White accounts for five TDs before half

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma might have gotten the whole

hundred had coach Bob Stoops not been so generous.

The top-ranked Sooners scored touchdowns on 10 of their first 11

offensive possessions and their defense didn't allow a touchdown

for a second straight week in a 77-0 rout of Texas A&M on Saturday.

All of the Sooners' points came in the first three quarters and

they were 3 yards away from another touchdown midway through the

fourth. But Stoops called four straight runs into the middle of the

line -- Oklahoma's offensive line all but fell to the ground -- to

keep the score from getting even more lopsided.

"It was an odd situation to be in," Stoops said. "I believe

in being decent to people."

The Sooners (10-0, 6-0 Big 12) exacted a brutal revenge against

the team that derailed their national title hopes in a 30-26 upset

last season, remaining on the fast track to the Big 12 title and

the national championship game -- the Sugar Bowl.

The win also put the wraps on a Sooners' payback tour that

included last week's 52-9 win over Oklahoma State, the only other

team to defeat them last season. Oklahoma scored more than 50

points for a school-record sixth time, a feat that would have

impressed even Barry Switzer, who used to boast about "hanging

half-a-hundred" on people.

"They kicked us last year, and we knew they were a good team,"

Oklahoma defensive lineman Dusty Dvoracek said. "We usually don't

let people get us twice."

It was Oklahoma's most lopsided victory since a 77-0 win over

Missouri in 1986 and was A&M's worst loss in 108 years of football.

The margin of victory set a Big 12 record and the Sooners tied

another conference mark for points scored in a game.

In a season full of blowouts and impressive wins, the Sooners

established a standard of dominance with this latest victory.

Jason White tied a school record with five touchdown passes -- in

the first half -- as Oklahoma scored touchdowns on all but one of

its possessions in the first three quarters. The Sooners got their

final score of the day when cornerback Derrick Strait scooped up a

fumble and returned it 17 yards to the end zone late in the third


The Sooners plugged reserves into the game and still kept

churning up yards -- they averaged 7.8 yards a play -- and, in the

shadow of A&M's goal line, finally resorted to a series of dives

into the heart of the Aggies' defense.

The crowd of 83,461 booed lustily when several A&M defenders

celebrated after stuffing Oklahoma running back Donta Hickson on

fourth down.

"We're not sitting here thumping our chests at all," Stoops

said. "That's not our style and that's not for us to do."

The 77 points and 636 yards of offense were both the most in

Stoops' five years in Norman.

White completed his first 15 passes and finished 16-of-18 for

263 yards. Mark Clayton caught seven passes for 166 yards and three

touchdowns, extending his own single-season record for touchdowns

to 12.

Hickson ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, Kejuan Jones rushed

for 120 and two scores and reserve quarterback Paul Thompson added

79 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

White and most of Oklahoma's offensive starters spent much of

the second half on the sideline with their helmets off.

Meanwhile, the Sooners' defense put together one of its most

dominant performances since the Switzer era.

Texas A&M had more penalty yards (63) than offensive yards (54)

and more punts (12) than first downs (3), none in the second half.

The Aggies (4-6, 2-4) didn't even cross their own 40 all game.

"They were fast last year, and they are fast this year," said

quarterback Reggie McNeal, who threw four touchdown passes in A&M's

upset of Oklahoma last season. "I guess they had a year to learn

how to play against us."

Dennis Franchione, who nearly engineered an upset of Oklahoma in

Norman last season when he was at Alabama, suffered the worst loss

of his 21-year head coaching career. He spent most of the chilly,

drizzly afternoon stalking up and down the sidelines, rarely

looking up from his clipboard.

If Saturday is any indication, A&M looks destined to have its

first losing season since 1982. The Aggies were clearly overmatched

against the faster, stronger Sooners -- they probably couldn't have

won even if they'd had the 12th man on the field.

"They played well and we couldn't get anything going,"

Franchione said. "That's a bad combination. We just didn't have

any answers today. No matter what we tried it didn't seem to


The Aggies are 1-11 against No. 1 teams, with the lone victory

coming against Oklahoma last year.

Oklahoma's win doesn't bode well for Baylor, which visits Norman

next week. The Bears lost 73-10 to A&M earlier this season.

The Sooners have defeated three Big 12 South Division opponents

-- Texas, Oklahoma State and A&M -- by a combined score of 194-22.