1969 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1969 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1969 record 6–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Chuck Fairbanks (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Barry Switzer (4th year)
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri + 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Nebraska + 6 1 0     9 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1969 college football season. It was the 75th season for the Sooners.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 at Wisconsin* No. 6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 48–21   46,130[1]
September 27 Pittsburgh* No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 37–8   54,576[1]
October 11 vs. No. 2 Texas* No. 8 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Shootout) ABC L 17–27   72,032[1]
October 18 Colorado No. 12 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 42–30   60,524[1]
October 25 at No. 18 Kansas State No. 11 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas L 21–59   35,615[1]
November 1 Iowa State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 37–14   53,811[1]
November 8 at No. 9 Missouri No. 20 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri ABC L 10–44   60,378[1]
November 15 Kansas Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 31–15   56,462[1]
November 22 No. 16 Nebraska Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) L 14–44   52,367[1]
November 29 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam Series) W 28–27   41,315[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 14 0 7 7 28
Oklahoma State 7 14 0 6 27

Steve Owens rushed for a career-high 261 yards and broke the single season Big Eight touchdown record set by Nebraska's Bobby Reynolds in 1950.

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Awards and honors[edit]

1970 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Zabel Linebacker 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Files Linebacker 1 13 New York Giants
Steve Owens Running Back 1 19 Detroit Lions
Ken Mendenhall Center 5 116 Atlanta Falcons
Jack Porter Center 8 187 New York Jets
Joe Killingsworth Wide Receiver 17 420 Boston Patriots

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