Attendance


OU Football History & Tradition | Updated Apr. 16, 2018

A perennial college football powerhouse, OU Football draws massive crowds to its games, both at home and on the road.

Attendance Records

Five of the 10 largest home crowds in Oklahoma football history were recorded during the 2017 season including (1) 88,308 for TCU.

Home Game Attendance
 Attendance  Game  Date
 1. 88,308  (5) Oklahoma 38, (6) TCU 20  November 11, 2017
 2. 87,979  (3) Ohio State 45, (14) Oklahoma 24  September 17, 2016
 3. 87,527  (9) Oklahoma 38, (10) Oklahoma State 20  December 3, 2016
 4. 87,037  (14) Oklahoma 59, ULM 17  September 10, 2016
 5. 86,309  (10) Oklahoma 49, Texas Tech 27  October 28, 2017
 6. 86,301  (16) Oklahoma 56, Kansas 3  October 29, 2016
 7. 86,290  (2) Oklahoma 56, Tulane 14  September 16, 2017
 8. 86,249  (9) Oklahoma 45, (25) Baylor 24  November 12, 2016
 9. 86,117  (4) Oklahoma 59, West Virginia 31  November 25, 2017
 10. 86,019  (7) Oklahoma 56, UTEP 7  September 2, 2017

Some of the largest crowds to see an Oklahoma football game in person often occur at the annual Red River Rivalry OU-Texas game with the expanded Cotton Bowl seating more than 96,000 fans in Dallas.
 
Highest Attended Games
 Attendance  Game  Location
Date
 1. 109,088  (5) Oklahoma 31, (2) Ohio State 16  Columbus, Ohio
09/09/17
 2. 102,455  (19) Oklahoma 31, (23) Tennessee 24 (2OT)  Knoxville, Tenn.
09/12/15
 3. 96,009  (3) Oklahoma 55, (11) Texas 17  Dallas, Texas
10/01/11
     96,009  (8) Oklahoma 28, (21) Texas 20  Dallas, Texas
10/02/10
     96,009  (3) Texas 16, (20) Oklahoma 13  Dallas, Texas
10/17/09
 6. 93,552  (12) Oklahoma 29, Texas 24  Dallas, Texas
10/14/17
 7. 92,844  (3) Georgia 54, (2) Oklahoma 48 (2OT)  Pasadena, Calif.
01/01/17
 8. 92,500  Texas 36, (12) Oklahoma 20  Dallas, Texas
10/12/13
     92,500  (13) Oklahoma 63, (15) Texas 21  Dallas, Texas
10/13/12
 10. 92,182  (5) Texas 45, (1) Oklahoma 35  Dallas, Texas
10/11/08

Yearly Attendance

OU compiled a 101-9 record at home (.918) under Bob Stoops throughout his 18-year tenure as head coach, wih more Big XII Championships (10) than home losses. Now, Coach Riley continues this success with a 5-1 home record in his first season last year. Not coincidentally, the Sooners hold a 116-game home sellout streak.

OU Season Attendance
 Home Avg.
 Games
Season
Home Record
Overall Record
 1. 86,857
6
2016
5-1
11-2
 2. 86,520
6
2017
5-1
12-2
 3. 85,356
6
2015
6-0
11-2
 4. 85,243
6
2012
4-2
10-3
 5. 85,162
6
2014
3-3
8-5
 6. 85,161
6
2011
5-1
10-3
 7. 85,075
6
2008
6-0
12-2
 8. 84,858
7
2007
7-0
11-3
 9. 84,778
6
2009
6-0
8-5
 10. 84,738
6
2010
6-0
12-2

Oklahoma ranked No. 12 in average home attendance for the 2017 season at 86,520. The Sooners operated at 104% capacity with a total attendance of more than half a million for six home games in Norman.
 
2017 NCAA Average Attendance
 School
 Games
Average
Total Attendance
 1. Michigan
6
111,589
669,534
 2. Ohio State
7
107,495
752,464
 3. Penn State
7
106,707
746,946
 4. Alabama
7
101,722
712,053
 5. Texas A&M
7
98,802
691,612
 6. LSU
6
98,506
591,034
 7. Tennessee
7
95,779
670,454
 8. Texas
6
92,778
556,667
 9. Georgia
6
92,746
556,476
 10. Nebraska
7
89,798
628,583
 11. Florida
6
86,715
520,290
 12. Oklahoma
6
86,520
519,119
 
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