Oklahoma football: Numbering crunching Week 3 win

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Running back Abdul Adams
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Running back Abdul Adams /

On Saturday evening, the Oklahoma football Sooners won their 111th game at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium out of the last 120 since the 1999 season. It also represented the team’s 120th consecutive sellout.

Three seasons ago, in 2014, Oklahoma lost three of six games at home, after dropping just five home games in the 15 seasons before that. Since the 2014 season, however, the Sooners record at home is 13-1, that one loss coming against Ohio State one year ago.

The 56-14 win by then-No. 2 Oklahoma over unranked Tulane was the Sooners 13th consecutive victory, the longest active win streak in college football. That is the ninth longest in OU football history and the longest since the 2002-03 season.

For head coach Lincoln Riley, the win on Saturday was number three without a loss as the first-year head coach of the Sooners.

Here are some other notable numbers from the Oklahoma victory over Tulane in their final nonconference game of the 2017 season:

2 — Cornerback Parnell Motley’s had a 77-yard pick six in the second quarter against Tulane, his second interception in as many games and the only interceptions by the Sooners so far in 2017.

5 — Head coach Lincoln Riley is one of five coaches in Oklahoma football history to begin his Sooner career going 3-0 in his first three games.

8 — Sooner QB Baker Mayfield three for 331 yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma’s win over Tulane. It is the eighth time in his OU career (2015-17) that he has thrown for four TDs in a game.

25 — The win over Tulane was the 25th in Baker Mayfield’s career at Oklahoma to go along with just four losses. The 25 wins as a starting quarterback ties Mayfield with Jimmy Harris for fifth in OU history.

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54 — Total passing yards by Tulane in the game. That is the lowest passing yardage allowed by the Oklahoma defense since holding Kansas State to 45 yards in the 2015 season.

66 — Oklahoma is 66-16 all-time as the No. 2-ranked team in the country, including 31-5 in games played at home in Norman.

77 — Yardage of OU sophomore cornerback Parnell Motley’s interception touchdown return late in the second quarter, which dramatically changed the complexion of the game.

80 — Oklahoma had two touchdown pass plays for 80 or more yards against Tulane (82 yards from Baker Mayfield to wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first quarter and an 87-yard pass play from Kyler Murray to Marquise Brown in the fourth quarter).

87 — Kyler Murray’s 87-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown is the fifth longest pass play in OU football history and the second longest at home.

93 — Career-high rushing yards by sophomore running back Abdul Adams against Tulane. He also caught two passes for 32 more yards and a touchdown.

157 — Yards of total offense by Tulane in the opening quarter of Saturday’s game. The Oklahoma defense stiffened after that, allowing the Green Wave just 134 total yards the remainder of the game.

86,290 — Attendance for Saturday’s game with Tulane, the 112th consecutive sellout and the fifth largest crowd in the history of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.