(Saturday, September 13th)
Final Score: (3) Oklahoma 55, Washington 14
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Sam Bradford threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns on 18-of-21 passing to lead third-ranked Oklahoma to a 55-14 throttling of Washington.
The Sooners (3-0) had two running backs with 100-yard days -- Chris Brown accumulated 107 yards on 13 attempts, while DeMarco Murray had 100 yards on 16 rushes. Mossis Madu ran for two scores for Oklahoma, which has scored at least 50 points in each of its first three games this season.
Jermaine Gresham caught three passes for 99 yards and two TDs, while Ryan Broyles also had two touchdown catches as part of a three-catch, 85-yard performance. Juaquin Iglesias had the other scoring reception while making six catches for 65 yards.
Jake Locker threw for 154 yards on 16-of-24 passing for the Huskies (0-3), while rushing for 44 yards and a score on 12 attempts. Ronnie Fouch completed 7-of-13 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Oklahoma put points on the board on its very first drive, going 51 yards in eight plays. Brown had a rush of 16 yards during the march, and Bradford capped it with a 13-yard strike to Iglesias.
Neither team could put any points on the scoreboard from that point until the Sooners struck again at the end of the first quarter. A fumble recovery gave Oklahoma the ball on the Washington 47, and after a 25-yard run by Brown, Bradford connected with Gresham for 22 yards into the end zone. With 53 ticks left, the Sooners upped their lead to 13-0 after a failed extra point.
The Huskies threatened to score on their next drive, but stalled around the Oklahoma 30 and a missed field goal by Jared Ballman gave the Sooners the ball right back.
Again, Oklahoma took advantage. Bradford completed passes of 13 and 21 yards, to Manuel Johnson and Iglesias, respectively, to help bring the ball downfield. The quarterback then kept the ball while crossing the goal line to give the Sooners a 20-0 advantage just over five minutes into the second quarter.
Later in the quarter, the Sooners scored on a 10-play, 79-yard drive that ended with a four-yard pass from Bradford to Broyles. A fifth score, on a one- yard run by Madu, gave Oklahoma a 34-0 lead at halftime.
Bradford continued the frenetic pace in the third quarter, and on the third play of the stanza, the quarterback found Broyles for 77 yards and another TD.
Washington finally got on the scoreboard on its next drive, which took up most of the third quarter. It went 83 yards in 15 plays and took up 7:56 of the game clock. The Huskies converted four third downs and recovered their own fumble, eventually finding the end zone on Locker's 15-yard scamper.
But the Sooners resumed the blowout from there, as Bradford's 64-yard completion to Gresham into the end zone made it a 48-7 contest heading into the fourth quarter.
Madu's three-yard dash across the goal line capped a 10-play, 68-yard drive shortly into the final stanza that put Oklahoma across the 50-point threshold again.
Fouch gave Washington its first passing touchdown of the game shortly thereafter, connecting with Brandon Yakaboski for a 38-yard strike with 10 minutes left to complete the scoring.
Oklahoma has off next weekend before hosting TCU on September 27...Washington does not play next weekend either, and plays Stanford in two weeks...D'Andre Goodwin caught nine passes for 82 yards for the Huskies.
09/13 23:45:51 ET