Comparing Golson's performance to other QBs to win at Oklahoma


Comparing Golson's performance to other QBs to win at Oklahoma

Everett Golson was at his best Saturday, even if the stat line didn't necessarily show it. The redshirt freshman was confident and poised, and coach Brian Kelly espoused Golson's leadership during Notre Dame's 30-13 win.

All that added up to Golson becoming just the fifth quarterback to go into Norman and beat a Bob Stoops-coached Oklahoma team. Here's how Golson's performance stacks up against the other four:

2001: Josh Fields (Oklahoma State) -- 1938, 231 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD

The future White Sox third baseman entered his first Bedlam game in relief of an ineffective Aso Pogi, and his 14-yard touchdown toss to RaShaun Woods sealed a comeback win for Les Miles' 4-7 Cowboys. Fields' stat line may be the most impressive of this bunch, but throwing a game-winning touchdown with 1:36 remaining against the defending national champions may be the biggest play an opposing quarterback has made at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in the Bob Stoops era.

2005: Tye Gunn (TCU): 2445, 226 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD

TCU won this game on the strength of its defense, holding Adrian Peterson to 63 yards on 22 carries. Gunn blew a chance to put the game away when his pass was picked off at the Oklahoma 30 midway through the fourth, but the Horned Frogs' defense locked down again to seal a win.

2011: Seth Doege (Texas Tech): 3352, 441 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

Doege accounted for Tech's first four tochdowns -- three passing, one rushing -- that put the Red Raiders up 31-7 early in the third quarter over the undefeated and No. 3-ranked Sooners. From there, Tech held on as Landry Jones threw four touchdowns in a vicious comeback over the final 30 minutes that wound up falling three points short. Doege stands as the only quarterback to go into Norman and win a high-scoring affair, one that wasn't won on the backs of the opponent defense.

2012: Collin Klein (Kansas State): 1321, 149 yards, 0 INT, 17 carries, 79 yards, 1 TD

Klein was contained for the first 45 minutes of this September contest, but a five-yard touchdown run early in the fourth put K-State ahead, and the current Heisman Trophy frontrunner engineered another scoring drive midway through the fourth to put the Wildcats ahead by 11. Klein didn't turn the ball over, though, helping keep K-State in the contest as its offense struggled to get off the ground in the first three quarters.

2012: Everett Golson (Notre Dame): 1325, 177 yards, 0 INT 11 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD

As was the case against Michigan State, Golson didn't turn the ball over despite his inexperience and a record crowd of 86,031 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. His 50-yard completion to Chris Brown was the best pass he's thrown all year, and it set up the go-ahead touchdown -- which he scored -- after Oklahoma tied things up in the fourth quarter.

"He led -- he actually sensed that he was leading," coach Brian Kelly said. "He was communicating, he was talking, he was doing things that you hope as you go through this process that start to see. He was confident, he was calm -- all the things that you need to see from your quarterback on the road against a very good opposition in Oklahoma."

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Thursday: 

Is #TheReturn getting a reboot? Report says there's a possibility Derrick Rose comes back to Bulls

This is becoming Willson Contreras' team, whether or not Cubs add Alex Avila or another veteran catcher

Bears training camp preview: 3 burning questions for tight ends

Why Blackhawks fans might want to tap the brakes on Alex DeBrincat

That escalated quickly: Cubs just a game back of Brewers, could be in first place as soon as this weekend

Ping-pong balls everywhere: Where do the Bulls rank among projected lottery teams?

Joe Maddon's prime-time message: 'Help or die'

Report: Derrick Rose is considering teaming up with LeBron James, Cavs

Cubs Talk Podcast: State of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry and what lies ahead

Why Adam Engel came up with his unique batting stance, and how he's tweaked it since

Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals

Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals

Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy. 

According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal. 

That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy City to join a rival team isn't a new concept. 

In fact, a few Chicago superstar athletes have done it before: 

-- Chris Chelios, Blackhawks to Red Wings

One of the best defenseman in hockey, Chelios was traded to the Detroit Red Wings after nine productive seasons in Chicago. He hoisted a Stanley Cup not long after and finished his 10-year Red Wings career with 152 points and a plus-158. 

-- Julius Peppers, Bears to Packers

After becoming a cap casualty with the Bears, Peppers chose greener pastures in Wisconsin. The defensive end signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he's tallied 25 sacks in three seasons. 

-- Dexter Fowler, Cubs to Cardinals

Well, at least he won a ring here. Fowler's surprise return to the North Side in 2016 helped boost the Cubs to their first World Series trophy in 108 years, but after winning, the center fielder rightly opted for the money. He signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal in St. Louis last offseason. 

Watch the video above as Siera Santos and Kelly Crull relive the heartbreak.