Orange Bowl

1958

Oklahoma 48
Duke 21

January 1, 1958 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Sooners Flurry Breaks Open Game
Fourth-ranked Oklahoma unleashed a furious attack in the fourth quarter, scoring 27 unanswered points to break open a close game against Duke.
 
With the score 21-14, Oklahoma capitalized on three Duke miscues, scoring three times in the next 3:23 and turning the game into a 48-21 rout. A crowd of 76,561 was on hand to witness the Sooners' third Orange Bowl victory in five years.
 
Following a Duke fumble and blocked kick, the Sooners used the combination of Brewster Hobby to David Baker and Baker to Hobby for two more scores.
 
In the first quarter, Baker's 94-yard interception return of a Bob Brodhead pass gave the Sooners a 7-0 lead and marked the longest such return in Orange Bowl history. The night's scoring ended on a similar play, a 68-yard interception return and lateral to Dick Carpenter at the Duke 30.
 
Although Oklahoma was penalized 150 yards and turned the ball over four times, it was never a factor in the game. Duke could not capitalize on three Sooner interceptions by turning the ball over four times.
 

  OKLA DUKE
First Downs 11 16
Rushing Attempts 44 69
Rushing Yards 165 231
Passes Attempted 18 13
Passes Completed 9 8
Had Intercepted 3 2
Passing Yards 114 97
Total Offense 279 328
Punts/Avg. 7/34.7 10/28.1
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 3/2
Penalties/Yards 12/150 3/25

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Oklahoma 7 7 7 27 - 48
Duke 0 7 7 7 - 21


SCORING SUMMARY
OKLA: Baker 94-yard pass interception (Dodd kick); OKLA: Thomas 13-yard run (Dodd kick); DUKE: McElhaney 1-yard run (Carlton kick); OKLA: Dodd 1-yard run (Dodd kick); DUKE: Dutrow 8-yard run (Carlton kick); OKLA: Sandefer 4-yard run (Dodd kick); OKLA: Baker 29-yard pass from Hobby (Boyd kick); OKLA: Hobby 9-yard pass from Baker (kick failed); DUKE: McElhaney 4-yard run (Carlton kick); OKLA: Carpenter 73-yard intercepted lateral return (McDaniel kick)
 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Bud Wilkinson
Duke Head Coach: Bill Murray