2015 SCHEDULE Akron 3 Oklahoma 41 Oklahoma 31 Tennessee 24 Tulsa 38 Oklahoma 52 West Virginia 24 Oklahoma 44 Texas 24 Oklahoma 17 10/17 @ K-STATE 10/24 vs Texas Tech 10/31 @ Kansas 11/7 vs Iowa State 11/14 @ Baylor 11/21 vs TCU 11/28 @ Oklahoma State

2015 SCHEDULE
Akron 3 Oklahoma 41
Oklahoma 31 Tenn 24
Tulsa 38 Oklahoma 52
W Virginia 24 Okla 44
Texas 24 Oklahoma 17
10/17 @ K-STATE
10/24 vs Texas Tech
10/31 @ Kansas
11/7 vs Iowa State
11/14 @ Baylor
11/21 vs TCU
11/28 @ Oklahoma State

Oklahoma Sooners
4-1 (1-1 Big 12)

AP: #19     Coaches: #19

Location:  Norman, Oklahoma
Enrollment:  30,813
Colors:  Crimson and Cream
Stadium:  Memorial Stadium (82,112)
2014 Record:  8-5 (5-4 / t4th)
Postseason:  Russell Athletic Bowl
Clemson 40 Oklahoma 6
All time series: OU leads 72-19-4
Last meeting: K-State 31  Oklahoma 30 (10/18/14)
Last OU win: Oklahoma 41  K-State 31 (11/23/13)
K-State vs Oklahoma in Manhattan: 10-36-1
Last K-State win in Manhattan: Oklahoma 35  K-State 42 (10/26/96)
Twitter: @OU_Athletics, @OU_Football
Website: SoonerSports.com

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS 1 National Championship (2000) 8 Big 12 Championships (2000,2002,2004,2006,2007,2008,2010,2012) AWARDS 2x Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2000, 2003) Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2000) The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award(2000) AP Coach of the Year (2000) 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year (2000, 2003, 2006) Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2003) Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award (2014)

CHAMPIONSHIPS
1 National Championship (2000)
8 Big 12 Championships (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012*)
AWARDS
2x Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2000, 2003)
Paul “Bear” Bryant Award (2000)
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award(2000)
AP Coach of the Year (2000)
3x Big 12 Coach of the Year (2000, 2003, 2006)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2003)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Spirit Award (2014)

Head Coach: Bob Stoops

  • Overall Record (Yrs): 172-45 (16th year)
  • Record at School (Yrs): Same
  • Record vs. K-State: 9-3
  • Salary: $4.75 million

 

I don’t have to tell you much about Bob Stoops, but just in case you’re a youngster and don’t know the history, Stoops was a defensive back at Iowa when Bill Snyder was an assistant under Hayden Fry. When Bill Snyder became the head coach at K-State, Stoops came with him (after a brief stop at Kent State). After 2 years he became the defensive coordinator and served  until he left for the same position under Steve Spurrier at Florida. 3 years later, in 1999, Stoops got his first, and only, head coaching position at then struggling Oklahoma.

Snyder has only beaten his former employee three times (2003, 2012, and 2014). Two of those seasons ended in Big 12 championships for K-State.  They are also two of the incredibly rare instances of Bill Snyder being seen smiling while on the field. Perhaps most shocking is that none of those 3 wins came in Manhattan. K-State hasn’t beaten Oklahoma at home since 1996.

*about that one…

Sooner Offense vs K-State Defense

Passing yds/game Rushing yds/game Total Offense yds/game Scoring points/game Time of Possession
OU Offense 328.8 (14th) 144.20 (98th) 473.0 (22nd) 37.0 (25th) 29:25.80 (81st)
KSU Defense 290.6 (116th) 105.20 (18th) 395.8 (72nd) 24.8 (63rd) 34:02.40 (8th)
 Advantage: oklahoma kstate1 oklahoma oklahoma kstate1

#32 Sophomore running back Samaje Perine

#32 Sophomore running back Samaje Perine

The Baker

What a wild ride for Baker Mayfield. Not exactly your every day story: A kid from Austin who Texas doesn’t go after ends up at Texas Tech where he’s the first ever true freshman walk-on to start a BCS season opener. He goes on to win Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013. He gets hurt, Davis Webb becomes the starter, and rather than fight for his job back he goes to Oklahoma and enrolls to walk on there because it wasn’t “really fair” at Texas Tech. Supposedly he showed up at OU without talking to the coaches. He had to sit out 2014 and lost a year of eligibility for transferring within the Big 12, but this year he’s the starter, and he’s been good. He’s thrown 14 TDs and 3 INTs this season, but was roughed up in his last game against Texas… sacked 6 times.

Perine is just fine

Last year Oklahoma relied almost exclusively on Samaje Perine. A year ago he rushed for 427 yards and broke the single game record that had been set by Melvin Gordon a week earlier. All in all he had 1,713 yards rushing and 21 TDs in 2014. With Baker Mayfield bringing the OU offense back to a pass first offense, his numbers are way down, but his talent is not. K-State showed on Saturday how they can be susceptible to giving up a huge run play (over and over), but overall have been good at stopping the run this season.

Pass vs Run tips?

Expect this to not be a thing anymore, but ABC pointed out just how easy it was for Texas to determine if OU was running or passing on Saturday. Thanks, O-Line!

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Sooner Defense vs K-State Offense

Passing yds/game Rushing yds/game Total Defense yds/game Scoring points/game Turnover Margin
OU Defense 173.6 (20th) 190.40 (96th) 364.0 (52nd) 22.6 (53rd) -2 (86th)
KSU Offense 189.8 (96th) 180.20 (58th) 370.0 (92nd) 36.4 (30th) +2 (43rd)
 Advantage: oklahoma kstate1 oklahoma kstate1 kstate1

Back to the 4 man front

Oklahoma’s defensive line wasn’t very experienced a couple years ago. The result? Stoops switched them over to a 3 man front. It was good for a year. Then last year it wasn’t. They’re back to a 4 man front now, taking pressure off of their linebackers… where the inexperience is now.

Tackling?

How was Texas able to run all over Oklahoma when they couldn’t do anything against a mediocre TCU defense the week before? Well, it helps if Oklahoma just doesn’t tackle anyone. The most obvious example, all wrapped up in one play, was the 24 yard touchdown reception by Marcus Johnson, where he basically just bounced off of everyone trying to get his flag. Big 12 media dude Jake Trotter had the tweet of the day:

1 Alexander, Dominique LB 6-0 220 Jr. Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)
68 Alvarez, Jonathan G 6-3 297 So. Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
24 Anderson, Rodney RB 6-0 211 Fr. Katy, Texas (Katy HS)
81 Andrews, Mark TE 6-5 245 RFr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain HS)
57 Aubel, Jack LS 6-3 222 Fr. Coral Springs, Fla. (Saint Thomas Aquinas HS)
27 Austin, Dakota CB 5-10 157 Jr. Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster HS)
83 Basquine, Nick WR 5-11 187 RFr. Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS)
1 Baxter, Jarvis WR 5-11 160 Jr. Garland, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) (Lakeview Centennial HS)
38 Bissoon, Najee S 5-5 168 RSo. Humble, Texas (Houston Baptist University) (Summer Creek HS)
18 Bolton, Curtis LB 6-0 223 RFr. Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta HS)
23 Bond, Devante LB 6-1 238 Sr. Sacramento, Calif. (Sierra CC)
84 Bothun, Grant WR 5-11 187 RJr. Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS)
34 Brooks, Daniel RB 5-8 182 RJr. Port Lavaca, Texas (Calhoun HS)
78 Brown, Orlando T 6-8 342 RFr. Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS)
4 Byrd, Hatari S 6-1 206 Jr. Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS)
46 Campbell, Gabriel DE 6-6 257 Fr. Yazoo City, Miss. (Yazoo City HS)
4 Clark, Reece QB 6-4 198 Fr. Cypress, Texas (Cypress Woods HS)
70 Daimler, Christian T 6-7 293 RSo. Houston, Texas (Stratford HS)
63 Dalton, Alex C 6-3 290 RFr. Troy, Ohio (Troy HS)
52 Danley, Jamal OL 6-3 297 Jr. Byhalia, Miss. (East Mississippi CC)
56 Darlington, Ty C 6-3 286 Sr. Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS)
22 DeBerry, Ricky LB 6-2 242 Fr. Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee HS)
88 DeLay, Eric WR 6-2 212 Fr. Cleveland, Okla. (Oklahoma Baptist University) (Cleveland HS)
94 Dimon, Matt DT 6-2 260 Jr. Katy, Texas (Katy HS)
71 Evans, Bobby OL 6-4 287 Fr. Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
26 Evans, Jordan LB 6-2 239 Jr. Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS)
9 Evans, Tay LB 6-2 235 RFr. Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
72 Farniok, Derek T 6-8 339 RSr. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington HS)
87 Fentriss, Parker WR 6-2 193 Fr. Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll HS)
36 Flowers, Dimitri FB 6-2 228 So. San Antonio, Texas (Churchill HS)
74 Ford, Cody OL 6-3 324 Fr. Pineville, La. (Pineville HS)
58 Frazier, Chase DT 5-11 299 RSo. Grapevine, Texas (Grapevine HS)
73 Frison, Kenyon T 6-5 273 RFr. Salt Lake City, Utah (Granger HS)
90 Gallimore, Neville DT 6-3 345 Fr. St. Catherine’s, Canada (Canada Prep Football Academy)
85 Galloway, Vance WR 5-10 192 Fr. Pearland, Texas (Glenda Dawson HS)
30 Gardner, Ernest DB 6-0 161 RSo. Alameda, Calif. (Laney College)
50 Garnett, Courtney DT 6-1 301 RFr. New Orleans, La. (Saint Augustine HS)
76 Grant, Sam T 6-6 274 RJr. North Royalton, Ohio (St. Edward HS)
20 Grant, Tion RB 5-11 171 So. Tulsa, Okla. (Edison Prep School)
18 Green, Dahu WR 6-4 203 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
14 Green, Marcus CB 6-1 179 RFr. Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)
37 Hage, Anuar DB 5-9 174 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS)
65 Hardaway, Nick G 6-2 319 RSo. Moore, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
64 Hartsook, Dylan G 6-6 300 RJr. Midwest City, Okla. (Choctaw HS)
8 Haughton, Kahlil S 6-1 185 Fr. Waco, Texas (Midway HS)
79 Hearne, Dominique OL 6-3 326 Fr. Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster HS)
39 Hodgson, Nick K 6-2 202 RSr. N. Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)
42 Horky, Wesley LS 6-1 220 So. Brentwood, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS)
47 Hosek, Eric K 5-9 154 RSr. Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS)
2 Humphrey, John WR 5-11 170 Fr. League City, Texas (Clear Falls HS)
42 Hunter, Ruben LB 6-2 215 RSo. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS)
80 Iheke, Sam WR 6-4 195 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands HS)
80 Ijalana, Isaac DE 6-4 263 RSo. Mount Holly, N.J. (Pierce CC) (Rancocas Valley HS)
12 Johnson, William CB 6-0 182 So. New Rochelle, N.Y. (Monroe CC)
54 Kasitati, Nila G 6-3 319 RSr. Euless, Texas (Trinity HS)
89 Knight, Connor TE 6-4 241 RJr. San Antonio, Texas (Reagan HS)
9 Knight, Trevor QB 6-1 207 RJr. San Antonio, Texas (Reagan HS)
57 Lampkin, Du’Vonta DT 6-4 300 Fr. Houston, Texas (Cypress Falls HS)
40 Lindley, P.L. LB 6-1 257 RSr. Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
55 Mann, Kenneth DE 6-3 263 Fr. Burleson, Texas (Burleson HS)
6 Mayfield, Baker QB 6-1 209 Jr. Austin, Texas (Texas Tech University) (Lake Travis HS)
2 Mbanasor, P.J. CB 6-0 192 Fr. Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)
50 McGinnis, Arthur LB 6-1 259 Fr. New Orleans, La. (Warren Easton HS)
12 McGinnis, Connor QB 6-4 189 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Heritage Hall HS)
82 McIntee, Ezel WR 5-10 204 RFr. Edmond, Okla. (Edmond North HS)
29 McKinney, Prentice S 6-1 178 Fr. Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff HS)
15 Mead, Jeffery WR 6-5 188 So. Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS)
45 Meier, Carson TE 6-5 234 RFr. Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS)
13 Miller, A.D. WR 6-3 187 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)
69 Mittermeier, Quinn OL 6-5 292 So. Topeka, Kan. (Butler CC) (Washburn Rural HS)
25 Mixon, Joe RB 6-1 217 RFr. Oakley, Calif. (Freedom HS)
86 Morris, Lee WR 6-2 203 Fr. Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
5 Neal, Durron WR 5-11 199 Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (De Smet Jesuit HS)
51 Newhouse-Parker, Cade LB 6-0 230 So. Norman, Okla. (Norman HS)
66 Nolan, Riley C 6-0 281 RJr. Norman, Okla. (Missouri Southern State Univ.) (Norman North HS)
31 Okoronkwo, Ogbonnia LB 6-2 236 RSo. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor HS)
99 Orso-Bacchus, Dwayne DT 6-5 300 RFr. Birmingham, Ala. (Homewood HS)
98 Overton, Marquise DT 6-1 309 Fr. Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS)
39 Owens, Darius CB 5-10 182 RSo. Yukon, Okla. (Henderson State University) (Yukon HS)
10 Parker, Steven S 6-1 200 So. Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks HS)
77 Paul, Joseph T 6-4 363 RFr. New Orleans, La. (Saint Augustine HS)
32 Perine, Samaje RB 5-10 230 So. Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)
36 Pfau, Kyle K 5-10 191 So. Spring, Texas (LSU) (Klein HS)
16 Quick, Michiah WR 5-11 184 So. Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS)
95 Roberts, Austin DE 6-6 265 Jr. Warner Robbins, Ga. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) (Northside HS)
84 Rodriguez, Dalton LB 6-6 236 So. Broken Arrow, Okla. (Tulsa University) (Union HS)
92 Romar, Matthew DT 6-0 291 RSo. Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS)
28 Ross, Alex RB 6-1 221 RJr. Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS)
75 Samia, Dru OL 6-4 284 Fr. Sacramento, Calif. (River City HS)
15 Sanchez, Zack CB 5-11 179 RJr. Fort Worth, Texas (Central HS)
43 Seibert, Austin K 5-10 210 Fr. Belleville, Ill. (Belleville West HS)
20 Shannon, Frank LB 6-0 239 RSr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
3 Shepard, Sterling WR 5-10 193 Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Heritage Hall HS)
33 Sheppard, Anthony RB 5-11 234 Fr. Anchorage, Alaska (Robert Service HS)
17 Smallwood, Jordan WR 6-2 210 RSo. Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS)
59 Snowden, Kane DT 5-11 240 RJr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
55 St. John, Josiah T 6-6 308 RSr. Toronto, Canada (Trinity Valley CC)
38 Steed, Jack P 6-4 216 RJr. Katy, Texas (Cinco Ranch HS)
5 Stephens, Antoine DB 6-1 186 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Kimball HS)
19 Striker, Eric LB 6-0 222 Sr. Seffner, Fla. (Armwood HS)
21 Sunderland, Will S 6-2 194 Fr. Midwest City, Okla. (Midwest City HS)
35 Swayze, Cole DB 6-1 217 Sr. Purcell, Okla. (Oklahoma Baptist University) (Purcell HS)
91 Tapper, Charles DE 6-2 282 Sr. Baltimore, Md. (City College HS)
96 Tate, Mitch DE 6-3 264 RSr. Bartlesville, Okla. (Bartlesville HS)
6 Taylor, Stanvon CB 5-11 178 Jr. Tulsa, Okla. (East Central HS)
13 Thomas, Ahmad S 6-0 213 Jr. Miami, Fla. (Miami Central HS)
14 Thomas, Cody QB 6-4 211 RSo. Colleyville, Texas (Heritage HS)
7 Thomas, Jordan CB 6-0 191 So. Klein, Texas (Klein HS)
19 Todd, Dallis WR 6-3 196 RFr. La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)
44 Uhles, Jaxon FB 5-11 236 RSo. Norman, Okla. (Pittsburg State University) (Norman North HS)
93 Wade, Jordan DT 6-3 300 RJr. Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
97 Walker, Charles DT 6-2 297 RSo. Garland, Texas (South Garland HS)
41 Walker, Jesse S 6-0 193 RSo. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
87 Ward, D.J. DE 6-2 259 RSo. Moore, Okla. (Southmoore HS)
11 Westbrook, Dede WR 6-0 168 Jr. Brenham, Texas (Blinn CC)
58 Wren, Erick OL 6-2 324 RSo. Mesquite, Texas (Arizona Western CC) (Dr. John D. Horn HS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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