2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2014 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
2014 record 8–5 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (16th year)
Co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel (4th full as OC, 10th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell (4th full as OC, 7th overall year)
Offensive scheme Multiple no-huddle
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (3rd year of second stint, 8th overall year)
Base defense 3–4
Captain Michael Hunnicutt
Trevor Knight
Chuka Ndulue
Eric Striker
Daryl Williams
Julian Wilson
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 82,112)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Baylor +   8 1         11 2  
#3 TCU +   8 1         12 1  
#18 Kansas State   7 2         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 4         8 5  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Texas   5 4         6 7  
Oklahoma State   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Iowa State   0 9         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 120th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 16th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began on September 20 with a win against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, West Virginia and ended with an upset loss in the annual Bedlam Series on December 6 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Norman. After finishing the regular season with a record of 8–4 (5–4 in Big 12 play), finishing in a three way tie for fourth place in the conference, the Sooners were invited to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Clemson Tigers,[1] where they were defeated by a score of 40–6.

Following the season, Jordan Phillips was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, along with Geneo Grissom in the third, Daryl Williams and Blake Bell in the fourth, and Tyrus Thompson and Aaron Ripkowski in the sixth.

Preseason[edit]

Recruits[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 p.m.[13] Louisiana Tech* No. 4 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN PPV W 48–16   85,063[14]
September 6 11:00 a.m. at Tulsa* No. 4 Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK ABC/ESPN2 W 52–7   29,357[15]
September 13 7:00 p.m.[13] Tennessee* No. 4 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 34–10   85,622[16]
September 20 6:30 p.m. at West Virginia No. 4 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FOX W 45–33   61,908[17]
October 4 2:30 p.m. at No. 25 TCU No. 4 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FOX L 33–37   47,394[18]
October 11 11:00 a.m. vs. Texas No. 11 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Showdown) ABC W 31–26   92,100[19]
October 18 11:00 a.m. No. 14 Kansas Statedagger No. 11 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ESPN L 30–31   85,019[20]
November 1 11:00 a.m. at Iowa State No. 19 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FS1 W 59–14   50,784[21]
November 8 11:00 a.m. No. 10 Baylor No. 16 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FS1 L 14–48   85,048[22]
November 15 2:30 p.m. at Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX ESPN W 42–30   59,014[23]
November 22 11:00 a.m. Kansas No. 23 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FS1 W 44–7   84,908[24]
December 6 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma State No. 18 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) FS1 L 35–38 OT  85,312[25]
December 29 4:30 p.m. vs. No. 18 Clemson* Orlando Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Russell Athletic Bowl) ESPN L 6–40   40,071[26]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time[27].

Roster[edit]

2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Young, K. J.K. J. Young Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 3 Shepard, SterlingSterling Shepard Jr
QB 4 Hamlet, TerranceTerrance Hamlet Fr
WR 5 Neal, DurronDurron Neal Jr
QB 6 Mayfield, BakerBaker Mayfield So
WR 7 Cavil, DannonDannon Cavil Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 8 Bennett, AustinAustin Bennett So
QB 9 Knight, TrevorTrevor Knight (C) Redshirt.svg So
TE 10 Bell, BlakeBlake Bell Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 11 Green-Beckham, DorialDorial Green-Beckham Jr
WR 12 Woods, DerrickDerrick Woods Redshirt.svg So
QB 14 Thomas, CodyCody Thomas Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 15 Mead, JefferyJeffery Mead Fr
WR 16 Quick, MichiahMichiah Quick Fr
WR 17 Smallwood, JordanJordan Smallwood Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 19 Todd, DallisDallis Todd Fr
RB 20 Mixon, JoeJoe Mixon Fr
RB 21 Ford, KeithKeith Ford So
RB 25 Smith, DavidDavid Smith Redshirt.svg So
RB 28 Ross, AlexAlex Ross Redshirt.svg So
RB 32 Perine, SamajeSamaje Perine Fr
FB 32 Uhles, JaxonJaxon Uhles So
RB 34 Brooks, DanielDaniel Brooks Redshirt.svg So
RB 35 McIntee, EzelEzel McIntee Fr
FB 36 Flowers, DimitriDimitri Flowers Fr
FB 41 Fa'aola, JustinJustin Fa'aola Jr
TE 45 Meier, CarsonCarson Meier Fr
FB 47 Palange, JoeJoe Palange Redshirt.svg So
FB 48 Ripkowski, AaronAaron Ripkowski Sr
OL 52 Hughes, John-PhilipJohn-Philip Hughes Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 53 Feo, TonyTony Feo Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 54 Kasitati, NilaNila Kasitati Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 55 St. John, JosiahJosiah St. John Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 56 Darlington, TyTy Darlington Jr
OL 63 Dalton, AlexAlex Dalton Fr
OL 64 Hartsook, DylanDylan Hartsook Redshirt.svg So
OL 65 Hardaway, NickNick Hardaway So
OL 66 Nolan, RileyRiley Nolan Redshirt.svg So
OL 68 Alvarez, JonathanJonathan Alvarez Fr
OL 69 Paul, JosephJoseph Paul Fr
OL 70 Daimler, ChristianChristian Daimler Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 71 Thompson, TyrusTyrus Thompson Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 72 Farniok, DerekDerek Farniok Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 73 Frison, KenyonKenyon Frison Fr
OL 74 Shead, AdamAdam Shead Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 75 Evans, TylerTyler Evans Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 76 Grant, SamSam Grant Redshirt.svg So
OL 77 Savage, DionteDionte Savage Sr
OL 78 Brown, OrlandoOrlando Brown Fr
OL 79 Williams, DarylDaryl Williams (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 80 Ijalana, IsaacIsaac Ijalana So
WR 81 Andrews, MarkMark Andrews Fr
WR 83 Basquine, NickNick Basquine Fr
WR 84 Bothun, GrantGrant Bothun Jr
WR 87 Augello, RyanRyan Augello Fr
WR 88 Chancellor, CodyCody Chancellor So
TE 88 McNamara, TaylorTaylor McNamara Redshirt.svg So
TE 89 Knight, ConnorConnor Knight Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Alexander, DominiqueDominique Alexander So
DB 2 Wilson, JulianJulian Wilson (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 3 Windham, TitoTito Windham Fr
DB 4 Byrd, HatariHatari Byrd So
DB 6 Taylor, StanvonStanvon Taylor So
LB 9 Evans, TayTay Evans Fr
DB 10 Hayes, QuentinQuentin Hayes Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 11 Parker, StevenSteven Parker Fr
DB 13 Thomas, AhmadAhmad Thomas So
DB 14 Green, MarcusMarcus Green Fr
DB 15 Sanchez, ZackZack Sanchez Redshirt.svg So
LB 18 Bolton, CurtisCurtis Bolton Fr
LB 19 Striker, EricEric Striker (C) Jr
LB 20 Shannon, FrankFrank Shannon Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 22 Johnson, CortezCortez Johnson Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 23 Bond, DevanteDevante Bond Jr
DB 23 McQuinnie, VontreVontre McQuinnie Fr
DB 24 Young, BrandonBrandon Young Sr
LB 25 Franklin, AaronAaron Franklin Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 26 Evans, JordanJordan Evans So
DB 27 Austin, DakotaDakota Austin So
DB 29 Briggs, DylanDylan Briggs Fr
DE 29 Favors, RashodRashod Favors Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 30 Thomas, JordanJordan Thomas Fr
DB 30 LaGrone, ThaddeusThaddeus LaGrone So
LB 31 Taylor, LondellLondell Taylor Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 32 Bennett, JoshuaJoshua Bennett Fr
DB 36 Sander, CadenCaden Sander Fr
DB 37 Kitchens, BrandonBrandon Kitchens Redshirt.svg So
DB 38 Bissoon, NajeeNajee Bissoon Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 39 Owens, DariusDarius Owens So
LB 40 Lindley, P. L.P. L. Lindley Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 41 Walker, BrianBrian Walker Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 42 Hunter, RubenRuben Hunter So
LB 43 Cotton, CameronCameron Cotton Fr
LB 45 Gastelum, CalebCaleb Gastelum Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 49 Driskill, DavidDavid Driskill Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 50 Garnett, CourtneyCourtney Garnett Fr
LB 51 Parker, CadeCade Parker Fr
DT 58 Frazier, ChaseChase Frazier Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 59 Snowden, KaneKane Snowden Redshirt.svg So
DT 80 Phillips, JordanJordan Phillips Redshirt.svg So
LB 82 Okoronkwo, OgbonniaOgbonnia Okoronkwo Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 84 Onuoha, MikeMike Onuoha Redshirt.svg So
DE 85 Grissom, GeneoGeneo Grissom Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 87 Ward, D. J.D. J. Ward Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 90 Dimon, MattMatt Dimon So
DE 91 Tapper, CharlesCharles Tapper Jr
DT 92 Romar, MatthewMatthew Romar Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 93 Wade, JordanJordan Wade Redshirt.svg So
DT 94 Peterson, TorreaTorrea Peterson Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 95 Russell, QuincyQuincy Russell Sr
DE 96 Tate, MitchMitch Tate Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 97 Walker, CharlesCharles Walker Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 98 Ndulue, ChukaChuka Ndulue (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 99 Orso, DwayneDwayne Orso Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Hunnicutt, MichaelMichael Hunnicutt (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
P 38 Steed, JackJack Steed Redshirt.svg So
K 39 Hodgson, NickNick Hodgson Sr
LS 42 Horky, WesleyWesley Horky Fr
P 44 Barnett, JedJed Barnett Sr
K 46 Braught, JackJack Braught So
K 47 Hosek, EricEric Hosek Redshirt.svg Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Josh HeupelCo-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
  • Jay NorvellCo-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers
  • Cale GundyRunning Backs / Director of Recruiting
  • Bill Bedenbaugh – Offensive Line
  • Jay BoulwareTight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator
  • Mike StoopsAssociate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Safeties
  • Tim KishAssistant Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
  • Bobby Jack WrightAssistant Head Coach / Cornerbacks
  • Jerry Montgomery - Defensive Line
  • Jerry SchmidtDirector of Sports Enhancement
  • Matt McMillen – Assistant A.D. Football Operations
  • Merv JohnsonDirector of Football Operations
  • Austin Woods – Offensive Quality Control
  • C. J. Ah You - Special Teams Quality Control
  • Chad Walker - Defensive Quality Control
  • Ryan Allgood - Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Joey Halzle – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Corey Callens - Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Courtney Viney - Defensive Graduate Assistant

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 1, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

[28]

Game summaries[edit]

Louisiana Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at #4 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[29]
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 3 0 13 16
#4 Oklahoma 21 10 10 7 48

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 93 °F (34 °C) • Wind: ENE 5 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 85,063
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Bobby Benard • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FSN (PPV)): Ron Thulin (Play-by-play),[30] Dave Lapham (Color)[30] & Chad McKee (Sideline)[30]
Game information

Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–7–1 2013 W 51–20
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Tulsa Golden Hurricane – Game summary[31]
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oklahoma 21 10 14 7 52
Tulsa 0 0 7 0 7

at Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 65 °F (18 °C) • Wind: N 9 • Weather: Light Rain
  • Game attendance: 29,357
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Greg Reid • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Sean McDonough (Play-by-play),[32] Chris Spielman (Color)[32] & Todd McShay (Sideline)[32]
Game information

Tennessee[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1967 W 26–24
Tennessee Volunteers at #4 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[33]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 7 3 0 10
#4 Oklahoma 13 7 7 7 34

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Stadium • Norman, OK

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 7:14 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Wind: ESE 7 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,622
  • Referee: Referee: Matt Moore • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Gary Jayroe • Line judge: David Oliver • Back judge: Grantis Bell • Field judge: Phillip Davenpo • Side judge: Chris Conley
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-play),[34] Kirk Herbstreit (Color)[34] & Heather Cox (Sideline)[34]
Game information

West Virginia[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2013 W 16–7
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers – Game summary[35]
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oklahoma 3 21 14 7 45
West Virginia 7 17 3 6 33

at Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 7:35 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SSW 7 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 61,908
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Bobby Benard • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-play),[36] Charles Davis (Color)[36] & Molly McGrath (Sideline)[36]
Game information

TCU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2013 W 20–17
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at #25 TCU Horned Frogs – Game summary[37]
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oklahoma 14 10 7 2 33
#25 TCU 14 10 7 6 37

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: October 4, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SE 7 • Weather: Sunny and Clear
  • Game attendance: 47,394
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Terry White • Field judge: Nick Lave • Side judge: Shane Standley
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-play),[38] Charles Davis (Color)[38] & Molly McGrath (Sideline)[38]
Game information

Texas (Red River Showdown)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
43–60–5 2013 L 20–36
Texas Longhorns vs. #11 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[39]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 3 10 0 13 26
#11 Oklahoma 7 10 7 7 31

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 58 °F (14 °C) • Wind: NW 11 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 92,100
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Doug Moore • Line judge: Kevin Vicknair • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Anthony Fleming
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (Play-by-play),[40] Chris Spielman (Color)[40] & Todd McShay (Sideline)[40]
Game information

Kansas State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–18–4 2013 W 41–31
#14 Kansas State Wildcats at #11 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[41]
1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Kansas State 7 14 10 0 31
#11 Oklahoma 7 10 7 6 30

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 62 °F (17 °C) • Wind: NE 12 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,019
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Mark Steward • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (Play-by-play),[42] Brian Griese (Color)[42] & Tom Luginbill (Sideline)[42]
Game information

Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
71–5–2 2013 W 48–10
#19 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[43]
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Oklahoma 21 14 17 7 59
Iowa State 0 7 7 0 14

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: November 1, 2014
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 34 °F (1 °C) • Wind: SSE 5 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 50,784
  • Referee: Referee: Randy Christal • Umpire: Jim Adams • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Kelly Deterding • Back judge: Terry Jones • Field judge: Joe Blubaugh • Side judge: Freeman Johns
  • TV announcers (FS1): Craig Bolerjack (Play-by-play) & Ryan Nece (Color)
Game information

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–2 2013 L 12–41
#10 Baylor Bears at #16 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[44]
1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Baylor 3 21 14 10 48
#16 Oklahoma 14 0 0 0 14

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game time: 11:06 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57 °F (14 °C) • Wind: N 22 • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 85,048
  • Referee: Referee: Greg Burks • Umpire: Scott Campbell • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Randy Smith • Side judge: Gene Semko
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[45] Joey Harrington (Color)[45] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[45]
Game information

Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2013 W 38–30
Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary[46]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 7 14 21 42
Texas Tech 7 7 7 9 30

at Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX

  • Date: November 15, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 71 °F (22 °C) • Wind: W 19 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 59,014
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Freeman Johns • Scorer: Mike Aaronian
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (Play-by-play),[47] Matt Millen (Color)[47] & Quint Kessenich (Sideline)[47]
Game information

Kansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
71–27–6 2013 W 34–19
Kansas Jayhawks at #23 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[48]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 7 0 7
#23 Oklahoma 10 14 17 3 44

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: 12:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 54 °F (12 °C) • Wind: SSE 22 • Weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 84,908
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Ed Vinzant • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FS1): Craig Bolerjack (Play-by-play)[49] & Ryan Nece (Color)[49]
Game information

Kickoff was delayed from the original start time of 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM due to lightning and thunderstorms in the vicinity of the University of Oklahoma.[50] Oklahoma true freshman running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA single-game rushing record in this game, recording 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries. Perine broke Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon’s record — which only stood for seven days — on a 42-yard run early in the fourth quarter. The yardage also allowed him to become OU's single-game leading rusher, breaking the mark previously owned by Greg Pruitt (294 yards vs. Kansas State, October 23, 1971). It was the third game of the season in which Perine rushed for more than 200 yards.[51]

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
84–17–7 2013 W 33–24
Oklahoma State Cowboys at #18 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[52]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Oklahoma State 7 7 0 21 3 38
#18 Oklahoma 7 21 0 7 0 35

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK

  • Date: December 6, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 °F (6 °C) • Wind: N 12 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,312
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Cal McNeil • Line judge: Mark Stewart • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Freeman Johns
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[53] Joey Harrington (Color)[53] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[53]
Game information

Clemson (Russell Athletic Bowl)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1989 Florida Citrus Bowl L 6–13
Oklahoma Sooners vs. #18 Clemson Tigers – Game summary[54]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 0 0 6 6
#18 Clemson 17 10 13 0 40

at Orlando Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL

  • Date: December 27, 2014
  • Game time: 4:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C) • Wind: W 8 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 40,071
  • Referee: Referee: Matt Moore • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Gus Morris • Line judge: Michael Shirey • Back judge: Grantis Bell • Field judge: Greg Thomas • Side judge: Rob Skelton
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Patrick (Play-by-play),[55] Ed Cunningham (Color)[55] & Jeannine Edwards (Sideline)[55]
Game information

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (4) 4 (7) 11 11 17 19 16 RV 23 20 18 RV RV 
Coaches 3 (3) 3 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 3 (12) 3 (14) 9 11 18 20 16 24 22 18 16 24 RV 
CFP Not released 18 15 NR 21 20 20 NR Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

OU Opp
Points per Game 36.4 25.9
First Downs 293 264
  Rushing 161 86
  Passing 118 155
  Penalty 14 23
Rushing Yardage 3,395 1,383
  Rushing Attempts 557 458
  Avg per Rush 6.1 3
  Avg per Game 261.2 106.4
Passing Yardage 2,646 3,591
  Avg per Game 203.5 276.2
  Completions-Attempts 210-386 (54.4%) 287-510 (56.3%)
Total Offense 6,041 4,974
  Total Plays 943 968
  Avg per Play 6.4 5.1
  Avg per Game 464.7 382.6
Fumbles-Lost 12-7 19-7
OU Opp
Punts-Yards 66-2,763 (41.9 avg) 89-3,489 (39.2 avg)
Punt Returns-Total Yards 15-87 (5.8 avg) 17-181 (10.6 avg)
Kick Returns-Total Yards 37-840 (22.7 avg) 26-554 (21.3 avg)
Onside Kicks 0-1 (0%) 0-0
Avg Time of Possession per Game 30:20 29:40
Penalties-Yards 70-648 77-614
  Avg per Game 49.8 47.2
3rd Down Conversions 72/178 (40.4%) 82/214 (38.3%)
4th Down Conversions 9/15 (60%) 9/17 (52.9%)
Sacks By-Yards 32-204 9-58
Total TDs 62 43
  Rushing 40 15
  Passing 17 23
Fields Goals-Attempts 13-18 (72.2%) 14-18 (77.8%)
PAT-Attempts 60-62 (96.8%) 37-40 (92.5%)
Total Attendance 510,972 248,457
  Games-Avg per Game 6-85,162 5-49,691
  • Most points given up in Stoops era
  • Least sacks allowed since 2004
  • Smallest average margin of victory (10.5), least passing touchdowns and lowest passing completion percentage since 2005
  • Least rushing yards per game given up since 2006
  • Least passing completions and third down conversions since 2006
  • Highest passing completion percentage allowed since 2007
  • Least field goals made and attempted since 2008
  • Most rushing touchdowns since 2008
  • Most first downs, total touchdowns and passing completions given up since 2008
  • Least rushing first downs, rushing yards and yards per rush given up since 2009
  • Highest fourth down conversion rate allowed since 2009
  • Lowest field goal conversion rate since 2009

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Opponents 65 113 78 78 3 337
Oklahoma 138 134 114 87 0 473
  • Most second quarter points allowed since 2008
  • Least second quarter points scored since 2009

Postseason[edit]

Coaching Changes[edit]

  • On January 4, 2015, co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jay Norvell was fired.[56]
  • On January 6, 2015, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel was fired.[57]
  • On January 12, 2015, assistant head coach and cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright announced his retirement from coaching.[58]
  • On January 12, 2015, East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was hired as Oklahoma offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[59]
  • On February 4, 2015, Washington State wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons was hired as Oklahoma outside receivers coach.[60]
  • On February 9, 2015, Notre Dame defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks was hired as Oklahoma defensive backs coach.[60]
  • On February 10, 2015, defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left Oklahoma to become a defensive front assistant for the Green Bay Packers.[61]
  • On February 19, 2015, Stanford defensive assistant Diron Reynolds was hired as defensive line coach.[62]

2015 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2015 NFL Draft was held at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 30 through May 2, 2015. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Jordan Phillips NT 2nd 52 Miami Dolphins
Geneo Grissom DE 3rd 97 New England Patriots
Daryl Williams OT 4th 102 Carolina Panthers
Blake Bell TE 4th 117 San Francisco 49ers
Tyrus Thompson OT 6th 185 Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Ripkowski FB 6th 206 Green Bay Packers
Julian Wilson CB Undrafted Baltimore Ravens
Chuka Ndulue NT Undrafted Denver Broncos
Dionte Savage G Undrafted Miami Dolphins

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