Woods, Perkins Are Unstoppable Record Day in Oklahoma

Sept. 29, 2003
Sept. 29, 2003

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Sept. 29, 2003

Woods, Perkins Are Unstoppable Record Day in Oklahoma

There was a rush on scoring records in the Sooner State last
Saturday as Oklahoma State senior receiver Rashaun Woods caught
seven touchdown passes in a 52-6 win over SMU and Oklahoma's
Antonio Perkins returned three punts for scores in a 59-24
victory over UCLA. That much pay dirt hasn't been hit in Oklahoma
since the oil boom of the early 1980s.

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Woods, who had 107 receptions and led the nation with 17
receiving touchdowns last season, finished with 13 catches for
232 yards while breaking a 34-year-old Division I-A record for
touchdown catches.

Perkins, though, might have been even more impressive, turning in
the greatest performance ever by a punt returner, with 277 return
yards and three touchdowns, both Division I-A records. The
6-foot, 188-pound junior had returned 13 punts for only 77 yards
in the Sooners' first three games, but on Saturday he scored on
returns of 74, 84 and 65 yards. "After I got away from the
initial pursuit, my guys finished the blocks the rest of the way
and made it easy," Perkins said. "It seemed like there was no one
around me most of the time."
--Mark Beech

COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES (PERKINS) With 277 yards on seven returns, Perkins outgained UCLA's entireoffense.