1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1986 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl, W 42-8 vs. Arkansas
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1986 record 11–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Barry Switzer (14th year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Donnan (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs (6th year)
Captain Brian Bosworth
Captain Sonny Brown
Captain Spencer Tillman
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
#5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. The team recorded 5 shutouts and led the nation in all four major defensive categories (total, rushing, passing, and scoring).[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 2:30 PM #4 UCLA* #1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 38–3   75,684[2]
September 20 1:30 PM Minnesota* #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 63–0   75,463[2]
September 27 2:30 PM at #2 Miami (FL)* #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS L 16–28   71,451[2]
October 4 1:30 PM Kansas State #6 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 56–10   74,284[2]
October 11 2:30 PM vs. Texas* #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX ABC W 47–12   75,587[2]
October 18 1:30 PM Oklahoma State #5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) W 19–0   76,022[2]
October 25 1:00 PM at Iowa State #5 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 38–0   43,190[2]
November 1 2:30 PM at Kansas #4 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS ABC W 64–3   38,500[2]
November 8 1:00 PM Missouri #4 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) W 77–0   75,480[2]
November 15 2:30 PM Colorado #4 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 28–0   52,702[2]
November 22 2:30 PM at #5 Nebraska #3 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC W 20–17   76,198[2]
January 1 7:30 PM vs. #9 Arkansas #3 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 42–8   52,717[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

Texas Longhorns vs. #6 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 0 0 6 6 12
#6 Oklahoma 17 14 7 9 47

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Colorado[edit]

#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Colorado Buffaloes
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oklahoma 7 7 0 14 28
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0

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Arkansas (Orange Bowl)[edit]

#9 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Arkansas 0 0 0 8 8
#3 Oklahoma 0 14 14 14 42

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1987 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Bryan Defensive End 5 120 Chicago Bears
Spencer Tillman Running Back 5 133 Houston Oilers
Paul Migliazzo Defensive End 8 221 Chicago Bears

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.si.com/news/to/to/detail/4635508/full
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1986
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 12 Oct 1986.
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. November 16, 1986
  6. ^ Gainesville Sun. January 2, 1987
  7. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1987.htm
  8. ^ http://www.thebutkusaward.com/watchlist/pastwinners.aspx