2012 OKLAHOMA SOONERS PREVIEW:
While a 10-3 record is something most teams would love to have, that's not the sentiment in Norman. The Sooners want more, and they're hoping Landry Jones can give it to them in his senior season.
With 15 returning starters, the Sooners will be ranked high to begin the season and are hoping to stay that way behind an explosive offense and a veteran defensive backfield. Tom Wort, Tony Jefferson and Corey Nelson will spearhead the defense to hold the high-flying Big 12 offenses at bay while Jones works the ball down the field on offense.
Dominique Whaley will feature in the backfield for OU, scoring nine touchdowns in 2011. Kenny Stills is Jones's go-to guy down the field with the departure of Ryan Broyles, and he'll be a lot for opposing DBs to handle. Staying away from injuries will be key in keeping the Sooners BCS championship hopes alive.
Oklahoma have a tough schedule in 2012 to say the least. They'll tagle with Big 12 foes Texas, OK State and West Virginia, as well as welcoming in Notre Dame to Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium.
OKLAHOMA SOONERS INFORMATION:
First Season: 1895
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Stadium: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at Owen Field
Conference: Big XII Conference (South Division)
OU Rivals: Oklahoma State Cowboys (Bedlam Series), Nebraska Cornhuskers, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies
Mascot: Sooner Schooner
National Championships: Seven: 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985 & 2000.
Heisman Trophies: Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Jason White & Sam Bradford.
Notable OU Alumni: Sims, Owens, Lee Roy Selmon, Keith Jackson, Brian Bosworth & Sam Bradford.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are one of the premiere teams in college football. The Sooners have a rich history of excellence, winning 7 National Championships in football. And OU has scored more points than any other team in the history of NCAA Division I-A football.
OU begin playing football in 1895. Since that time they have won almost 800 games, 40 Conference Championships (SWC, Big 8 and Big 12) and more than 20 bowl games. The enjoy one of the highest winning percentages in college football (over .750) and boast more than 140 All American football players. And they've had some of the most famous coaches in NCAA football lead their squad; Bennie Owen, Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops.
The Sooners teams under Stoops have been known for their stingy defenses and aggressive playing style. OU's division, the Big 12 South, is one of the most difficult divisions in football. It features annual match ups with the Oklahoma State Cowboys (Bedlam Series), Texas Longhorns (Red River Shootout, Red River Rivalry), Texas A&M Aggies and Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The Sooners play their home games in Norman, Oklahoma at the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium at Owen Field. Also commonly called OU Memorial Stadium. Buy Oklahoma Sooners football tickets and be part of college football history in the making!
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What a wonderful game We went to the OU/OSU game...and what a game it was. We couldn't have picked a better game...the 4th quarter was worth the price of the tickets! Congrats to the Sooners for a great win. Now trying to decide whether to go to Dallas to see the Sooners in the Big 12 Championship... For some reason, the ticket shipping order was hung up...but TicketCity customer service took care of it quickly and professionally. Good service...will definitely use again. November 29, 2010
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Great game and amazing halftime show I was able to attend the OU/Texas A&M game in Norman last year. The game was exciting. Oklahoma was able to pull out an awesome win - highlighted by OU getting a first down from a 2 and VERY long set. I was able to sit on the 10th row and enjoyed every minute of the game. As strange as this might sound, I was amazed at the halftime show. Right before the game, someone mentioned to me that Texas A&M's band put on a great performance at halftime. I had no idea. The band put on the most exciting halftime show I have ever seen. Everyone needs to see their band perform a halftime. It was a great event. Great football and a great halftime show. September 13, 2010
OU/Texas is best game in college football Oklahoma plays in Dallas every October in the Cotton Bowl on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas. The game against Texas is easily the top (regular season) game in college football. A stadium with two sets of fans split down the middle on the 50 yard line - one side crimson & the other burnt orange. The passion at this game is like no other football game. When you go to the Oklahoma Texas football game: * Go early so you can spend a few hours at the Fair. * Try a Fletchers corn dog. * Drink a beer out of one of the wax cups at the Fair. August 6, 2010