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October 14, 2012

OU NOTEBOOK: Jones adds name to history book

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DALLAS — Run it up: The Sooners rushed for 343 yards, which was six yards short of their season high. OU is now 53-1 when rushing for 200 yards or more. It had that accomplished by the end of the first half against Texas.

“We just couldn’t stop the run,” Texas defensive end Alex Okafor said. “When you can’t stop the run, things get ugly real quick, and it’s been like that all season.”

Texas has allowed at least 190 rushing yards in its last three games.

Record run: OU running back Damien Williams’ 95-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest run in the 107-year history of the Red River Rivalry.

“It’s a great feeling to know that I am compared to any running back who has been here because I don’t consider myself on that level yet,” Williams said. “I’m going to just keep doing what I have been doing.”

Williams rushed for 167 yards on Saturday and now has 508 through five games.

What a way to start: Junior receiver Jalen Saunders played his first game in an OU uniform on Saturday. The NCAA ruled he was eligible to play on Wednesday.

“I haven’t caught a ball in over a year in a game, “ Saunders said. “It felt great to get an opportunity to come back on the field. ... I was really excited to be back on the field and play well, play fast.”

Saunders had two catches for 54 yards.

No quit?: Texas coach Mack Brown was adamant his team didn’t quit on Saturday. However, he also said that was by default.

“They had 400 yards on offense the first half; we had 65,” Brown said. “On offense, we weren’t out there long enough to quit.”

 

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