Orange Bowl

1987

Oklahoma 42
Arkansas 8

January 1, 1987 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Sooners Steamroll Razorbacks
Oklahoma capped its third consecutive season as Big Eight Champions with a 42-8 rout of Arkansas.
 
Early in the second quarter, Spencer Tillman put Oklahoma ahead with a 77-yard touchdown run. After a second Arkansas interception in as many possessions, Tillman found his way into the endzone from 21-yards out, putting the Sooners up 14-0 at the half.
 
To start the second half, Oklahoma's defense sacked the Razorbacks' Greg Thomas twice, forcing a three-and-out situation for the scoreless Hogs. On the Sooners next possession quarterback Jamelle Holieway called his own number and scored on a 2-yard run.
 
With Oklahoma leading 28-0, the Razorbacks continued to self-destruct as Thomas threw two more interceptions in the fourth quarter. Although neither turnover resulted in a Sooner score, Oklahoma still put more points on the board with two more touchdowns in the fourth.
 
Arkansas did manage to avoid a shutout with less than 25 seconds left in the game on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior fullback Derrick Thomas.
 

  OKLA ARK
First Downs 11 17
Rushing Attempts 48 45
Rushing Yards 366 48
Passes Attempted 5 33
Passes Completed 2 16
Had Intercepted 0 5
Passing Yards 47 192
Total Offense 413 240
Punts/Avg. 5/47.6 9/41.1
Fumbles/Lost  3/2 2/0
Penalties/Yards 4/40 3/25

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Oklahoma 0 14 14 14 - 42
Arkansas 0 0 0 8 - 8

      
SCORING SUMMARY
OKLA: Tillman 77-yard run (Lashar kick); OKLA: Tillman 21-yard run (Lashar kick); OKLA: Holieway 2-yard run (Lashar kick); OKLA: Holieway 4-yard run (Lashar kick); OKLA: Stafford 13-yard run (Lashar kick); OKLA: Parham 49-yard run (Lashar kick); ARK: Thomas 2-yard run (Shibest pass from Bland) MOP: Spencer Tillman (Oklahoma), Dante Jones (Oklahoma)
 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Barry Switzer
Arkansas Head Coach: Ken Hatfield