2018 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2018 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 Championship, W 39–27 vs. Texas
Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal), L 34–45 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
2018 record12–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coachLincoln Riley (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorCale Gundy (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBill Bedenbaugh (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple no-huddle
Defensive coordinatorRuffin McNeill (interim) (1st season)
Base defense4–2–5
CaptainRodney Anderson
Kenneth Mann
Kenneth Murray
Ben Powers
Austin Seibert
Home stadiumGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 86,112)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 Texas y   7 2         10 4  
Iowa State   6 3         8 5  
No. 20 West Virginia   6 3         8 4  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Baylor   4 5         7 6  
Kansas State   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Oklahoma State   3 6         7 6  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 39, Texas 27
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 15, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Oklahoma Sooners football team represents the University of Oklahoma in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 124th season for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team is led by Lincoln Riley, who is in his second year as head coach. They play their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They are a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a 37–27 win against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa and ended with a 59–56 win against West Virginia in Morgantown, West Virginia. Oklahoma finished conference play with the best record in the conference with an 8–1 record. They went on to play Texas in the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game which they won 39–27 to win their thirteenth, and fourth consecutive, Big 12 championship.

In the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season, Oklahoma was ranked fourth, earning them a spot in the 2018 Orange Bowl, in a national semi-final game against first-seeded Alabama. This was Oklahoma's second consecutive and third overall CFP bid. The Sooners lost to the Crimson Tide, 34–45, marking the sixth consecutive loss for the school in CFP semi-finals or BCS national championship games.

Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray, following in the wake of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, earned several national honors himself, including winning the school's second consecutive and seventh overall Heisman Trophy. This was the first time that quarterbacks from the same school won the award in back to back seasons.

Previous season[edit]

The Sooners finished the season 12–2, 8–1 in Big 12 play. Finishing with the best record in conference play the Sooners clinched a berth in the conference championship game where they defeated TCU 41–17 to win their 11th Big 12 Championship. Oklahoma was selected as the second seed to play in the 2017 College Football playoff against third seed Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 Rose Bowl, which ended up being a 48–54 loss in double overtime.

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

The Sooners signed a total of 22 recruits.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[1] Caleb Kelly LB JR
Rimington Trophy[2] Jonathan Alvarez C SR
Maxwell Award[3] Rodney Anderson RB JR
Kyler Murray QB JR
Doak Walker Award[4] Rodney Anderson RB JR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[5] Marquise Brown WR JR
CeeDee Lamb WR SO
John Mackey Award[6] Grant Calcaterra TE SO
Butkus Award[7] Caleb Kelly LB JR
Outland Trophy[8] Bobby Evans OL JR
Ben Powers OL SR
Dru Samia OL SR
Lou Groza Award[9] Austin Seibert K/P SR
Ray Guy Award[10] Austin Seibert K/P SR
Wuerffel Trophy[11] Caleb Kelly LB JR
Walter Camp Award[12] Rodney Anderson RB JR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[13] Rodney Anderson RB JR
CeeDee Lamb WR SO

Big 12 media poll[edit]

The Big 12 media poll was released on July 12, 2018 with the Sooners predicted to win the Big 12.[14]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 509 (46)
2 West Virginia 432 (2)
3 TCU 390 (1)
4 Texas 370 (1)
5 Oklahoma State 300
6 Kansas State 283 (2)
7 Iowa State 250
8 Texas Tech 149
9 Baylor 125
10 Kansas 52

Schedule[edit]

Oklahoma announced its 2018 football schedule on October 26, 2017. The 2018 schedule consists of 7 home games, 4 away games and 1 neutral-site game in the regular season. The Sooners will host three non-conference games against FAU, UCLA and Army. Oklahoma will host Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and travel to Iowa State, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia in regular conference play. Oklahoma will play Texas in Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on October 6 in the Red River Showdown, the 113th game played in the series.[15]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 111:00 a.m.Florida Atlantic*No. 7FOXW 63–1486,402
September 812:00 p.m.UCLA*No. 6
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXW 49–2186,402
September 1511:00 a.m.at Iowa StateNo. 5ABCW 37–2758,479
September 226:00 p.m.Army*No. 5
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSN PPVW 28–21 OT87,177
September 292:30 p.m.BaylorNo. 6
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 66–3386,642
October 611:00 a.m.vs. No. 19 TexasNo. 7FOXL 45–4892,300
October 2011:00 a.m.at TCUNo. 9ABCW 52–2745,055
October 272:30 p.m.Kansas StatedaggerNo. 8
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXW 51–1486,436
November 37:00 p.m.at Texas TechNo. 7ABCW 51–4660,454
November 102:30 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 6
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series)
ABCW 48–4787,635
November 176:30 p.m.KansasNo. 6
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXW 55–4086,371
November 237:00 p.m.at No. 12 West VirginiaNo. 6ESPNW 59–5660,713
December 111:00 a.m.vs. No. 9 TexasNo. 5ABCW 39–2783,114
December 297:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 Alabama*No. 4ESPNL 34–4566,203
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2018 Oklahoma Sooners Football

Quarterback

  •  1 Kyler MurrayRedshirt Junior (5'10, 195)
  •  3 Connor McGinnis – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 202)
  •  9 Tanner Schafer – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 193)
  • 10 Austin KendallRedshirt Sophomore (6'1, 210)
  • 14 Reece Clark – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 199)
  • 15 Tanner Mordecai – Freshman (6'2, 206)

Running backs

  •  4 Trey Sermon – Sophomore (6'0, 224)
  • 21 Marcelias Sutton – Senior (5'9, 192)
  • 22 TJ Pledger – Freshman (5'9, 200)
  • 24 Rodney AndersonRedshirt Junior (6'0, 211)
  • 26 Kennedy BrooksRedshirt Freshman (5'11, 205)
  • 27 Jeremiah Hall – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 252) (FB+)
  • 29 Joe Castiglione Jr. – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 184) (FB+)
  • 36 Isaiah Harris – Freshman (5'9, 199)
  • 39 Michael Anderson – Freshman (5'8, 170)
  • 41 Coby Tillman – Freshman (5'11, 233) (FB+)
  • 45 Carson Meier – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 254) (FB+)

Wide receiver

  •  2 CeeDee LambSophomore (6'2, 189)
  •  3 Mykel Jones – Junior (5'11, 188)
  •  5 Marquise BrownJunior (5'10, 168)
  • 12 A.D. Miller – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 189)
  • 14 Charleston Rambo – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 175)
  • 17 Jaquayln Crawford – Freshman (5'10, 176)
  • 25 Drake Stoops – Freshman (5'9, 169)
  • 28 Reggie Turner – Redshirt Senior (5'8, 155)
  • 37 Spencer Jones – Junior (6'1, 193)
  • 38 Devin Staton – Freshman (6'2, 195)
  • 82 Andrew Magee – Freshman (6'3, 197)
  • 83 Nick Basquine – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 192)
  • 84 Lee Morris – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 207)
  • 85 Sam Iheke – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 201)
  • 86 Karsten Mathis – Freshman (6'4, 195)
  • 87 Myles Tease – Redshirt Senior (5'9, 171)
  • 88 Chase Nevel – Senior (6'0, 184)
  • 89 Jaylon Robinson – Freshman (5'9, 163)

Tight ends

  • 49 Dane Saltarelli – Freshman (6'3, 231)
  • 80 Grant Calcaterra – Sophomore (6'4, 221)
  • 81 Brayden Willis – Freshman (6'3, 221)

Long snappers

  • 51 Kasey Kelleher – Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 224)
  • 53 Jax Wilson - Freshman (6'4, 231)
  • 57 Zach Edwards – Freshman (5'10, 185)
 

Offensive lineman

  • 52 Tyrese Robinson – OL – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 332)
  • 54 Marquis Hayes – OG – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 351)
  • 56 Creed Humphrey – C – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 325)
  • 59 Adrian Ealy – OT – Redshirt Freshman (6'6, 328)
  • 61 Ian McIver – OL – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 324)
  • 62 David Swaby – OT – Sophomore (6'9, 320)
  • 63 Alex Dalton – C – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 290)
  • 66 Logan Roberson – OL – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 341)
  • 69 Clayton Woods – C – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 287)
  • 70 Brey Walker – OT – Freshman (6'6, 338)
  • 71 Bobby Evans – OL – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 299)
  • 72 Ben Powers – OL – Senior (6'4, 320)
  • 73 Quinn Mittermeier – OL – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 265)
  • 74 Cody Ford – OL – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 317)
  • 75 Dru Samia – OT – Senior (6'4, 274)
  • 76 Dalton Bishop – C – Sophomore (6'5, 289)
  • 77 Erik Swenson – OT – Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 311)
  • 79 Darrell Simpson – OT – Freshman (6'5, 301)

Defensive lineman

  •  7 Ronnie Perkins – DE – Freshman (6'3, 234)
  • 31 Jalen Redmond – DE – Sophomore (6'2, 253) (LB+)
  • 41 K'Jakyre Daley – DE – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 254) (LB+)
  • 42 Mark Jackson Jr. – DE – Junior (6'3, 265) (LB+)
  • 50 Arthur McGinnis – DT – Redshirt Junior (6'1, 265)
  • 55 Kenneth Mann – DE – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 255)
  • 72 Amani Bledsoe – DE – Junior (6'5, 270)
  • 88 Jordan Kelley – DT – Freshman (6'3, 297)
  • 90 Neville Gallimore – DL – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 320)
  • 91 Dillion Faamatau – DT – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 219)
  • 92 Michael Thompson – DT – Freshman (6'5, 336)
  • 93 Tyreece Lott – DE – Sophomore (6'2, 301)
  • 94 Troy James – DT – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 304)
  • 95 Isaiah Thomas – DE – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 254)
  • 96 Caden Blanchard – DT – Freshman (6'2, 299)
  • 97 Marquise Overton – DT – Senior (6'1, 315)
  • 98 Zacchaeus McKinney – DT – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 306)
  • 99 Ron Tatum – DL – Freshman (6'5, 270)
 

Linebacker

  •  9 Kenneth MurraySophomore (6'2, 238)
  • 18 Curtis Bolton – Redshirt Senior (6'0, 232)
  • 19 Caleb KellyJunior (6'3, 221)
  • 23 DaShaun White – Freshman (6'0, 221)
  • 24 Brian Asamoah II – Freshman (6'1, 219)
  • 30 Levi Draper – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 226)
  • 33 Ryan Jones – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 236)
  • 35 Nik Bonitto – Freshman (6'3, 225)
  • 36 Josh Schenck – Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 209)
  • 38 Bryan Mead – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 230)
  • 40 Jon-Michael Terry – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 241)
  • 48 Deuce Nisbet – Freshman (6'1, 214)
  • 49 Travis DeGrate – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 232)

Defensive backs

  •  1 Jordan Parker – S – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  •  6 Tre Brown – CB – Sophomore (5'10, 182)
  •  8 Kahlil Haughton – S – Senior (6'1, 197)
  • 10 Patrick Fields – S – Freshman (5'11, 193)
  • 11 Parnell Motley – CB – Junior (6'0, 177)
  • 12 Starrland Baldwin – CB – Freshman (5'11, 161)
  • 13 Tre Norwood – CB – Sophomore (6'0, 179)
  • 16 Miguel Edwards – CB – Freshman (5'11, 173)
  • 20 Robert Barnes – S – Sophomore (6'2, 207)
  • 25 Justin Broiles – DB – Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 181)
  • 26 Caleb Murphy – DB – Freshman (5'11, 207)
  • 28 Chanse Sylvie – S – Junior (5'11, 187)
  • 29 Prentice McKinney – S – Senior (6'1, 187)
  • 32 Delarrin Turner-Yell – S – Freshman (5'10, 175)
  • 34 Tanner Baum – CB – Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 196)
  • 35 Robert Charlton II – DB – Redshirt Junior (5'10, 181)
  • 44 Brendan Radley-Hiles – DB – Freshman (5'9, 186)

Placekickers

  • 30 Calum Sutherland – Redshirt Freshman (5'9, 191)
  • 43 Austin SeibertSenior (5'10, 214) (+P)
  • 47 Gabe Brkic – Freshman (6'2, 189) (+P)
  • 48 Stephen Johnson – Freshman (6'1, 185)

Punter

  • 46 Reeves Mundschau – Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 179)

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Alma mater Joined Staff
Lincoln Riley Head Coach / Quarterbacks Texas Tech (2006) 2015/2017
Ruffin McNeill Assistant Head Coach / Interim Defensive Coordinator East Carolina (1980) 2017
Shane Beamer Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends and H-Backs Virginia Tech (1999) 2018
Cale Gundy Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Inside Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator Oklahoma (1994) 1999
Bill Bedenbaugh Co-Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Iowa Wesleyan (1995) 2013
Kerry Cooks Assistant Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Iowa (1997) 2015
Jay Boulware Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs Texas (1996) 2013
Tim Kish Inside Linebackers Otterbein (1976) 2012
Bob Diaco Outside Linebackers Iowa (1995) 2018
Dennis Simmons Outside Receivers BYU (1997) 2015
Calvin Thibodeaux Defensive Line Oklahoma (2006) 2016
Bennie Wylie Director of Sports Performance Sam Houston State (1999) 2018
Clarke Stroud Director of Football Operations Oklahoma (1990) 2018

Depth chart[edit]

[16]

Game summaries[edit]

Florida Atlantic[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Florida Atlantic Owls vs No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Florida Atlantic 0 0 7714
No. 7 Oklahoma 28 14 14763

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma

  • Date: September 1, 2018
  • Game time: 11:05 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86 • Wind: S 7(MPH) • Weather:Hot and Sunny
  • Game attendance: 86,402
  • Referee: Cooper Castleberry
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (7:40) OKLA – Anderson 30 yard TD rush, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 7–0; 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:08
  • (6:42) OKLA – Bolton recovered blocked punt in end zone for TD, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 14–0
  • (4:49) OKLA – Morris 65 yard TD pass from Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 21–0; 1 play, 65 yards, 0:16
  • (0:04) OKLA – Sermon 17 yard TD rush, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 28–0; 6 plays, 63 yards, 2:14
Second Quarter
  • (13:07) OKLA – Anderson 65 yard TD rush, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 35–0; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (4:17) OKLA – Brown 65 yard pass from Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 42–0; 6 plays, 90 yards, 1:32
Third Quarter
  • (12:16) OKLA – Marcelias Sutton 22 Yd Run, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 49–0; 6 plays, 69 yards, 2:44
  • (4:56) OKLA – A.D. Miller 6 Yd pass from Austin Kendall, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 56–0; 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:26
  • (0:55) FAU – Devin Singletary 5 Yd Run, Vladimir Rivas kick
    Oklahoma 56–7; 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:01
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:42) OKLA – Kennedy Brooks 41 Yd Run, Gabe Brkic kick
    Oklahoma 63–7; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (4:13) FAU – Kerrith Whyte Jr. 7 Yd Run, Rivas kick
    Oklahoma 63–14; 15 plays, 75 yards, 7:29

UCLA[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2005 L, 24–41
UCLA Bruins vs No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
UCLA 7 0 01421
No. 6 Oklahoma 14 7 141449

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Game time: 12:05 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 70 • Wind:N10 (MPH) • Weather:Overcast
  • Game attendance: 86,402
  • Referee: Mike Mothershed
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:59) UCLA – Bolu Olorunfunmi 3 Yd Run, JJ Molson Kick
    UCLA 7–0; 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:08
  • (7:20) OKLA – Rodney Anderson 3 Yd Run, Austin Seibert Kick
    Oklahoma 7–7;
  • (3:17) OKLA – Marquise Brown 58 Yd pass from Kyler Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 14–7; 1 play, 65 yards, 0:16
Second Quarter
  • (14:55) OKLA – Murray 10 Yd Run, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 21–7; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
Third Quarter
  • (7:34) OKLA – Marcelias Sutton 11 Yd Run, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 28–7; 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:26
  • (5:19) OKLA – A.D. Miller 10 Yd pass from Kyler Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 35–7; 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:01
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:27) OKLA – CeeDee Lamb 35 Yd pass from Kyler Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 42–7; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (11:11) UCLA – Olorunfunmi 2 Yd Run, Molson kick
    Oklahoma 42–14; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (7:40) OKLA – Murray 2 Yd Run, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 49–14; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (3:44) UCLA – Michael Ezeike 9 Yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Molson kick
    Oklahoma 49–21; 15 plays, 75 yards, 7:29

at Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–6–2 2017 L, 31–38
No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 5 Oklahoma 10 14 10337
Iowa State 0 10 14327

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa

  • Date: September 15, 2018
  • Game time: 11:06 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature:83 • Wind:ESE 2 (MPH) • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 58,479
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Pasch (Play-by-Play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:22) OKLA – Austin Seibert 21 Yd Field Goal
    Oklahoma 3–0;
  • (3:43) OKLA – Marquise Brown 75 Yd pass from Kyler Murray, Austin Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 10–0; 1 play, 65 yards, 0:16
Second Quarter
  • (13:38) ISU – Connor Assalley 34 Yd Field Goal
    Oklahoma 10–3; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (13:15) ISU – Hakeem Butler 51 Yd pass from Zeb Noland, Connor Assalley Kick
    Tied 10–10; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (11:11) OKLA – CeeDee Lamb 5 Yd pass from Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 17–10; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (0:05) OKLA – Myles Tease 7 Yd pass from Murray, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 24–10; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
Third Quarter
  • (11:48) ISU – Butler 57 Yd pass from Noland, Assalley kick
    Oklahoma 24–17; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (9:20) OKLA – Trey Sermon 22 Yd Run, Seibert kick
    Oklahoma 31–17; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (6:40) ISU – David Montgomery 1 Yd Run, Assalley kick
    Oklahoma 31–24; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (3:20) OKLA – Austin Seibert 31 Yd Field Goal
    Oklahoma 34–24; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22'
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:43) ISU – Connor Assalley 21 Yd Field Goal
    Oklahoma 34–27; 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:22
  • (2:51) OKLA – Austin Seibert 42 Yd Field Goal
    Oklahoma 37–27; 15 plays, 75 yards, 7:29

Army[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1961 W, 14–8
Army Black Knights vs No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Army 7 7 70021
No. 5 Oklahoma 14 7 00728

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

Game information

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–3 2017 W, 49–41
Baylor Bears vs No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Baylor 6 3 141033
No. 6 Oklahoma 14 14 211766

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: September 29, 2018
  • Game time: 2:36 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature:71 • Wind:SSW 10 (MPH) • Weather: Overcast
  • Game attendance: 86,642
  • Referee: Scott Campbell
  • TV announcers (ABC): Mark Jones (Play-by-Play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)

vs Texas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
46–61–5 2017 W, 29–24
No. 19 Texas Longhorns vs No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 19 Texas 10 14 21348
No. 7 Oklahoma 7 10 72145

at Cotton Bowl StadiumDallas, Texas

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: 11:05 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 • Wind:SSE 10(MPH) • Weather: Overcast and Humid
  • Game attendance: 92,300
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)

at TCU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–5 2017 W, 41–17
Oklahoma Sooners at TCU Horned Frogs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 9 Oklahoma 14 14 101452
TCU 7 17 3027

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas

  • Date: October 20, 2018
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 • Wind: N 11 (MPH) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 45,055
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen (Play-by-Play), Brock Huard (analyst), Allison Williams (sideline)

Kansas State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
75–19–4 2017 W, 42–35
Kansas State Wildcats vs No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Kansas State 0 7 0714
No. 8 Oklahoma 17 17 14351

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: October 27, 2018
  • Game time: 2:35 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: (MPH) • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 86,436
  • Referee: Cooper Castleberry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)

Kansas State has a week off between the previous win against Oklahoma State and their next game against Oklahoma.[19] Oklahoma's new defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill was able to simplify the defensive plan which helped turn out good results against Texas Christian in the previous week with a Sooner victory 52-27. K-State's Coach Snyder commented: "They're very much the same football team that they were on the defensive side of the ball, on both sides actually, but certainly on the defensive side. I saw some tweaks, a few things, that you might consider to be changes -- don't know if they're changes or are just there and hadn't surfaced previously. But by and large, it's the same defense."[20]

When the game rolled around, both the offense and the defense for Oklahoma performed to control the game from start to finish, with a final score of 51-14 and an Oklahoma win.[21]

at Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–6 2017 W, 49–27
No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 7 Oklahoma 7 21 71651
Texas Tech 14 17 01546

at Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas

  • Date: November 3, 2018
  • Game time: 7:14 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: (MPH) • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 60,454
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy (Play-by-Play), Brian Griese (analyst), Todd McShay (sideline)

Oklahoma State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
87–18–7 2017 W, 62–52
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 14 14 71247
No. 6 Oklahoma 14 20 7748

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Game time: 2:36 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: (MPH) • Weather:
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy (Play-by-Play), Brian Griese (analyst), Todd McShay (sideline)

Kansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
75–27–6 2017 W, 41–3
Kansas Jayhawks vs #6 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Kansas 7 3 72340
#6 Oklahoma 7 14 142055

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Game time: 6:35 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 • Wind: N15 (MPH) • Weather:Arctic front arrival
  • Game attendance: 86,371
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
  • TV announcers (FOX): Tim Brando (Play-by-Play), Spencer Tillman (analyst), Holly Sonders (sideline)

at West Virginia[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2 2017 W, 59–31
Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#6 Oklahoma 14 21 101459
#13 West Virginia 14 14 21756

at Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia

vs Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Longhorns 7 7 13 0 27
No. 5 Sooners 3 17 7 12 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
62–46–5 2018 TEX, 48–45
Statistics TEX OU
First downs 23 29
Plays–yards 437 508
Rushes–yards 32–88 40–129
Passing yards 349 379
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 23–37–1 25–34–0
Time of possession 28:00 32:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 25/36, 349 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Sam Ehlinger 14 carries, 42 yards, TD
Receiving Collin Johnson 8 receptions, 177 yards, TD
Oklahoma Passing Kyler Murray 25/34, 379 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Trey Sermon 18 carries, 65 yards, TD
Receiving CeeDee Lamb 6 receptions, 167 yards, TD

vs. #1 Alabama (CFP Semifinal)[edit]

Capital One Orange Bowl (Semifinal)
1 234Total
#4 Oklahoma 0 101014 34
#1 Alabama 21 10014 45
  • Date: December 29
  • Location: Miami Gardens, FL
  • Game start: 7:10 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 66,203
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75 • Wind: SE 3mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Maria Taylor and Laura Rutledge (sideline)
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1–1 2014 W, 45–31

Statistics

Statistics Oklahoma Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Scores against non-conference opponents
1 2 3 4OT Total
Opponents 14 7 14 210 56
Oklahoma 56 31 31 217 146
Scores against the Big 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 72 99 87 80 338
Oklahoma 104 145 100 115 464
Scores against all opponents
1 2 3 4OT Total
Opponents 86 106 101 1010 394
Oklahoma 160 176 131 1367 610

2019 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Kyler Murray QB 1 1 Arizona Cardinals
Marquise Brown WR 1 25 Baltimore Ravens
Cody Ford OT 2 38 Buffalo Bills
Bobby Evans OL 3 97 Los Angeles Rams
Dru Samia G 4 114 Minnesota Vikings
Ben Powers G 4 123 Baltimore Ravens
Austin Seibert K 5 170 Cleveland Browns
Rodney Anderson RB 6 211 Cincinnati Bengals

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 Final 
AP 7 6 5 5 6 7 11 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 4 4 
Coaches 5 5 5 5 5 5 11 10 8 7 6 6 6 5 4 4 
CFP Not released 7 6 6 6 5 4 Not released

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