23rd Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Iowa vs. No. 14 Oklahoma
Iowa Hawkeyes (7-6) vs. No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners (10-3)
Offensive Player of the Game: Oklahoma QB Blake Bell
Defensive Player of the Game: Oklahoma CB Jamell Fleming
Sportsmanship Award: Iowa LB Tyler Nielsen
Weather: 62 degrees, calm winds
- Tonight’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl set a record with an attendance of 54,247. It eclipsed the previous mark of 53,453, set last season for Iowa vs. Missouri.
- Oklahoma improved to 27-17-1 all-time in bowls, 1-1 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The 27 bowl wins ties Penn State for third most in the nation. Penn State plays in the Ticket City Bowl on January 2.
- Iowa fell to 14-11-1 all-time in bowls, 1-1 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The Hawkeye’s three-game bowl win streak was snapped.
- Three OU coaches faced their alma mater tonight: head coach Bob Stoops, offensive tackles/tight ends coach Bruce Kittle and co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell.
- Oklahoma defensive back Tony Jefferson wore the #12 tonight in honor of Austin Box.
- Oklahoma has now won 10 games in a season for the 33rd time in school history, the most of any FBS school.
- Oklahoma shut out its opponent in the first half for the first time this season.
- Oklahoma defensive back Jamell Fleming intercepted his second pass of the season and returned it 21 yards. Last season in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Connecticut, Fleming returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown.
- OU’s first touchdown of the game marked the 11th time this season the Sooners have scored a touchdown in two plays or less.
- Oklahoma freshman QB Blake Bell’s three rushing touchdowns tonight moves him into sole possession at OU for the most rushing touchdowns by a freshman QB, moving past Charles Thompson, who had 10 in 1987. Bell has scored in six straight games. The 13 touchdowns leads the team. The three rushing touchdowns ties the Oklahoma school record for most rushing touchdowns in a single bowl game (Mike Gaddis, 1991 Gator Bowl; Jack Mildren, 1972 Sugar Bowl; Eddie Davis, 1946 Gator Bowl). It also ties the school record for most career rushing touchdowns in a bowl game with seven other players.
- OU’s Tress Way tied an Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl record with his 67-yard punt in the first quarter. He tied Travis Brown of Kansas State (vs. Syracuse, 2001). He now has 58 career punts of 50 or more yards.
- Oklahoma outscored opponents 94-62 in the first quarter this season and led after one quarter of play eight times this season.
- Oklahoma led at halftime in 10 games this season.
- Oklahoma junior Landry Jones made his 37th career start at quarterback tonight, tying him with Cale Gundy (1990-93) for the most starts in program history at that position. It is also Jones’ 34th consecutive start, tying him with Steve Davis (1973-1975) and Jack Mildren (1969-71) for the most consecutive starts for an OU quarterback.
- Oklahoma held opponents scoreless in 20 quarters this season.
- Iowa’s Jordan Canzeri made his first career reception in the first quarter and scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter.
- Iowa’s freshman RB Jordan Canzeri finished the game with 58 yards on 22 carries, eclipsing his previous single game high of 30 yards. He entered the game with 52 yards rushing on nine carries all season. He also had six receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. He entered the game with zero career receptions.
- Iowa recorded two sacks of OU’s Landry Jones, only the third time this season an OU opponent recorded a multi-sack game.
- Iowa DT Mike Daniels was only the second player this season to record two sacks of an OU quarterback (Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor).
- Iowa DE Brodrick Binns made his first interception of the season and second of his career. His other interception also came in the state of Arizona, in Tucson against Arizona on September 18, 2010. He returned that interception 20 yards for a touchdown.
- Marvin McNutt Jr. tied the Iowa’s single season record for receptions with 82. He ties Kevin Kasper, who had 82 receptions in 2000.