(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images). 1 Penn State in the Orange Bowl that season. There are quite a few changes this week due to injuries and ineffective play. On third-and-10 from the Miami 17-yard line, Aikman dropped back to pass and was sacked for a 12-yard loss on the 29-yard line by 285-pound Miami defensive tackle Jerome Brown. Aikman suffered a broken ankle on the play, an injury that would sideline him for the rest of the season. Miami head coach Jimmie Johnson, a familiar face to the Sooners and the Sooner State, was making his first trip back to Oklahoma since leaving as the head coach of Oklahoma State from 1979 to 1983.
Purdue tried to get one of those winning streak things going. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and participated as members of the newly formed Big 12 Conference in the South Division. That’s the way the third-quarter ended.
Oklahoma was forced to punt on its next possession, and a short punt set up the Hurricanes at the OU 38-yard line. Miami drove to the Oklahoma 23-yard line after taking over after the missed field-goal try, but could go no farther. After replacing Aikman, the young Holieway rushed for 57 yards on 17 carries and threw just six passes as the Sooners stuck mostly to a ground game. The first quarter ended with Miami on the Oklahoma nine-yard line.
There was no further scoring in the first quarter, although both teams threatened.
We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. The Sooners rushed for 228 yards and Holieway completed three of six passes for 91 yards as Oklahoma defeated the Nittany Lions 25-10. and Holieway became the first true freshman quarterback to win a national championship.
Oklahoma responded on the ensuing change of possession, going 89 yards on six plays, the big play a 50-yard pass from Sooner quarterback Troy Aikman to tight end Keith Jackson that gave OU a first down on the Miami 15-yard line. The Hurricane defense stiffened from there, as the Sooners were unable to convert a fourth-and-one play. In a late signing, another Boilers get a surprise UFA contract.
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The Sooners fell to No. Oklahoma climbed back to No. 3 in the country and coming off of an emotional 14-7 win in the annual Red River rivalry game with Texas. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Oklahoma Sooners and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Miami was able to kick a field goal, and extend its lead to 27-7. Record: 3-8 (89th of 111) (Schedule & Results) Conference: Big 12 (South Division) Conference Record: 3-5 Coach: John Blake (3-8) Points For: 255 Points/G: 23.2 (65th of 111) Points Against: 392 Opp Pts/G: 35.6 (100th of 111) SRS: -5.09 (80th of 111) .
After the game, Switzer was quoted as saying, early in the game we had moved the ball as well as Miami and Aikman had looked great. SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, MMAFighting.com and over 300 fan-centric team communities. Switzer was right. OU did not face another offense like Miami’s the rest of the season.
A few plays later, a mishandled pitch by Holieway was recovered by Miami at the Sooner 23-yard line. An Oklahoma reverse and wide-receiver pass ended badly when Hurricane defensive back Bennie Blades intercepted a pass by OU’s Shepard. Oklahoma Sooners news from FanSided Daily, Sooners to host multiple future NCAA postseason events, Oklahoma football: ‘Stormin’ stat-liners for October off week, Top 50 OU Football Players of the Modern Era, 30 Best OU Football Games in School History, Oklahoma football: Kyler Murray returns to 'Jerry Dome' as a winner, Lakers Trade Rumors: Derrick Rose Deal to LA with Pistons 'Much More Likely Now', Oklahoma football: Sooners may have won twice over Texas last weekend, Oklahoma football: Sooners remain outside of Top 25, but lurking, Oklahoma football: O-line, a Sooner strength, about to get stronger. SOS: 3.81 (35th of 111) . Purdue has some very good defensive tackles, but is weak on the ends.
They were coached by John Blake. The game featured a classic matchup between the country’s top-ranked offense in Miami and one of the nation’s best defensive teams in Oklahoma. Before a sellout Oklahoma Memorial Stadium crowd of 75,000, Miami drew first blood in the game, scoring midway through the opening quarter on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Vinny Testaverde to future NFL All-Pro Michael Irvin to take a 7-0 lead. Jones is a promising freshman coming off of his redshirt. (That’s not a misprint. The first game week depth chart of the season is out. At that point, there was still over 10 minutes left.
That was not the case 35 years ago, in 1985, as OU returned home this same week to host the University of Miami (Florida) in their first home game of the season.
“Thank goodness, I don’t think we’ll see it again this year.”.
Miami took full advantage of the short-field, and a few plays later Testaverde found Bennie Blades’ brother, Brian, in the end zone for a touchdown. More Team Info Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved.
The Sooners did get the ball back on two other occasions, but were forced to punt on one of the possessions and fumbled on fourth down on the other. Testeverde passed for 270 yards and Miami also gained 105 yards on the ground. Several plays later, Oklahoma scored on a nine-yard scoring pass from Aikman to wide receiver Derrick Shepard (father of Sterling Shepard). A 40-yard field-goal try met the same wide-left fate as Lashar’s. It was a tough loss for Oklahoma on several levels. The Sooners had won the previous two games, but only by a combined margin of seven points.
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