The last ride for Bob Stoops as OU coach (maybe) started slow with a three and out on offense against the Ducks. But shortly after that, Stoops’ calling card showed itself. Anthony Brown fired a bullet over the right side which was intercepted by Ryan Broiles. OU took over at midfield.
A few plays later OU faced a fourth and two. Stoops decided to go for it and it paid off as Caleb Williams found Jeremiah Hall on a nine yard gain. Following that, Kennedy Brooks scampered 16 yards for the touchdown as the Sooners took a 6-0 lead. The extra point by Gabe Brkic was missed.
Oregon would respond though gashing the Sooners with running back Travis Dye. He would eclipse the 3,000 yard mark for a career on the ensuing drive, but OU’s defense stood up. Marcus Stripling notched a sack on Anthony Brown which helped the Ducks kick a 23 yard field goal. That made it 6-3 Sooners.
The Sooners led 6-3 after one.
In the second, the Caleb Williams hit Mario Williams on a 54 yard touchdown, but his helmet came off and the play was immediately blown dead. Officials added a 15 yard penalty for a defender taking the helmet off, but OU couldn’t capitalize. They had to settle for a 40 yard Gabe Brkic field goal. OU led 9-3.
OU would force another stop, Kennedy Brooks broke off a 40 yard run which helped set up a Caleb Williams 6 yard touchdown pass to Drake Stoops. Sooners on top 16-3.
Oklahoma’s defense didn’t blink on their next possession. The Ducks manufactured an eight play drive that included a fourth down conversion, but the Sooners forced a punt and took over on their own ten.
The Sooners kept their foot on the gas. Caleb Williams capped off a seven play drive connecting with Marvin Mims on a 55 yard touchdown strike. Sooners on top 23-3.
Marcus Stripling added to his big game on the next drive stopping an Anthony Brown option on fourth down. OU took over and ran it down the Ducks’ throat. Kennedy Brooks finished the drive with a 29 yard touchdown run. 30-3 Sooners on top in the second.
That was the score at the half.
Oregon responded on their opening drive of the third quarter when Travis Dye powered home an 11 yard run to get the Ducks their first touchdown of the contest. The Ducks converted their two point conversion to pull a bit closer. Sooners still in control 30-11.
The Sooners answered back though. On their ensuing possession, Eric Gray broke off a 48 yard run. Shortly after that, Williams connected with Gray to finish the drive off on a six yard strike. Oklahoma led 37-11.
The Ducks wouldn’t go away though. Anthony Brown hit Dont’e Thornton for a 66 yard touchdown. The Ducks trailed 37-18.
The Sooners burned just 2:13 off the clock responding to that touchdown though. Kennedy Brooks scored from eight yards out to put the Sooners back on the throttle. 44-18 Sooners. Brooks had three touchdowns on the ground at that point.
Oregon drew a bit closer before the third quarter ended as Brown hit Chris Hudson on a 44 yard touchdown strike. Sooners led 44-25 after three.
In the fourth, Oklahoma couldn’t cap off their 11 play drive, but managed to get Gabe Brkic to bang through a 29 yard field goal. Sooners cruising at that point 47-25.
Oregon made Sooners fans sweat as Anthony Brown hit Troy Franklin on a 30 yard touchdown strike to pull the Ducks with in 15, but that’s as close as they got. OU would run it out from there as the Sooners won back to back bowl games. Sooners beat the Ducks 47-32.
Caleb Williams went 21 of 27 for 242 yards and three touchdowns. No turnovers. Kennedy Brooks rushed it 14 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns. Jalil Farooq led the Sooners in receiving with three grabs for 64 yards. Pat Fields earned defensive player of the game honors while Kennedy Brooks took home the offensive player of the game honors.