1997 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1997 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big 12 South
1997 record 4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach John Blake (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Dick Winder (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Young (2nd year)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,897)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#2 Nebraska xy   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They were coached by John Blake.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 23 11:00 AM at Northwestern* Soldier FieldChicago, IL (Pigskin Classic) ABC L 0–24   36,804
September 6 2:30 PM Syracuse* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 36–34   68,342
September 20 5:30 PM at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FSN L 36–40   48,260
September 27 6:00 PM Louisville* Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 35–14   74,993
October 4 1:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 17–20   43,500
October 11 2:30 PM vs. Texas Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 24–27   75,587
October 18 11:30 AM Baylordagger Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 24–23   68,578
October 25 1:30 PM #14 Kansas State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK PPV L 7–26   68,433
November 1 2:30 PM at #1 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 7–69   75,926
November 8 1:00 PM #25 Oklahoma State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) PPV L 7–30   72,422
November 15 6:00 PM #18 Texas A&M Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN L 7–51   64,929
November 22 1:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX PPV W 32–21   40,013
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Oklahoma 0 9 13 10 32
Texas Tech 3 15 0 3 21

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Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990s". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech". USA Today. November 22, 1997. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Conference Players". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved January 16, 2012.