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.
Oklahoma Sooners News
10-27-14: The Sooners have dropped two out of three games since a 4-0 start. They fell by a point at home to Kansas State a week ago after kicker Michael Hunnicutt missed two field goals. Oklahoma has gotten 10 rushing touchdowns from freshman running back Samaje Perine. Quarterback Trevor Knight has managed only nine TD passes himself. Bob Stoops and his team travel to Iowa State this week.
10-20-14: Kicker Michael Hunnicutt missed two field goals Saturday and had a game-tying extra point blocked in a devastating 31-30 home loss to Kansas State. Quarterback Trevor Knight had his best game of the season. Knight was 26 of 32 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once and had the pick returned for a TD. Oklahoma outgained K-State 533-385 but didn't force any turnovers on defense. The Sooners have a bye this week.
10-15-14: The Cowboys needed a kickoff return touchdown from Tyreek Hill and a late defensive stop to escape with a 27-20 win over an awful Kansas team. Hill's 99-yard return with 6:43 left in the game came right after the Jayhawks tied the game at 20. Oklahoma State managed only 275 yards of total offense. OK-State travels to Fort Worth to take on TCU this week.
10-6-14: Oklahoma couldn't pull out a second consecutive road win, losing 37-33 to TCU for the first time since last November. QB Trevor Knight threw for 309 yards and a touchdown, but he completed only 14 of 35 passes with two interceptions. Samaje Perine had 87 yards on 25 carries with three rushing TDs. The Sooners play Texas this week in the Red River Shootout.
10-1-14: The Sooners had a bye this week, but will play their second straight road game against TCU this week after running past West Virginia a week ago. Oklahoma may have running back Keith Ford back from a leg injury, but if not, Samaje Perine and Alex Ross are excellent options. If you recall, Perine ran for 242 yards and four touchdowns a week ago. The TCU defense has only allowed 21 points in three games this season.
9-22-14: The Sooners were in for a shootout against West Virginia this past weekend. The game was tied at 24 at halftime, but then freshman running back Samaje Perine scored three of his four rushing touchdowns to go with 242 rushing yards total on 34 carries for the 45-33 Oklahoma victory. Perine was unstoppable in the second half. Oklahoma ran for 301 yards on the ground, and finished with 510 yards overall. They also got a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown from Alex Ross. The Sooners have a bye this week.
9-15-14: The Sooners just keep on rolling as they crushed Tennessee 34-10 in Norman this past Saturday. The Sooner defense was dominant and quarterback Trevor Knight finished 20 of 33 for 308 yards and two total touchdowns in a game that was never really in doubt. Oklahoma picked off Vols QB Justin Worley twice, including a 100 yard return by Julian Wilson. Bob Stoops’ squad will travel to Morgantown next weekend to face a high-powered West Virginia team.
9-9-14: The Sooner offense just continues to roll as they racked up 580 yards of total offense in their 52-7 dismantling of in-state Tulsa this past weekend. Trevor Knight had 299 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also added a 31-yard run. Sterling Shepard caught eight balls for 177 yards and Oklahoma’s run game rushed for 261 yards. The Sooner defense forced four Tulsa turnovers. They haven’t had a true test yet, but Oklahoma looks like a serious national title contender. They play host the Tennessee Vols this weekend in Norman.
9-4-14: Of all the teams who played in Week 1, the Sooners looked the best top-to-bottom. Their offense was efficient, not flashy, while their defense shined in their 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech. Oklahoma got 253 passing yards from Trevor Knight, on just 19-of-34 passing and included both a touchdown and an interception. The run game gained 183 yards total and scored five touchdowns. The Sooners travel in-state this weekend where they’ll face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.