Scores

Final

Oklahoma 38

(8-0, 5-0 Big 12)

Oklahoma State 35

(6-2, 3-2 Big 12)

12:00 PM ET, October 30, 2004

LEWIS FIELD, STILLWATER, OK

1 2 3 4 T
OKLA 7 14 14 338
OKST 0 14 14 735

Star freshman rushes for 249 yards

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma survived another dicey trip to Oklahoma State, and the difference this time was Adrian Peterson.

The star freshman rushed for 249 yards and Cowboys kicker Jason Ricks missed a 49-yard field-goal attempt with 11 seconds left, giving the second-ranked Sooners a 38-35 victory over their pesky rivals on Saturday.

Mark Bradley caught a career-high three TD passes for Oklahoma (8-0, 5-0, Big 12), which has won two straight over the Cowboys since losing Bedlam series games in 2001 and 2002 that knocked the Sooners out of the national title hunt.

"I reminded the guys that our 2000 national championship run team won 12-7 here and went on to finish it out," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "A lot of it sets up similarly here."

Peterson had an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put Oklahoma up 35-21 and a 56-yarder on his next carry that broke the school freshman rushing record of 1,184 yards set by De'Mond Parker in 1996.

Peterson now has eight consecutive 100-yard games and 1,272 yards this year.

He won the running back battle over the Cowboys' Vernand Morency, who had just 93 yards on 17 carries, breaking his streak of nine straight regular-season games with at least 100 yards.

Peterson said he wasn't motivated to outdo Morency, the nation's third-leading rusher coming into the game.

"I was focused on going out there and getting the win and helping my team running the ball," Peterson said.

But Morency also had two touchdowns in the second half, including a 4-yard rush on an option that pulled Oklahoma State within 38-35 with 10:34 left.

"I will take my football team and play anyone in this country," Oklahoma State coach Les Miles said. "I like this team. I like the fight in this ball club. I like the resolve."

No. 20 Oklahoma State (6-2, 3-2) took possession at its own 19 with 2:44 remaining. Donovan Woods' 17-yard completion to Morency and the quarterback's two 3-yard rushes put the Cowboys in Ricks' range.

But the freshman, whose 28-yard field goal with 55 seconds left beat Missouri last week, pushed his kick wide left and Oklahoma ran out the clock. Ricks is now 0-for-3 on kicks of more than 40 yards.

"I was not very nervous about the field goal," Sooners linebacker Rufus Alexander said. "If they make it, we go into overtime and play defense. We just wanted to win so we could get out of here."

Bradley caught TD passes of 72, 23 and 4 yards -- all in the first half as Sooners quarterback Jason White used the passing game to burn a defense focused on stopping Peterson.

Peterson got rolling in the second half after Woods' 39-yard TD pass to Prentiss Elliott pulled Oklahoma State to 28-21.

Peterson broke loose from his own 20, spinning through a tackle, bursting through the line and sprinting away from the pack to push the lead back to 14.

"It's tough to believe he's a freshman," Miles said.

The Sooners leaned heavily on Peterson in the second half as White completed only one pass after halftime. Peterson had 196 yards in the second half, and his rushing used time in the fourth quarter.

White, the Heisman Trophy winner, finished 14-for-26 for 221 yards and three touchdowns.

The Sooners took a 21-14 halftime lead on White's 23-yard pass to Bradley, who was wide open in the corner of the end zone.

Bradley's 72-yard catch and run after he tipped the ball to himself on a crossing pattern pulled the Sooners even at 14. He also beat Cowboys safety Jon Holland for a 4-yard score in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.

"They were dropping off in coverage, leaving the under routes wide open," White said. Bradley "did a great job after he caught the ball," White said.

Oklahoma State took advantage of two Sooners special teams miscues to take its only lead, 14-7 in the second quarter.

Vernon Grant recovered a fumbled punt by Mark Clayton, who was in his first game returning punts for Oklahoma, at the Sooners' 14. Two plays later, Woods scored from the 3.

Moments later, Sooners punter Blake Ferguson dropped the snap -- his second dropped snap in two weeks -- and Cowboys backup safety Grant Jones fell on it in the end zone after a scramble.

Clayton redeemed himself in the third quarter with a 50-yard punt return TD to put Oklahoma up 28-14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OKLA
OKST
1st Downs2017
Total Yards488357
Passing221207
Rushing267150
Penalties10-772-15
3rd Down Conversions8-165-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers20
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

OklahomaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
White14/262218.530-
Oklahoma StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Woods8/2020710.410-

Rushing Leaders

OklahomaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peterson332497.5180
Jones8496.1015
Oklahoma StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morency17935.5227
Woods18412.3115

Receiving Leaders

OklahomaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clayton5489.6016
Bradley412832.0372
Oklahoma StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Woods312842.7050
Elliott24924.5139

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROKLAOKST
TD3:23MARK BRADLEY 4 YD PASS FROM JASON WHITE (TREY DICARLO KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yards.
70
SECOND QUARTEROKLAOKST
TD7:57DONOVAN WOODS 3 YD RUN (JASON RICKS KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 14 yards.
77
TD6:21GRANT JONES 0 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (JASON RICKS KICK)714
TD4:00MARK BRADLEY 72 YD PASS FROM JASON WHITE (TREY DICARLO KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 87 yards.
1414
TD0:46MARK BRADLEY 23 YD PASS FROM JASON WHITE (TREY DICARLO KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 59 yards.
2114
THIRD QUARTEROKLAOKST
TD10:40MARK CLAYTON 50 YD PUNT RETURN (TREY DICARLO KICK)2814
TD8:45PRENTISS ELLIOTT 39 YD PASS FROM DONOVAN WOODS (JASON RICKS KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yards.
2821
TD8:33ADRIAN PETERSON 80 YD RUN (TREY DICARLO KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 80 yards.
3521
TD2:53VERNAND MORENCY 2 YD RUN (JASON RICKS KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 87 yards.
3528
FOURTH QUARTEROKLAOKST
FG13:32TREY DICARLO 27 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 83 yards.
3828
TD10:34VERNAND MORENCY 4 YD RUN (JASON RICKS KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
3835