OU 34, ISU 9 – it’s homecoming week!

What’s 4-2 minus 28? Our Sooners earned their first Big 12 Conference victory at home on Saturday by defeating Iowa State 34-9, but running back Adrian Peterson broke his collarbone on his final touchdown run of the game in the 3rd quarter, taking him out for the rest of the regular season. The Sooners are now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, tied for fourth in the Big 12 South. (Yeah, that sounds bad, tied with OSU for fourth and ahead only of Texas Tech which is now 1-2 in conference play, but that’s because Texas, Texas A&M, and Baylor have all played three conference games already, so they all have more conference wins. Texas leads at 3-1, followed by Baylor and A&M tied for second at 2-1 each.)

The Pride performed the home debut of this year’s movie show, officially titled “The Quest” for its action-movie theme. The show also included a performance of a new Roland Barrett arrangement of the Oklahoma Centennial Anthem, Oklahoma Rising, by Jimmy Webb and Vince Gill. The crowd was invited to sing along, and even though the tune is so new that a lot of people seemed a bit hesitant to vocalize, it was quite nice. The Pride’s Iowa State photo album is now online, too.

And now it’s homecoming week! From the OU symphonic winds concert tonight to the first alumni rehearsal Friday night, the information will come fast. Kickoff vs. Colorado is at 6PM, with the game televised by Fox Sports Network. The Sooners are facing the loss of Peterson and (perhaps – not clear right now) Rufus Alexander, while the Buffaloes finally woke up this past week, handing Texas Tech a 30-6 loss in Boulder and looking to go 2-2 in conference play on television. Vigorous support for the Sooners is required!

We will post the Friday-Saturday alumni schedule as soon as we have it. In the meantime, our online calendars have The Pride‘s schedule already, including joint events like morning rehearsal and the game itself (the rest are marked “[PRIDE]” to help distinguish them from OUBAA events). You can view Saturday’s schedule by itself by clicking this link.

Please keep checking the Web site for the latest information so you’re fully prepared, informed, and ready for a fantastic day of rehearsal, events, and Homecoming 2006 performances and victory!