Haughton starts at safety
Mayfield passes Bradford
Quarterback Baker Mayfield moved past Sam Bradford for second place on Oklahoma’s all-time leading passing list Saturday.
Mayfield entered the game closely trailing Bradford, who had 8,403 passing yards in his OU career. Mayfield passed Bradford on the first drive of the game, moving his career total to 8,630 yards by halftime.
Mayfield also extended his school record after throwing a touchdown pass in his 29th consecutive game.
DT Romar injured
Oklahoma defensive lineman Matt Romar left the game in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury. Romar spent the rest of the game on the sidelines without a helmet. He was replaced by sophomore Marquise Overton.
Andrews suits up
Tight end Mark Andrews was a gametime decision, but when the Sooners lined up for their first play, he was on the field and ready to go. Andrews played Saturday despite injuring his left knee last week against Ohio State.
Andrews had four receptions for 76 yards through three quarters, but he also had trainers tend to him late in the first half and walked gingerly to the locker room.
Andrews, though, returned to play in the second half and netted a reception in the third quarter.
With Will Johnson and Robert Barnes both sidelined with injuries, junior Kahlil Haughton started at free safety Saturday.
Haughton was tied for the team lead with seven tackles at halftime.
Running back rotation continues
Freshman Trey Sermon made his first career start Saturday, but that didn’t end OU’s shuffling at the running back position.
Sermon, Rodney Anderson, Marcelias Sutton and Abdul Adams all received carries against Tulane.
Adams had the most impressive night of them all, bouncing back after a fumble ended his game last week against Ohio State. At the end of the third quarter, Adams had seven carries for 92 yards, and he also had a 20yard touchdown catch.
Big plays keep coming
Oklahoma entered the game with 15 pass plays of 20 or more yards, the most of any team in the country.
The Sooners lived up to their bigplay reputation against Tulane, with six more passes of at least 20 yards in the first half alone.
The passing highlight of the evening was Mayfield’s 82-yard touchdown strike to CeeDee Lamb, which became the longest reception by a freshman in Sooners history.