Oklahoma Sooners Football
Head Coach Bob Stoops is entering his 16th season with the Oklahoma Sooners who led the team to 11-2 2013 campaign, finishing the year with a Sugar Bowl victory over Crimson Tide. Overall, under Stoops tenure the Sooners are 8-7 in bowl games and 4-5 in BCS games. Around this time last year, Oklahoma was amid of a quarterback controversy as three guys were battling for the position. Trevor Knight would eventually win the starting position, but all three QB’s took snaps during the season and averaged 199 yards per game passing their lowest in 2006. However, Knight was spectacular in the Sugar Bowl throwing 348 yards and four touchdown against Alabama.
Heading into this season, Knight is the definite starter, now that Blake Bell is now a tight end, and Kendal Thompson is now in Utah. Oklahoma football tickets are some the most expensive in college football, ranked in the top 10 according to TiqIQ in average price. Oklahoma football tickets at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium have a current average price of $168.35. The most expensive game on the Oklahoma football schedule at home is their December 6 matchup with Oklahoma State with a current average price of $226.99. One of only two games on the Oklahoma football schedule have over a $200 average, which is their September 13 matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers where Oklahoma football tickets have an average price of $223.65.
Other intriguing games on the Oklahoma football schedule include a rematch with Kansas State from last season when the Sooners defeated the Wildcats in a high scoring competitive game, Oklahoma football tickets for their October 18th date have a current average price of $150.86. Sooners fans also have a date to look forward to on the Oklahoma football schedule for November 8 with a chance for revenge on the Baylor Bears who dominated the Sooners 41-12 last year, Oklahoma football tickets for this game will have an average price of $173.43. Of course also on the Oklahoma football schedule is their annual game with foe the Texas Longhorns known as the Red River Rivalry currently one of the best rivalries in college sports.
While Oklahoma have a sure starter at QB, they are lacking depth at the QB position in case of an injury to Trevor Knight. Gone are their top three running backs and they also lack experience at wide receiver, but OU has put together a strong group of heralded offensive lineman that have plenty of talent and experience that could limit the concerns the team has at their skill positions. Their defense also appears to be in good shape as the entire defensive front seven will be returning this season.
Oklahoma open their season at home on August 30 against the Louisiana Tech Bull Dogs and while they appear to still be a formidable team in the Big 12 conference, there are still many questions left unanswered heading into 2014 season.