Cardinal Edged in Sun Bowl by Sooners, 31-27
Dec. 31, 2009
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -Ryan Broyles set a Sun Bowl record with three touchdown receptions and Landry Jones passed for 416 yards to lead Oklahoma past Heisman runner-up Toby Gerhart and No. 19 Stanford 31-27 on Thursday.
Broyles finished with 156 yards receiving and set Oklahoma's single-game record with 13 receptions. Jones completed 30 of 51 and connected with Broyles on TD strikes of 30, 13 and 6 yards.
Gerhart, who led the nation with 1,736 yards rushing, ran for 133 and scored two TDs in the first half.
Oklahoma (8-5) rallied with 14 straight points in the third quarter, then held on after Patrick O'Hara missed a 32-yard field goal try with 3:19 remaining. Stanford (8-5) got a final opportunity but turned it over on downs.