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No. 1 Oklahoma Romps, 53-7

October 05, 2003|From Associated Press

AMES, Iowa — Jason White and a dominating defense made top-ranked Oklahoma's tuneup for Texas look easy.

White tied a school record with five touchdown passes while throwing for a career-high 384 yards, Mark Bradley returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Oklahoma smothered Iowa State's offense in a 53-7 win Saturday night.

The Sooners (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) piled up 613 yards in their third straight game with more than 50 points and now can turn full attention to their annual showdown with No. 13 Texas on Saturday in Dallas.

"I do like the way we played," Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops said. "Everyone all week wanted to talk upset and us not being ready to play and looking forward to Texas. That's not the case."

Iowa State (2-3, 0-1) played stout defense early and kept Oklahoma out of the end zone on its first three possession. But the Cyclones couldn't get any pressure on White and eventually were done in by the Sooners' speed.

There was no better example than White's short flip to Will Peoples on a screen pass.

Peoples simply outran the defense to complete a 45-yard scoring play that made it 29-0 early in the second half.

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