Idaho State 0

(0-2, 0-2 away)

(13) Oklahoma 64

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK), Norman, OK

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IDST 0 0 0 00
#13OKLA 21 20 7 1664

Top Performers

Passing: L. Jones (SOU) - 286 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Murray (OKLA) - 12 CAR, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Broyles (OKLA) - 7 REC, 155 YDS, 3 TD

Jones tosses 3 TDs in place of Bradford as Oklahoma blanks Idaho St.

Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Landry Jones did his best Sam Bradford impression to lead No. 13 Oklahoma to a blowout win in the freshman's first start as Sooners quarterback.

Jones, replacing the injured Bradford, threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns -- all to Ryan Broyles -- on Saturday night as No. 13 Oklahoma routed Idaho State 64-0 and bounced back from a season-opening loss to BYU.

Fast Facts

• Landry Jones, in his first start for the injured Sam Bradford, threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Sooners. DeMarco Murray had 101 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

• Oklahoma recorded a shutout for the first time since 2006 when it shut out Middle Tennessee State.

• Oklahoma has won 25 straight home games, which ties the school record (also won 25 in a row from 1947-53). The Sooners have also won 16 straight games following a regular-season loss.

• Idaho State was held to 44 yards of offense as it lost for the 17th time in its last 18 games.

-- ESPN Stats & Information

It was the second straight season Oklahoma (1-1) beat up on a Football Championship Series opponent in their home opener. Last year, the Sooners routed Chattanooga 57-2, and Idaho State (0-2) provided about as much of a challenge. The Bengals of the Big Sky Conference had minus-2 yards of offense in the first half and 44 for the game, including minus-22 yards rushing.

"I understand we're going to see more difficult and tougher opponents moving forward, but I still was pleased with our basic, disciplined fundamentals and not having penalties," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "We needed to improve on it, regardless of who we were playing."

About the only drama after halftime was whether Oklahoma would record its first shutout since blanking Middle Tennessee in a 59-0 romp on Sept. 23, 2006. Oklahoma extended its home winning streak to 25 games, matching the school record that ended in the 1953 season opener. The Sooners will host Tulsa next Saturday.

"Their guys are pretty quick," Idaho State coach Brian Janssen said. "You make a mistake, you get burned by it. Our guys didn't quit. I'm proud of them.

"I felt good for BYU last week, but bad for us because they stirred up a hornet's nest."

Jones came in against Brigham Young after Bradford went down with a sprained AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder late in the first half of the 14-13 loss. Bradford will be out for two to four weeks. The Sooners also learned on Tuesday that second-team All-America tight end Jermaine Gresham was lost for the season because of cartilage damage in his right knee.

With a week to prepare, Jones did his best Bradford imitation, completing 18 of 32 passes with one interception despite rain falling most of the game. Oklahoma continued to run its no-huddle offense, albeit with a reworked line after that unit committed nine penalties against BYU.

"I thought I did pretty well," Jones said. "I came out a little slow in the third quarter, but I felt like I played pretty good tonight.

"I felt a little bit more confident. I wasn't as nervous. I kind of had a game underneath me already. It was a little different, but not much. Obviously the outcome I liked a lot better."

Jones completed his first pass as a starter, a swing toss that Broyles took 34 yards. The Sooners eventually had a first down on the Idaho State 2, but the Bengals stopped Oklahoma on five plays, stuffing a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-inches.

The Sooners quickly forced a punt, and after taking over at the Idaho State 24, Jones connected with Broyles for a touchdown on the first play. Later in the first quarter, Gerald McCoy hit Idaho State quarterback Kyle Blum, forcing a fumble that defensive end Frank Alexander returned 3 yards for another Oklahoma touchdown, making it 14-0.

Jones subsequently hit Broyles on scoring passes of 51 and 11 yards, the latter leading to chants of "Landry" by the crowd at Owen Field.

"Landry is a great player," Broyles said. "We all have confidence in him and he had confidence in himself."

Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray later added touchdown runs, pushing Oklahoma's halftime lead to 41-0, and Murray scored again early in the second half. He finished with 101 yards on 12 carries.

Oklahoma freshman Ronnell Lewis tackled Clint Knickrehm in the end zone for a safety 27 seconds into the fourth quarter and freshmen Jonathan Miller and Jermie Calhoun subsequently both recorded their first career touchdowns before Jones exited with 6 minutes left.

Idaho State was coming off a 50-3 loss at Arizona State in which it managed just 37 yards of offense. Idaho State has lost 17 straight road games dating to the 2006 season, the Bengals' longest road losing streak ever. The Bengals, who were 1-11 last season, fell to 0-7 all-time against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.

Idaho State didn't cross midfield until 9:18 remained in the third quarter and didn't drive past the Oklahoma 49.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs627
Total Yards44564
3rd Down Conversions1-144-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-3

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Scoring Summary

TD07:44Ryan Broyles 24 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 07
TD03:57Frank Alexander 3 Yd Fumble Return (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 014
TD01:18Ryan Broyles 51 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 021
TD12:57Ryan Broyles 11 Yd Pass From Landry Jones (Pat Failed) 027
TD06:13Chris Brown 2 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 034
TD01:15DeMarco Murray 3 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 041
TD13:44DeMarco Murray 9 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 048
SF14:33- Team Tackled By Ryan Broyles In End Zone 050
TD13:46Jonathan Miller 36 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 057
TD10:20Jermie Calhoun 2 Yd Run (Jimmy Stevens Kick) 064