Woods, Perkins and Lehman named players of the week


Monday, September 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



DALLAS (AP) _ Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State and Oklahoma's Antonio Perkins both had record-setting performances, and Teddy Lehman of Oklahoma led the Sooner defense to make the Big 12 players of the week list an all-Oklahoma affair.

Woods caught seven passes for touchdowns in Oklahoma State's 52-6 win over SMU to break the NCAA Division I-A record. Tim Delaney of San Diego State held the record since grabbing six in 1969.

Woods' touchdowns came on catches of 2, 10, 25, 32, 34, 5 and 11 yards. He had five touchdowns at halftime and scored the other two in the first two series of the second half.

His 232 yards receiving was the best performance in Cowboys' history. It eclipsed the 226 Woods had against Oklahoma last season. Woods' seven touchdowns are the most scored by a player in a single game at the school. Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders held the old record with five.

Perkins had 277 punt return yards and scored three touchdowns, both NCAA records, in Oklahoma's 59-24 victory over UCLA. His punt return yards easily broke the old record of 219 yards Golden Richards of BYU set in 1971. Several players held the former record of two punt returns for TDs.

His touchdowns came on returns of 74, 84 and 65 yards.

Lehman had 14 tackles and an interception to take defensive player of the week honors for the Sooners. Lehman and the Sooner defense limited the UCLA offense to just one sustained drive in the game.