard line, setting up a sneak for a score by Murray to make it 49-23 OU with no time left in the third quarter.

Baylor got a field goal of 39 yards Martin to cut OU's lead to 49-26 early in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma then extended the lead, with a six-play, 75-yard drive, with Kennedy Brooks scoring from 34 yards out to make it 56-26 Sooners with 9:08 to play.

Baylor bounced back with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Brewer to Hurd to cut the OU lead to 56-33 with 5:12 to play.

Oklahoma took one play to answer after recovering an onside kick.

Brooks scored on a 49-yard touchdown run to give OU a 63-33 lead with 4:59 to play.

Brooks had 107 yards rushing on just eight carries and two scores.

Austin Seibert kicked a 26-yard field goal to cap the scoring with 1:20 to play.

Oklahoma finished with 607 total yards.

Oklahoma was wearing their alternate "rough rider" uniforms, with white helmets and pants and crimson jerseys.





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