Tuesday, January 1st, 2002
The nine sacks by Oklahoma tied the record set in 1991 by Miami against Texas. Nate Hybl’s 24 completions for the Sooners surpassed the previous record of 21 held by Navy’s Roger Staubach (1964) and BYU’s Steve Sarkisian (1997). His 32 attempts ties him for fourth place. The 50 yards of total offense by Arkansas was the third-fewest yards of total offense in history. Only Tennessee (32 yards vs. Texas in 1953) and Arkansas (42 yards vs. UCLA in 1989) had fewer. Quentin Griffin’s nine receptions rank second in Cotton Bowl history behind Arkansas’ Bobby Crockett who had 10 vs. LSU in 1966. Oklahoma punter Jeff Ferguson’s nine punts tie him for third place. OU’s Curtis Fagan’s seven punt returns are the most in Cotton Bowl history. The previous record was held by Leo Daniels (Texas A&M-1942), Jitter Fields (Texas-1984), and Eric Scott (UCLA-1998) who all had five. It also ties the team record for most returns, which was held by four team with six. Oklahoma’s 24 pass completions ties for the most by a team. USC (1995) and Texas (2000) also had 24 completions. Arkansas’ 13 yards of passing is third-fewest behind themselves (0 yards-1947) and Colorado (9 yards-1938). Arkansas’ three points ties the mark for third-fewest points scored by a losing team. The Sooners’ 10 points tie them for third in fewest points scored by a winning team. Clemson (6 points-1940), Duke (7 points-1961), and SMU (7 points-1983) all scored fewer in a winning effort. Arkansas’ six first downs were the fifth-fewest. Arkansas’ four rushing first downs were also the fifth-fewest and their zero first downs passing matches the record for fewest. They also had zero in 1947 against LSU. Oklahoma’s nine penalties rank fifth.