Huskies Fall to No. 3 Sooners
Sept. 13, 2008
SEATTLE (AP) - Sam Bradford completed 18 of 21 passes for 304 yards, matched his career high with five touchdowns and ran for a sixth score to help the Sooners beat Washington 55-14 on Saturday night.
Ryan Broyles caught two of Bradford's touchdown throws for Oklahoma (3-0), which went home for a bye feeling much better than it did on its last trip to the West Coast two years ago.
Oklahoma, the highest-ranked non-conference team to visit Husky Stadium since 1969, was 12-10 in its last 22 games away from Norman entering Saturday.
Jake Locker, who left the game after a 15-yard scramble for a score in the third quarter, ran 19 yards late in the first period but was stripped of the ball by Brian Jackson. Jackson recovered at the Washington 47. Two plays later Bradford found tight end Jermaine Gresham for an 22-yard touchdown pass. Oklahoma led 13-0.
After Washington missed a 47-yard field goal, Bradford completed four of five passes to get Oklahoma to the 1. Washington then recovered a missed snap - only freshman defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu was offsides. Bradford converted the reprieve on a 1-yard sneak for a 20-0 lead.
Bradford, completing 79 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions this season, threw for three scores by halftime when Oklahoma led 34-0.
Washington lost three fumbles, missed two field goals and punted three times in the opening half.
Then on the third play after halftime, Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles caught a short pass at the 27 and spun out of arm tackle tries by Johri Fogerson and Nate Williams. The redshirt freshman then raced for a 77-yard touchdown that put the Sooners up 41-0.
Locker then rushed to the left for a 15 yard gain and the first touchdown of the game for the Huskies. The Sooners answered with a Jermaine Gresham touchdown and then a Mossis Madu touchdown, which took the Sooners up to a 55-7 lead. Ronnie Fouch passed to Brandon Yakaboski in the fourth for the second touchdown for the Huskies, but time would run out and the Sooners would hand the Huskies a 55-14 loss.
The Huskies look to defeat Pac-10 foe, Stanford, next Saturday at 7:00pm in Seattle, Washington.