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"That's a huge compliment to hear that. It means a lot, but there's still a lot of things that we need to accomplish this season," said Bradford, who broke White's career touchdown mark and Heupel's season passing total to add his name to the Oklahoma record book a couple more times Saturday.
"Obviously, Coach Heupel was able to win a national championship and Jason White was able to play in a couple national championships. I feel like I have yet to do that, so there's still a lot of things that I need to do before I can be considered with those guys."
Bradford should get his chance with a victory Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., where the Sooners are trying to become the first team with three straight Big 12 titles. They're already the only ones to repeat as champions.
Bradford will have to do it with a soft cast on his left hand after tearing a ligament in his left thumb while stiff-arming an Oklahoma State defender. The injury to his non-throwing hand didn't slow down Oklahoma one bit in the Bedlam rivalry game, except that it contributed to two fumbled snaps.
The Sooners got both of them back, as they have all but one fumble this season -- another factor that's helped keep the big numbers coming.
"We're disappointed when we punt the ball or even when we kick field goals," receiver Juaquin Iglesias said. "We just want to score every time we get our hands on the ball."
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