Quickly The kickoff time of 8:21 p.m. (local) marked the fifth latest in Colorado history; three of the four ahead of this one were bowl games ('90 Orange, '91 Orange, '91 Blockbuster-the latest at 9:09 p.m. local) with the fourth at Toledo last year ... future games scheduled, the Colorado-Oklahoma series stalls at 59 games, with OU ahead 40-17-2 (though CU held the edge by 9-6-1 over the last 16 ... Colorado has lost 15 straight road games, 11 on the road, both school records (CU's last road win was at Texas Tech on Oct. 27, 2007)... CU is now 0-2 against ranked opponents in 2010; the Buffs have defeated at least one ranked team in 18 of the last 22 seasons, and likely get one more chance in the season finale at Nebraska ... First Starts: DE Forrest West, ILB Derrick Webb and ILB Liloa Nobriga (at nickel) made their first career starts to up the number to 20 players who have done so this season ... S Travis Sandersfeld played for the first time since suffered a fractured bone in his ankle Sept. 11 at California ... The teams combined for 17 yards on 13 rushes in the first quarter (and the number was not deflated due to sacks) ... P Zach Grossnickle had his career long punt (52 yards) ... The Landry Jones to Tommy Franks 15-yard pass on 3rd-&-12 in the third quarter was the first CU opponent conversion on 3rd-&-11 or longer this season (after going 0-for-10) ... This marked the first time in 2010 that the opponent possessed the ball longer than the Buffs (OU: 32:55) ... Oklahoma's 488 yards passing were the second most ever against Colorado; Fresno State had 523 in the '93 Aloha Bowl. The Sooners' 635 total yards tied for the seventh most against a CU team; of the eight top efforts, OU has recorded five of those (it was the most yards allowed by CU since Missouri had 639 in 1984 in Columbia) ... Colorado went a second straight game without committing a turnover (OU had none as well).
TB RODNEY STEWART (19-85, 0 TD) He moved from 16th into 13th all-time in rushing yards at Colorado, finishing the game with 2,163. He passed J.J. Flannigan (2,096), Merwin Hodel (2,102) and Kayo Lam (2,140). He was stopped on 3rd/4th-&-1 for just the second time this season (also made one, so he is 13-of-15 in those situations this fall (24-of-28 for his career). He is also 19-for-24 in third/fourth down rushing this season from all distances.
QB CODY HAWKINS (44-17-0, 187, 1 TD) He made his first start of the season (his last was at Texas, Oct. 10, 2009, in game five). He finished the game with 6,456 career yards, on the heels of Kordell Stewart (6,481); Joel Klatt leads with 7,375. He has now thrown 102 straight passes without an interception, the third longest streak in CU annals.
WR SCOTTY McKNIGHT (5-84, 1 TD) He extended his NCAA-active best regular season streak to 44 games with at least one reception (every game of his career, 45 including postseason; East Carolina's Dwayne Harris is next with 39). His 49-yard TD reception was the second longest of his career (56 vs. Nebraska, also for a TD, 2009) and was his third for 40 yards or more. He reached the 200-reception plateau tonight, as CU's all-time leader finished the game with 201. He has 2,322 career receiving yards, 126 shy of third place (Charles E. Johnson, 2,447).
TD PASS DUOS Hawkins' 49-yard TD pass to McKnight tied for the most touchdown passes by a duo in CU history, as they matched Koy Detmer-to-Rae Carruth, who teamed for 12 between 1992-96.
COLORADO INJURIES WR Travon Patterson (ankle), ILB Michael Sipili (stinger).