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Oklahoma runs by Texas Tech in second half rout

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

Oklahoma used a strong second half behind freshman running back Samaje Perine to beat Texas Tech 42-30 in Lubbock.

The win propelled the Sooners to 7-3 overall this season with a 4-3 conference record. The Red Raiders fell to 3-7 and 1-6 in league play.

OU finished the day with 517 yards of offense and allowed Texas Tech to amass 486 yards in the game. Oklahoma rushed for 389 yards and passed for 133, while the Red Raiders passed for 393 and rushed 93 yards against the Sooners.

OU totaled 25 first downs in the contest, while TTU finished the night with 23 first downs. The Sooners had three turnovers compared to the Red Raiders with zero, and both teams were penalized nine times in the game. OU had 67 yards on penalties and Tech had 85.

Perine finished the night with 214 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries. It was the second time this season Perine has rushed for more than 200 yards.

Oklahoma quarterback Cody Thomas filled in for the injured Trevor Knight and completed 10 out of 20 passes for 133 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Sooner receiver Durron Neal finished the game with 57 receiving yards and one touchdown on four catches, and linebacker Jordan Evans totaled eight tackles for OU.

Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington had 56 yards on 12 carries. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished the night with 393 yards on 27 completions out 50 attempts, with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Red Raider receiver Ian Sadler had four catches for 89 yards and one touchdown in the game, while linebacker Nigel Bethel totaled eight tackles for TTU.

Sooners host up-start Kansas Saturday

Earlier in the season, this game was circled as an easy victory for OU against KU, but now that the game is two days away, the victory will have to be earned by Oklahoma.

The Sooners host the Jayhaws at 11 a.m. in Norman and will be nationally televised by Fox Sports One.

Kansas comes into the game with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in conference play, but in their previous game they took top five TCU to the wire in a 34-30 loss at home to the Horned Frogs.

The Sooners are averaging 38.8 points per game this season, while allowing opponents 25.2 points per outing.

Oklahoma averages 479.3 total yards of offense this season and is allowing 409.9 yards of offense defensively. OU rushes for an average of 240.9 yards and passes for an average of 238.4 yards per game, while opponents pass for an average of 291.5 yards and rush for an average of 118.4 yards per contest against the Sooners.

Freshman running back Samaje Perine is leading on the ground this season for the Sooners with 180 carries for 1,014 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Trevor Knight is the leading passer for Oklahoma this year with 2,197 yards on 162 completions out of 279 attempts, with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Sterling Shepard is the Sooners leading receiver this season with 50 receptions for 957 yards and five touchdowns, and linebacker Dominique Alexander is the team’s leading tackler with 86 this year.

Mustang takes out Broken Arrow, advances to semis

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

For the second consecutive year, Mustang and Broken Arrow met in the quarterfinal round of the postseason, but this year’s version went entirely different than last year’s 43-20 BA victory.

The No. 5 Broncos defeated the No. 4 Tigers 22-19 advancing to the semifinals and ending BA’s season. Mustang improved to 8-3 overall this season, while Broken Arrow closed their season at 7-4.

“In a way, we got the monkey off of our back with this win,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “It got pretty crazy there at the end, but we were able to hold on. I’m really proud of this football team. This was a great win for our program.”

The Broncos went up 22-12 with 3:14 left in the game on a three-yard touchdown run from quarterback Chandler Garrett, but after losing double-digit fourth-quarter leads against east-side powers Owasso and Union during the regular season, no one on the MHS sideline was comfortable.11 Chandler Garrett Junior

Broken Arrow quickly answered and cut the lead to three points at 22-19 with 2:12 left to play on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Scotty Gilkey to receiver Josh Holiday.

Things got even more uncertain when the Tigers recovered the onside kick in Mustang’s territory. However, the third time was the charm for the Broncos against the east side, as the defense held strong and the three-point victory was sealed.

With the win over the Tigers, Mustang became the first west side school to beat an east side school in Class 6A-1 this season.

The Broncos will face Tulsa Union in the semifinals next week at the University of Tulsa’s Chapman Stadium. It will be the second time Mustang and the No. 1 ranked Redskins will face each other this season.

The two team’s first meeting was week nine at Mustang when the Broncos entered the fourth quarter with a 12-point lead on Union, but the Skins outscored MHS 18-0 in the final frame to go on to win the game.

Union didn’t have any trouble in their quarterfinal game as they drubbed Edmond Memorial 59-28. The other semifinal game will be between Jenks and Owasso making Mustang the last remaining west side team in 6A-1.

“We are really happy with this win tonight, but we know what next weekend is going to hold with Union,” Dombek said. “They are the No. 1 team in the state until someone knocks them off. We are going to have to play really well.”

Mustang finished the game with 321 total yards, including 177 rushing yards and 144 passing yards in the game.

The Broncos finished with 19 first downs and converted three out of 16 third down attempts, which is 19 percent against Broken Arrow’s defense.

MHS had one turnover on the night and had seven penalties for a total of 64 yards.

Garrett finished the night with 144 yards passing on 15 completions out of 26 attempts with no touchdowns. However, the junior quarterback had three rushing touchdowns and 61 yards on 14 carries.

“This was the biggest win for this program since that team that went to the semifinals several years ago,” Garrett said. “We just fought. Everyone did their job. We won this game as a team tonight.”

Running back Chase Brown had 113 yards rushing in the game on 23 carries and receiver David Parker had 70 yards receiving on six catches.

Mustang’s defense was solid in the game, as they held BA to 269 total yards, including 177 rushing yards and 92 passing yards.

“Our defense is awesome,” Garrett said. “Those guys have had a great year. They keep us in games. Without them, we don’t win tonight.”

The Bronco D held the Tigers to three third down conversions out of 15 attempts, which was good enough for 20 percent.

MHS also turned Broken Arrow over two times, while the Tigers had eight penalties for 82 yards.

 

Georgia man arrested for lewd acts on Mustang teen

Mustang police arrested a 37-year-old Georgia man after he was found in a parked car with a 15-year-old girl.

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According to the police report, at about 3:12 a.m., Monday, Sgt. J. Gibson observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a public utilities parking lot on the south side of Lakehoma Acres Lake.

The officer notes in his report, he observed the man, Edward Sprague, of Martinez, Geo., parked in his car with the 15-year-old girl. According to the report, Sprague told the officer that he had picked up the female, who was walking home and the two were just talking before she went back inside for the night. The girl was questioned in the presence of her father, and advised the officer that she had met Sprague on an online dating application and they had met several times other than that night. She also told the officer that the two engaged in oral sex that night.

Officers arrested Sprague and charged him with complaints of lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child under 16, rape by instrumentation and forcible sodomy. He was booked into the Mustang municipal jail.

Driskill earns spot on All-State cheer team

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

When she was in seventh grade, Mustang senior Lindsey Driskill made the switch from gymnastics to cheerleading, and it was love at first sight.

Driskill had been doing gymnastics since she was 6 years old, but she said she decided it was time to move on to something else to keep her body healthy.

“I was burnt out on gymnastics,” Driskill said. “I had a bad back injury and school cheer was starting in seventh grade, so I decided to go ahead and make the switch. It came really easy for me because I could already tumble from my years doing gymnastics.”

Five years ago, Driskill decided to add one more element of cheer to her schedule when she joined Tribe Cheer, which is a popular competitive cheer organization in the Oklahoma City area.

Once Driskill joined Tribe Cheer, combined with her school cheer at Mustang, her cheerleading life took off to even higher measures. She was a part of numerous state and national championship level cheer teams with both Tribe and Mustang.LD Three

Coming into her senior year, there was one goal she had in mind, and that was to make All-State.

The process to make All-State as a cheerleader in Oklahoma is perhaps one of the toughest processes to go through out of any sport.

In order to qualify for the OSSAA Oklahoma All-State Cheer Team, you must be a senior in high school. Only three girls can be nominated from each school and just two can make it from each school.

The OSSAA requires at least one girl from each class in Oklahoma to be on the All-State cheer squad. The team is only made up of 16 members, so making the squad is a tough accomplishment.

Driskill was nominated by her coaches and sponsors. The MHS senior had to go through All-Region tryouts at Woodward High School several weeks ago and make the All-Region team before she moved on to the All-State tryouts last week.

Driskill was selected to the All-Region team, so on to All-State tryouts it was. The All-State tryouts took place at Jenks High School last week.

Driskill realized her dream and made the 2014-2015 Oklahoma High School All-State Cheerleading Team. She was one of four west-side girls to make the squad.

“I was just super surprised and really excited,” Driskill said. “I didn’t know what to expect when I went to the tryouts, but I was really happy.”

Driskill said she was coaching youth cheer at Reign Athletics in Mustang on Nov. 6 when she got the call.

“I started yelling and everyone was looking at me like, ‘What are you doing?’,” Driskill said. “I really couldn’t believe it.”

Driskill will now get to cheer at the 2015 All-State Games next summer. The squad will meet before the All-State football and basketball games and then cheer at both events. They will also get their All-State rings during the games as well.

The high school level will not be the final cheering destination for Driskill. The senior is planning on joining the Oklahoma State cheer squad next year when she attends OSU in Stillwater.

The tryouts for the Oklahoma State cheerleading team will take place in May. OSU has three cheer teams – the large co-ed team, which is the squad that cheers at the sporting events, the small co-ed team and the all-girl team.

Driskill said she plans on making the large co-ed team, so she can cheer at all the sporting events. The large co-ed cheer is also the three-time national champion.

Outside of the cheerleading world, Driskill said she wants to have a career in interpreting sign language for deaf students. She said she is planning on studying speech pathology at OSU and then studying American sign language after her time is up at OSU.

On top of her cheerleading duties for Mustang High School and Tribe Cheer, the Mustang Public Schools lifer has been a Mustang Bronco baseball manager for the past four seasons.

“I got into it because of my brother (Lane Driskill),” Driskill said. “He played, so I wanted to be around him and I loved doing it from the time I first started.”

Mustang cheer has a deep and proud tradition in its program’s history. There have been great individual cheerleaders and teams come out of Mustang, and Lindsey Driskill and this year’s cheer squad is another chapter of greatness in school history.

West side title hopes reside in Mustang

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For the past 18 seasons, the east side has dominated Class 6A football in the state of Oklahoma.

Class 6A was formed in 1996 and since that formation, Jenks and Tulsa Union have won every state championship on the gridiron. Jenks has won 11 titles and Union has won seven.

This year, the OSSAA decided to split up Class 6A into two divisions with the hopes of giving more large schools across the state a realistic chance at winning a state championship.

The 16 largest schools make up the Class 6A-1 division and the next 16 make up the Class 6A-2 division. Mustang, being the fifth largest school in the state and the largest west-side school, resides in the 6A-1 division.website commentary new.qxd

There are four east-side schools in the 6A-1 class and 12 west-side schools. However, those four east-side schools have dominated the state in the past decade and even longer. Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow and Owasso have been widely considered to be the best four teams in the state throughout the year, but there is one team from the west side that has what it takes to stand up to the “power four” and make a statement.

That school is Mustang.

Not once but twice this season, the Broncos had a two-score lead on an east-side power, but costly mistakes doomed Mustang’s upset chances in those two games.

The first upset opportunity was in week eight of the season when the Broncos traveled to Owasso and held a 24-14 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Quick scores and turnovers by Mustang were all the Rams needed, as they mounted their comeback and came away with the victory over MHS.

The next missed opportunity from Mustang was the following week at home against the No.1 team in the state, Tulsa Union. The Broncos had the Redskins down 24-12 entering the fourth quarter at Bronco Stadium, but Union went on an 18-0 run to end the game and shocked the Mustang crowd with a 30-24 win over MHS.

Despite the tough losses, the message was sent loud and clear to the east side. For the first time in the history of Class 6A, the west side has a legitimate state championship contender in Mustang.

It is more than just the two games the Broncos played against the east side during the regular season, it is about who Mustang is as a team, and it all starts with Jeremy Dombek, their head coach.

From day one, Dombek made it clear to the Mustang community his goal was to win a state championship. No longer was just beating Yukon every year good enough around Bronco football.

Dombek believed this was a place where championships could be won, and he is proving that as we speak.

Of course, until Mustang goes and takes the gold ball away from the east side, nothing really matters, but he is building a program that can get it done.

For many years, west-side teams have tried to beat the east side by running spread offenses and playing faster than the bigger east-side schools. However, year-in and year-out, west teams would get crushed.

It was very similar to what you see when comparing the Big 12 and the SEC. The Big 12 with smaller players and spread offenses think they can run around the ferocious athletes of the SEC, when in reality, nine times out of 10 they can’t.

Dombek understands that, and he has come to a place where he can develop a football team and football program that can match up player for player with the east-side powerhouses.

I’m not a fortune teller, so I can’t predict whether or not this Mustang team can pull off a state championship this season, but I know one thing is for certain, the east side better be on alert, because the Broncos are ready for gold.

Broncos head to Broken Arrow for quarterfinal playoff match up

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

For the second time in as many seasons, Mustang and Broken Arrow will meet on the gridiron in the quarterfinal round of the postseason.

The Broncos finished third in Class 6A-1 District 2, while the Tigers took second in District 1, which means Broken Arrow will be the host team this year. The contest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday with temperatures expected to be in the 30s for the majority of the game.

However, the forecast is not calling for any precipitation Friday night in the Tulsa area, which will be a far cry from the weather during last year’s game when the temperatures were in the 20s and freezing rain fell on Bronco Stadium throughout the night.

The two teams have an identical overall record at 7-3 but Broken Arrow finished 6-1 in its district, while the Broncos were 5-2. Mustang finished behind Tulsa Union and Owasso, while the Tigers finished behind Jenks.

“We are more prepared than we were last year just because of last year’s game and playing against some of the teams we have had to play this season,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “The trip up there won’t be anything new for us. We know what to expect.”

Broken Arrow opened its season with a week one loss at home to Owasso 14-7. In week two, they defeated Bentonville, Ark., 34-0. In week three, BA dropped its second loss of the season at the hands of Union 31-10 on the road.

In their fourth game, the Tigers defeated Yukon at home 52-23. In week five, Broken Arrow defeated Putnam City on the road 44-0. In week six, the Tigers took down Norman 37-14. In their seventh game, they traveled to Westmoore, defeating the Jaguars 42-10.

Broken Arrow dropped its only district game of the year at home against Jenks in week eight 33-14. In week nine, BA defeated Edmond Santa Fe on the road 44-17, and in week 10 last week, the Tigers hammered Edmond Memorial on the road 42-14.

Broken Arrow comes into the game averaging 32.6 points per game this season and is averaging 378.1 yards per game, including 275.1 rush yards and 103 pass yards per outing.

Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 15.6 points per game and allowing an average of 263.3 yards per contest, including 140.8 pass yards and 122.3 rush yards per game.

Broken Arrow is coached by David Alexander, who is in his first year with the Tigers. Before coming to BA, Alexander spent numerous years on the Jenks staff.

The Broncos opened their season with a 41-14 road victory over Yukon. In week two, they dropped their first game of the season at home against Stillwater 35-26. In week three, they hammered Edmond Memorial at UCO 57-37. In week four, they defeated Edmond North 34-20 at UCO.

In their fifth game, Mustang took down Putnam City North at home 46-0. In week six, they hung on to defeat Southmoore 7-3 at home. In week eight, they traveled to Owasso and dropped a 28-24 heartbreaker to the Rams.

In week nine, MHS dropped another heartbreaker at home to Union 30-24, and in week 10 last week they put a beating on Moore at home 56-7.

Mustang is averaging 35.4 points per game this season and averaging 441.6 yards per game offensively, including 236.7 pass yards and 204.9 rush yards per outing.

The Broncos are allowing an average of 20.4 points per game and an average of 260.2 total yards per outing.

Opposing teams are passing for an average of 164.4 yards per game and rushing for an average of 95.8 yards per outing this season.

“We are looking forward to this opportunity,” Dombek said. “There are a lot of good football teams that aren’t playing this week. We will be ready to play Friday night.”

Mustang closes regular season with rout of Moore

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

A powerful first half was all that was needed in the regular season finale against Moore last Friday night at Bronco Stadium.

Mustang hammered the Lions 56-7 to close the 2014 regular season with a 6-3 record overall and a 5-2 mark in district play. The loss for the Lions dropped them to 0-10 this year, which makes them the only 6A-1 school without a win this year.

“This was a good way for us to end the season after having two really tough games against Owasso and Union,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “It was good to get a lot of kids into the game and get our younger players a lot of playing time.”

The Broncos got the party started early in the game as they scored three touchdowns in the first quarter against Moore. Senior running back Chase Brown had three rushing touchdowns in the first frame.

Mustang’s defense shut down the Lions offense in the opening quarter, making the score 21-0 after one.

In the second quarter, Brown scored his fourth and final touchdown of the game early in the period, making the score 28-0. Mustang’s starters remained in the game for one more series before being taken out of the game with a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Broncos offense was able to muster two more scoring drives against Moore before the halftime bell, making the score 49-0 MHS at the half.

Both teams traded touchdowns in the second half. Moore scored its only touchdown in the game in the third quarter and the Broncos scored their final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a Trey Edwards interception, making the final difference 49 points.

Mustang finished the game with 400 total yards of offense, including 235 rushing yards and 165 passing yards.

The Broncos amassed 16 first downs on the night and converted four out of 11 third-down attempts for 36 percent. MHS had two turnovers in the game and seven penalties for 75 yards.

Junior quarterback Chandler Garrett only played a quarter and a half in the game but finished with 84 yards passing on three completions out of seven attempts. Garrett did not have a touchdown pass but was intercepted once in the game.

Brown finished the night with 72 yards on the ground with four touchdowns on 13 carries in a quarter and a half of play. Senior receiver David Parker only caught one pass in the game, but it went for 66 yards and a touchdown for Mustang.

Moore finished the night with 56 total yards of offense, including 84 passing yards and  minus 28 rushing yards in the game. The Lions picked up eight first downs and did not convert one third down opportunity in the game out of 13 tries. Moore was penalized three times for 15 yards.

Quarterback Josh Detweiler finished the game with 84 yards passing on 12 completions out of 34 attempts, with one touchdown and one interception.

Running back Daniel Lambert was the leading rusher for the Lions with 5 yards on one carry. Receiver Abel Willis had a solid day against the Mustang secondary with 72 yards receiving on seven receptions.

“I was really pleased with the overall effort in the game,” Dombek said. “We took care of our business and focused on us, and we played well.”

Swimmers off to hot start in 2014

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

Swimming season is under way for Mustang High School and the Bronco boys and girls started the 2014 year off with a bang last week.

The Mustang swim teams competed in the Jaguar Invitational on Nov. 1 at Westmoore High School and then traveled to Lawton to compete in the Lawton Swim Meet on Nov. 3

In the Jaguar Invitational, the Lady Broncos took first with 395 points in front of second-place Westmoore with 323 points and third-place Putnam City North with 262 points.

The boys team finished in third place with 260 points behind first-place Putnam City North with 338 points and second-place Norman North with 304 points.

Mustang won the combined team scores on the day with 655 combined points. The second-place school was Putnam City North with 600 points and Westmoore took third with 479 points.

There was one school record set in the Jaguar Invitational, the boys 200-yard medley relay. The relay team had a time of 1:56.80. The four swimmers on the relay squad were Drake Stowe, Zachary McSwain, Chandler McDonald and Minh Nguyen.

In the Lawton Swim Meet, the girls took first place again with 146 points. Lawton Ike came in second with 79 points and Lawton MacArthur finished third with 26 points.

The Bronco boys also came in first place with 125 points. Ike finished in the runner-up slot with 50 points and Duncan took third with 40 points.

Matt Sellon set the school record in the boys 100-yard fly at the Lawton meet with a time of 1:03.39.

Here are the rest of the results from the Jaguar Invitational:

In the girls 200-yard medley relay, Mustang took second-place with a time of 2:10.53. Brandi Naeher, Lauren Oliver, Summer Chrismon and Samantha Jones made up the team.

In the girls 200-yard freestyle race, Oliver placed second overall with a time of 2:17.45, Ryhan Deuel took third with a time of 2:26.65 and Shaynia Cook took 12th with a time of 3:27.68.

In the boys 200-yard freestyle race, Sellon took sixth place with a time of 2:09.03, Tucker Legg placed ninth with a time of 2:21.26 and Syler Rex placed 13th with a time of 2:33.60.

In the girls 200-yard individual medley, Mazie Garza placed 10th with a time of 2:53.29 and Chrismon placed 11th with a time of 2:59.52.

In the boys 200-yard individual medley, Nguyen placed eighth overall with a time of 2:20.21.

In the girls 50-yard freestyle, Jones took first-place overall with a time of 26.29 seconds.

In the boys 100-yard fly, McDonald placed eighth with a time of 1:05.60.

In the girls 100-yard freestyle, Jones took second-place with a time of 59.83 seconds.

In the boys 100-yard freestyle race, Sellon took third place with a time of 57.25. seconds.

In the girls 500-yard freestyle, Hannah Kertzner placed second with a time of 6:26.78, Deuel took fourth place with a time of 6:34.46 and Rachel Snodgrass took sixth place with a time of 8:10.69.

In the boys 500-yard freestyle, Stowe took fourth place with a time of 6:17.45 and McSwain placed sixth with a time of 6:45.52.

In the girls 200-yard freestyle relay, the Lady Broncos placed first with a time of 1:52.42. Oliver, Chrismon, Kertzner and Jones made up the team.

In the boys 200-yard freestyle relay, Mustang took fifth place with a time of 1:44.43. Sellon, Legg, McDonald and Nguyen made up the squad.

In the girls 100-yard backstroke, Kertzner took fifth place with a time of 1:14.96, Chrismon placed seventh with a time of 1:19.41 and Naeher took ninth place with a time of 1:21.65.

In the boys 100-yard backstroke, Stowe placed sixth with a time of 1:10.22 and Legg took ninth place with a time of 1:11.69.

In the girls 100-yard breaststroke, Oliver took second with a time of 1:17.87 and Garza placed fifth with a time of 1:22.45.

In the boys 100-yard breaststroke, Nguyen took fourth place with a time of 1:10.91 and McSwain placed sixth with a time of 1:14.87.

In the girls 400-yard freestyle relay, the Bronco girls placed fourth overall with a time of 4:31.80. Garza, Morgan Shirk, Deuel and Kertzner made up the team.

In the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, Mustang took fourth place with a time of 3:59.02. Stowe, Robert Coulter, Legg and Sellon made up the squad.

Here are the rest of the results from the Lawton Swim Meet:

In the girls 200-yard medley relay, Mustang took first place with a time of 2:13.11. Chrismon, Oliver, Kertzner and Jones made up the four-swimmer team.

In the boys 200-yard medley relay, the Broncos placed first overall with a time of 1:57.63. Stowe, McSwain, Sellon and Nguyen made up the team.

In the girls 200-yard freestyle, Deuel took first place with a time of 2:29.15, Zoe Mills took second with a time of 2:55.12 and Melissa Conway took third place with a time of 3:02.49.

In the boys 200-yard freestyle race, Sellon took second place with a time of 2:06.04 and Stowe finished in third place with a time of 2:26.33.

In the girls 200-yard individual medley, Garza took second place with a time of 3:00.85.

In the girls 50-yard freestyle, Jones took first place with a time of 26.58 seconds, Shirk took sixth place with a time of 31.23 and Rachel Dawson placed eighth overall with a time of 31.55 seconds.

In the boys 50-yard freestyle race, Nguyen placed third with a time of 26.45, Coulter took fourth with a time of 26.83 and Max Mayfield placed eighth with a time of 28.14 seconds.

In the girls 100-yard freestyle race, Oliver placed first with a time of 1:02.66 and Chrismon took third with a time of 1:09.26.

In the boys 100-yard freestyle, Legg took second place with a time of 1:01.33, Jacob Hesser took fourth place with a time of 1:03.66 and Coulter took seventh place with a time of 1:07.13.

In the girls 500-yard freestyle, Kertzner placed first with a time of 6:26.59, Deuel took second with a time of 6:37.46 and Snodgrass placed fourth with a time of 7:58.46.

In the boys 500-yard freestyle, McSwain took first with a time of 7:02.08.

In the girls 200-yard freestyle relay, Mustang took first with a time of 1:54.90. Oliver, Garza, Chrismon and Jones made up the team.

In the boys 200-yard freestyle relay, the Broncos took second overall with a time of 1:49.00. McDonald, Coulter, Hesser and McSwain made up the squad.

In the girls 100-yard backstroke, Kertzner placed second with a time of 1:15.00, Chrismon took third place with a time of 1:23.70 and Mills placed fourth with a time of 1:39.37.

In the boys 100-yard backstroke, Nguyen placed second with a time of 1:04.06, Stowe placed fourth with a time of 1:09.98 and Legg took fifth place with a time of 1:14.08.

In the girls 100-yard breaststroke, Oliver took first with a time of 1:18.40, Jones took third with a time of 1:21.41 and Garza took fourth with a time of 1:22.24.

In the boys 100-yard breaststroke, McSwain placed second with a time of 1:17.46, McDonald took third place with a time of 1:21.48 and Dustin Wesley placed fifth with a time of 1:27.01.

In the girls 400-yard freestyle relay, Mustang placed first with a time of 4:38.69. Garza, Shirk, Deuel and Kertzner made up the team.

In the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, the Broncos took first with a time of 3:54.26. Sellon, Stowe, Legg and Nguyen made up the squad.

OU suffers worst home loss in Stoops’ era; prepares for Texas Tech

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

For the first time in the Bob Stoops era at Oklahoma, the Sooners have lost consecutive home games after the 34-point drubbing Baylor handed OU last Saturday in Norman.

With the 48-14 loss to the Bears, OU fell to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in Big 12 Conference play. Baylor improved to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in league action with their first-ever win in Norman.

The Sooners finished the game with 319 yards, including 171 yards on the ground and 148 yards through the air. Oklahoma recorded 13 first downs with one turnover, and was penalized seven times for 59 yards in the game.

Running back Alex Ross was the leading rusher for OU, finishing with 72 yards on six carries. Quarterback Trevor Knight completed the day with 146 passing yards on 12 completions out of 27 attempts, with two touchdowns and one interception. Knight left the game in the third quarter after sustaining a neck injury.

Receiver Michiah Quick led Oklahoma through the air with six receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown. It was the first time this season that Sterling Shepard was not OU’s leading receiver, but the Oklahoma City native did not play in the game due to an injury he sustained the week prior against Iowa State.

Linebacker Dominique Alexander led OU in tackles with 18 on the day.

Baylor finished with 544 yards of offense in the game, including 396 passing yards and 148 on the ground. BU had 31 first downs and committed zero turnovers. The Bears were penalized seven times for 40 yards.

Running back Shock Linwood led Baylor on the ground with 87 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Quarterback Bryce Petty had 387 yards through the air and one touchdown on 32 completions out of 42 attempts.

Receiver Corey Coleman torched the OU secondary for 224 yards and one touchdown on 15 receptions, and defender Bryce Hager led Baylor in tackles with 10 in the game.

Sooners heading to Lubbock

Oklahoma will look to get back on the winning track at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Texas Tech.

OU comes into the game with an overall record of 6-3 and 3-3 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders are 3-6 and 1-5 in league play.

The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

TTU comes into the game after having a week off. Their most recent outing was at home against Texas, where they fell 34-13 to the Longhorns.

The Sooners come into the game averaging 38.4 points per game and allowing 24.7 points per game to their opponents.

OU averages 475.1 yards of offense per outing and 401.4 yards of offense to opposing teams. Oklahoma passes for an average of 250.1 yards and rushes for an average of 225 yards per contest. Opposing teams pass for an average of 280.2 yards and rush for an average of 121.2 yards per game.

The Sooners have totaled 211 first downs this season and have allowed 194. OU has turned the ball over 13 times and forced 16 turnovers to their opponents. Oklahoma has been penalized 46 times for 448 yards this season.

Running back Samaje Perine leads the Sooners in rushing this season with 800 yards on 155 carries with 11 touchdowns. Quarterback Trevor Knight leads OU in passing with 162 completions out of 229 attempts for 2,197 yards, with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Receiver Sterling Shepard leads Oklahoma through the air with 957 yards on 50 completions with five touchdowns. Linebacker Dominique Alexander is the leading tackler with 79 this year.

Texas Tech comes into the game averaging 28.4 points per game and allowing 41.6 points per game to opponents. The Red Raiders are averaging 472.3 yards per outing and giving up 503.1 yards per game.

TTU is passing for an average of 320.3 yards per game and rushing for an average of 152 yards per contest, while allowing an average of 256.6 passing yards per outing and 246.6 rushing yards per game.

Texas Tech has amassed 215 first downs and allowed 236 first downs to opponents. The Red Raiders have turned the ball over 20 times and have forced 23 turnovers defensively. TTU has been penalized 83 times for 787 yards.

Running back DeAndre Washington leads Texas Tech with 821 yards on 141 carries with one touchdown. Quarterback Davis Webb has completed 211 passes out of 345 attempts for 2,539 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Receiver Jakeem Grant leads TTU through the air with 709 yards on 53 catches with five touchdowns, and defender Pete Robertson leads the Red Raiders in tackles this season with 62.

Kliff Kingsbury is in his second full year as the head coach for Texas Tech.

Pokes seek bowl eligibility against Texas

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By Sports editor Kyle Salomon,

Coming off their second bye week of the season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will try and become bowl eligible this week when they travel Saturday to Austin to take on Texas.

Oklahoma State enters the game with a 5-4 overall record and 3-3 mark in the Big 12 Conference. The Pokes’ last game was Nov. 1 at Kansas State. It was one OSU would like to forget, as the Wildcats put a beating on Okie State 48-14.

The Longhorns come into Saturday’s game with a 5-5 overall record and a 4-3 mark in league play. Texas got its biggest win of the season last week by beating West Virginia 33-16 in Austin to become one win shy of being bowl eligible in Charlie Strong’s first year on the job.

The ‘Pokes come into the game averaging 28.4 points per game, while allowing opponents 30.2 points per outing. Oklahoma State is averaging 386.4 total yards per contest and allowing 423.8 total yards to teams this season.

The Cowboys are passing for an average of 235.1 yards per game and rushing for an average of 151.3 yards. Opponents are passing for an average of 282.7 yards per outing and rushing for an average of 141.1 yards against the OSU D this season.

Okie State has amassed 180 first downs in 2014 and has allowed 190 first downs. The ‘Pokes have turned the ball over 15 times this season, while forcing nine turnovers on defense. Oklahoma State has been flagged 54 times for 480 yards this year.

Running back Desmond Roland is the leading rusher for OSU with 522 yards on 131 carries with seven touchdowns.

Quarterback Daxx Garman is leading the Cowboys in the passing game with 135 completions out of 248 attempts for 1,883 yards, with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Mustang native David Glidden is Oklahoma State’s leading receiver with 419 yards receiving on 31 catches and one touchdown.

Defender Jordan Sterns is the leading tackler for Okie State in 2014 with 69 so far this year.

Texas comes into the game with OSU averaging 23.3 points per game and averaging 22.4 points per game to opponents this season.

The ‘Horns are averaging 360.6 yards per outing this season, while allowing an average of 362 yards to teams this year. UT is passing for an average of 203.7 yards and rushing for an average of 156.9 yards per game. Teams are passing for an average of 184.4 yards per game against Texas and rushing for an average of 177.6 yards.

Texas has accumulated 189 first downs this season, while allowing 206 first downs to their opponents. UT has committed 17 turnovers and forced 18 turnovers defensively. The Longhorns have been penalized 63 times for 564 yards in 2014.

Running back Malcolm Brown is Texas’ leading rusher this season with 662 yards on 151 carries with six touchdowns.

Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes leads the ‘Horns in the passing department with 167 completions out of 292 attempts for 1,847 yards, with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Receiver Jaxon Shipley leads UT through the air with 538 yards on 54 receptions with one touchdown. Defender Jordan Hicks leads the Longhorns in tackles with 130 this year.