Peterson scored three touchdowns, Kelly set a school record for receiving in a brilliant first quarter and the 17th-ranked Sooners scored 45 points in the first half on their way to a 59-0 win against Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.
Paul Thompson threw two touchdown passes to Malcolm Kelly, and Adrian Peterson ran for 165 yards and two scores as No. 15 Oklahoma pulled away from Washington in the second half Saturday for a 37-20 win.
Adrian Peterson's second-half performance was enough to prevent Oklahoma from losing its second straight season opener at home. But it wasn't what Kevin Wilson, in his first game as Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, was looking for.
Adrian Peterson ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns and Oklahoma held off Nebraska's comeback bid to win 31-24, giving the Cornhuskers back-to-back home losses in the same season for the first time since 1968.