Oklahoma’s football team scored on nine of their first 10 offensive possessions, with eight of those touchdowns, and routed Tulsa 66-17 at Skelly Field in Tulsa on Saturday.
OU quarterback Dillon Gabriel was 28-for-31 passing for 421 yards and five touchdowns and three Sooners had at least 100 yards receiving.
It’s the first time since 2012 OU has done that.
Three of Gabriel’s TD passes went to Nic Anderson, who totalled three catches for 120 yards.
Oklahoma’s point total was the second most they’ve scored against Tulsa, behind an 80-0 rout in 1917.
It’s the third largest win margin for OU over Tulsa, with a 65-0 rout in 1987 also ahead of this year’s result.
Tulsa committed five turnovers, all of them on interceptions.
That’s the first time OU has had five defensive interceptions in a game since 2003.
OU received the opening kickoff, and Jalil Farooq returned it 62 yards into TU territory, but had the ball knocked out by Jaise Oliver and recovered by Donte Burton for Tulsa on their own 35-yard line.
On their fifth snap after the turnover, Tulsa gave it right back, as Roman Fuller was intercepted by Gentry Williams, who returned it 11 yards.
OU had an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that backed them up to their own 16-yard line.
The Sooners needed just two plays to score after the pick.
Dillon Gabriel passed deep to Andrel Anthony for 55 yards, then after a false start penalty, Gabriel found Farooq over the middle for a 34-yard touchdown to put OU up 7-0 with 12:31 to play in the first quarter.
Farooq had six catches for 126 yards.
Oklahoma forced a Tulsa punt, then took over on their own 8-yard line.
OU went 92 yards in 11 plays, with Gabriel passing to Anthony for 32 yards, then to Drake Stoops for a 4-yard touchdown to put the Sooners up 14-0 with 4:49 left in the first quarter.
Anthony had 4 catches for 112 yards.
On the third play of TU’s ensuing possession, Fuller was intercepted by Danny Stutsman, who ran it back 30 yards for a touchdown to put OU up 21-0 with 3:34 to play in the first quarter.
For the second straight possession, Tulsa gave it back on the third snap with an interception by Roman Fuller.
Kendel Dolby made a leaping interception at the Tulsa 37-yard line.
Four plays later, OU capitalized, with Gabriel passing to Stoops again for a four-yard touchdown and a 28-0 Sooner lead with 1:25 left in the first quarter.
Cardell Williams came in to play quarterback for Tulsa and led the Hurricane to their first points, going on an 11-play, 75-yard drive.
Williams passed to Marquis Shoulders for a 19-yard touchdown to cut the OU lead to 28-7 with 12:30 to play in the second quarter.
The Sooners responded with their fourth straight touchdown on an offensive possession, going 78 yards in 8 plays, with Gabriel passing to Nic Anderson over the middle for a 28-yard touchdown and it was 35-7 OU with 9:32 left in the second quarter.
Tulsa immediately answered, going 82 yards in 10 plays, with Cordell Williams passing to a wide open Devan Williams in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown, to make it 35-14 OU with 5:30 left in the first half.
Oklahoma’s streak of offensive touchdowns ended on the ensuing possession, as Gabriel was intercepted on the first snap by Demarco Jones at the Tulsa 32-yard line.
Tulsa had to punt the ball back to OU and the Sooners got another score before halftime.
Gabriel passed to Farooq for a gain of 26 and it set up a 20 yard field goal by Zach Schmit as time expired in the first half.
Tulsa got the ball to start the second half and got to the OU 2-yard line, but had to settle for a 21-yard field goal by Chase Meyer to cut OU’s lead to 38-17 with 9:54 left in the third quarter.
Oklahoma scored on their first possession of the second half, going 73 yards in six plays, with Gabriel passing to Anderson, who escaped a tackle and ran down the sideline for a 42-yard touchdown to put OU up 45-17 with 7:08 to play in the third quarter.
After a Tulsa punt, OU added to their lead with a 7-play, 42-yard drive, with Jovantae Barnes scoring on a one-yard touchdown to make it 52-17 Sooners with 3:23 left in the third quarter.
Oklahoma got the ball back after another Tulsa turnover, as Cardell Williams’ deep pass was picked off by Key Lawrence at the 50-yard line.
It took the Sooners just one play to convert, with freshman Jackson Arnold throwing deep to Nic Anderson for a 50-yard score, his third touchdown catch of the day, to make it 59-17 OU with 2:07 left in the third quarter.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Cardell Williams was intercepted by Trace Ford, who ran it back 26 yards to the TU 4-yard line.
Two plays later, Gavin Sawchuk scored on a one-yard touchdown run to put the Sooners up 66-17 with 14:09 to play.
OU’s win marks the first time since 1987 the Sooners have scored at least 65 points in two of the first three games.
OU has won ten in a row over Tulsa, and five straight in Tulsa.
The Sooners improved to 3-0 on the season and will open Big 12 play next Saturday against Cincinnati with an 11:00 am kickoff at Nippert Stadium.